Windows XP Service Pack 3

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    Baldrick said:

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    Can anyone recommend somewhere safe to download Windows XP Service Pack 3 from, please?

    I know it’s a bit ancient, but I found an old laptop in the loft at the weekend that was last updated to Service Pack 2. Unfortunately that means that I can’t load Norton Internet Security on it without updating and the update is no longer available directly from Microsoft
     
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    100% off topic but I'd suggest looking at a lightweight Linux distro instead of XP at least that way it will be secure enough to browse the net with.
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    Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll bare it in mind just in case I fail to update XP.
     
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    I'd check on iptorrents for an updated build. I would also advise avoiding Norton anything.


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    Mickey said:

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    quick google

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    from Microsoft page
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    I came here just to post against Norton too I was also going to say there is standalone SP3 patch but seems like Mickey has beat me to it.

     
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    Cheers, Mickey. I'd spotted the first three when I Googled it, too. Without having used any of the three sites before, I was hoping someone might be able to confirm that they're safe before I downloaded and installed anything from them - better safe than sorry. I hadn't seen Microsoft one before, though. I'll give that one a go.
     
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    MHP said:

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    Why do you want to keep XP?
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHP View Post
    Why do you want to keep XP?
    Because it’s a crappy 15 year old Dell laptop that has less computing power than my phone. It just might be able to run something current but it I imagine it would be painfully slow. XP’s fine for what little I use it for. The good news is that (thanks to Mickey’s link to the Microsoft page) Service Pack 3 is now installed and Norton’s now been re-installed too.

    While we’re talking about Norton, why do people hate it so much? I’ve never had any problems with it.
     
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    Simply because it makes a slow machine fcking useless to use. Its memory intensive hogs all the resources.
    then try and uninstall it lmao. you think its gone but it hasn't
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    MHP said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Because it’s a crappy 15 year old Dell laptop that has less computing power than my phone. It just might be able to run something current but it I imagine it would be painfully slow. XP’s fine for what little I use it for. The good news is that (thanks to Mickey’s link to the Microsoft page) Service Pack 3 is now installed and Norton’s now been re-installed too.

    While we’re talking about Norton, why do people hate it so much? I’ve never had any problems with it.
    XP and Norton are going to make a slow machine even slower. Stick Chrome OS or Linux on it and get some use out of it.

     
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    DJ Overdose said:

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    If it's that shit a pc, why not try Remix OS? It's android with a desktop.

    Norton is bloaty, for XP go for a bent copy of NOD32.


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    tempralflux said:

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    Might be of some use.
     
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    plug1 said:

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    XP and Norton would struggle on an i7 .Norton is a virus rather than anti
     
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    Over Carl said:

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    My suggestions:

    As previously said, forget Norton. Never install this pile of cack on anything.

    1: Get a newer laptop. Preferably 2nd Gen i5 or better. Can be found for approx. £150
    2: If can't get a newer laptop, get a cheap small SSD and load Win7 or Win 10 on this. (often you can ditch your CD drive and put a big/slow HDD in a tray in place of the CD)
    3: If can't get an SSD, still load Win7/Win10.
    4: If you have no need for Windows, one of the various types of Linux should run ok on your computer