Friday, 29 August 2008

Windows XP Service Pack 3

What's that got to do with beer I hear you ask? Nothing, except loading it caused my computer to go into an endless cycle of load, close, reboot, load, close. So on ad infinitum. I couldn't get into it, thus preventing me posting.

I had to reload XP (a well out of date edition which came with my PC) and then spend many, many hours first of all trying to find a way on line and then getting everything brought very slowly back up to date and the way I want it. It took me a long time. I didn't even take the milk off the step until nearly 5 pm. I did though have a few glasses of Wernesgruener Pils to keep me sane. There's your beer link!

If loading SP3 have a check on the web first about what you should look out for. It might just save you some time. I am now back to SP2! And no. I don't have an AMD processor, but was still afflicted.


The Beer Nut said...

This warning would have been of enormous benefit to me yesterday. Why didn't you post it then?

Oh. Right.

Thanks anyway.

Tandleman said...

Ah. The Irish journey! I empathise if you have just gone through what I have!

Mike Ring said...

I've always been leery of ANY Microsoft service packs. If they can't get it right the first time, who's to say this will help any? LINUX FOR ALL!