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kiwibloke
28-10-2008, 04:08 PM
Hi there, I have just purchased the latest issue of PCWorld and tried to install SP3. I have a registered copy of XP Pro but the installation failed. It went through the process but kept telling me it couldn't read an address to complete a particular instruction. There must have been about 20 or more of these messages. I had disabled Nortons and closed all other programmes and tried installing twice but with the same result. What could be the problem?

SolMiester
28-10-2008, 04:32 PM
Cannot read an address?, could it be a corrupted copy of SP3?

wainuitech
28-10-2008, 04:39 PM
Welcome to PF1 --

The Service Packs on the NZ PC World DVD ?? :confused:

Call me blind - but I cant see it - The latest one I have is October.

Have you tried downloading the SP Via windows Update ?

PENTIUM
28-10-2008, 06:07 PM
You can get such a message if there is a defective transfer when expanding cabinet files. It is unlikely to be the Mag DVD.
Are you over-clocking? Are you sure Norton whatever has let go? Does your system restore needing purging?
Have fun!

gary67
28-10-2008, 06:29 PM
It's not on Sept or Oct and the November editions not here yet

GameJunkie
28-10-2008, 06:52 PM
november edition out today

gary67
28-10-2008, 07:34 PM
Wmm mine didn't arrive in the mail today oh well it will be tomorrow now

GameJunkie
31-10-2008, 03:11 PM
i got the WinXp SP3 disc with my edition of PCW. did you end up getting yours?>

gary67
31-10-2008, 04:40 PM
No mine comes by mail as have subscription but no SP3

wainuitech
31-10-2008, 07:00 PM
No mine comes by mail as have subscription but no SP3 Ditto X2

JJJJJ
31-10-2008, 07:22 PM
I bought my copy from Woolworths and it had the SP3 disk loose inside.

It's no use to me anyway I have SP3 included on my XP pro disk anyway

Safari
31-10-2008, 08:13 PM
You should be aware of this.

Device Manager may not show any devices and Network Connections may not show any network connections after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953979

JJJJJ
31-10-2008, 09:01 PM
You should be aware of this.

Device Manager may not show any devices and Network Connections may not show any network connections after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953979


Never had a problem with it.

kiwibloke
02-11-2008, 10:06 AM
I bought my copy in the supermarket end of Oct!