Michael Backup your system before beginning the install. Don't update any other hardware or software (other than anti-virus definition updates) for a some time until you feel comfortable that the system is performing OK. The problems were with the stability and health of the set ups of the many with whom SP-3 was installed upon and their lack of foresight in the use of backups.
Review Information about Windows XP Service Pack 3 and the links there before the install. Run Windows/Microsoft update after the install until you are not offered any more updates.
Windows XP SP2 (Pack 2 service), the last Pack service for Windows XP, concentrates on the relative improvement to the security and is one of the most important Service Pack ever published.
The Pack 2 service brings the following features: Blocker of inconvenient advertising windows (pop - up) Internet Explorer: allows to surf on Internet more serenely by reducing the interruptions due to the contents and the unwanted advertisements.
We recently changed our SSL certificate to use the SHA-2 hashing algorithm as SHA-1 is now considered unsecure and will soon display as SSL security warnings within Google Chrome.
As a result of this change we have discovered an issue with Windows XP Service Pack 2 in that SHA-2 is only supported in Windows XP Service Pack 3 and above, which means that media players cannot connect to our servers if they are running Windows XP Service Pack 2 or below.
Way back when SP3 was new, there was tons of negative publicity about install problems. But, time marches on and the future arrived, and I now need SP3 for CS5. The Right Way To Install Windows XP If you absolutely have to upgrade as is: Before you begin your XP, SP-3 installation, remove as much uneeded software and junk as possible. Latest Build: ASUS X99 Deluxe, Core i7-5960X, Corsair Hydro H100i, Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 SSD, Corsair DOMINATOR Platinum 32GB [email protected], W8.1 64 bit, EVGA GTX980, Seasonic PLATINUM-1000W PSU, Mountain Mods U2-UFO Case, and 7 other internal drives.Analysis of the downloads in Internet Explorer: warns you in case of potentially dangerous downloads and allows you to block the unwanted programs.Information bar of Internet Explorer: allows you to remain better informed about the events while you surf on Web, therefore you remain informed of the various situations and can overcome any potential problems of security.Update of the security parameters of Internet Explorer : helps you to protect the confidentiality of your personal data by modifying the default parameters in order to secure the computers in your firm.
Administrator of additional modules of Internet Explorer : improves the security and reduces the risks of incidents by allowing you to manage easily a list of additional modules in Internet Explorer(Programs which were added to your web browser).Administrator of enclosed documents : analyses and deactivates the non reliable enclosed documents, which may contain viruses from Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and Windows Messenger.