Issues trying installing XP SP3 RC1

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by cd69, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. cd69

    cd69 Guest

    Hi there!

    I'm trying to install the SP3 RC1 build 3244 for XP and I'm getting a
    message I can't install on top of the previous version of the SP3 I already
    have and to remove the previous version and then do the install.I went in my
    Add/Remove programs and the previous build isn't showing anywhere in there.I
    was sure I had removed any prior build.I tried 2 other build before with no
    issue but this one seems to act differently.Any idea on how to fix this in
    order for me to try it?And if this isn't the best NG to post this,please let
    me know which one would be best.Thanks!
     
    cd69, Nov 19, 2007
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    Gordon Guest


    AFAIK SP3 is only released to the beta testers program - and AFAIK they have
    their private newsgroups.
    So presumably you are NOT part of the MS Beta testing program and have
    acquired this SP3 from non-MS sources.
     
    Gordon, Nov 19, 2007
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  3. cd69

    cd69 Guest

    SP3 has been released all over the web and for months.
     
    cd69, Nov 19, 2007
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    Gordon Guest


    But NOT officially from MS - who knows what you have downloaded with
    it......
     
    Gordon, Nov 19, 2007
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  5. cd69

    cd69 Guest

    It is an official release.It isn't an issue with a repackaged SP.
     
    cd69, Nov 19, 2007
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    Gordon Guest


    Sorry, SP3 is ONLY released as a BETA to the official BETA testers and as
    such is ONLY available from the MS Beta program download....not "all over
    the web" as you put it.
     
    Gordon, Nov 19, 2007
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    Tester Guest

    I got a not quite kosher copy of build 3205 and it left an entry in
    Control/Add-Remove programs for removal.

    I didn't get some of the urgent updates that other people running XP
    got on Patch Tuesday but otherwise it seems to work perfectly well. I
    haven't gotten any visible symptoms of malware like peer-to-peer
    traffic when I'm not knowingly running a peer-to-peer program. YMMV.
    Caveat downloader.

    I doubt there's enough difference between build 3205 and 3244 to make
    the torrent or whatever download of hundreds of megabytes worth it.
     
    Tester, Nov 19, 2007
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    Gordon Guest


    Plus a Google search returns NO download sites at Microsoft - they're ALL
    torrents......
     
    Gordon, Nov 19, 2007
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    Gordon Guest

    And a search at microsoft.com produces NO downloads at ALL...
    so it would be nice if you could supply a URL where you got it from.....
     
    Gordon, Nov 19, 2007
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  10. cd69

    cd69 Guest

    Gordon,you never heard of beta testers sharing the software.As I said,it is
    a genuine SP3 without add-on.I wasn't asking about a lesson on how I got
    it,where it is from and such.If you can help with my question,great.If you
    can't,I would appreciate you staying out of it.Thanks!
     
    cd69, Nov 19, 2007
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  11. cd69

    cd69 Guest

    Hi there!

    My previous build has an entry as well in the Control/Add-Remove and it
    seems like some kind of hiccup happened when I removed it as I'm getting
    this message now when I'm trying to install the RC1.Build 3244 being the
    RC1,I would think there is quite a few changes to previous builds and many
    fix and a more stable environment.Mine is a copy I received from a beta
    tester and it is 336 MB.It is probably as close as it is going to be from
    the official release of the final.I sure hope I can find a way to fix this.
     
    cd69, Nov 19, 2007
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  12. cd69

    cd69 Guest

    Can't do that as I got it from a beta tester friend of mine,which is why I
    know there is no issue with the download/item itself.I'm a beta tester as
    well,but not on the SP3.As I said,this is also available in many places,and
    all over the newsgroups but I can't guarantee what you get there.
     
    cd69, Nov 19, 2007
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    Larry Guest

    Beta testers usually "sign" a form of confidentiality agreement that
    prohibits them from sharing the beta software and from discussing details
    about what they are testing. The agreement usually states what recourse the
    company has if any tester violates the agreement.

    Larry

    :
    : : > : >>
    : >> Plus a Google search returns NO download sites at Microsoft - they're
    ALL
    : >> torrents......
    : >>
    : >
    : > And a search at microsoft.com produces NO downloads at ALL...
    : > so it would be nice if you could supply a URL where you got it from.....
    : >
    : >
    : >
    : Can't do that as I got it from a beta tester friend of mine,which is why I
    : know there is no issue with the download/item itself.I'm a beta tester as
    : well,but not on the SP3.As I said,this is also available in many
    places,and
    : all over the newsgroups but I can't guarantee what you get there.
    :
    :
     
    Larry, Nov 19, 2007
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    cd69 Guest

    Again,if anybody knows how to fix this computer issue,please reply in
    here.I'm not interested in a debate regarding beta testing
    agreement,contract,etc.Thank you!
     
    cd69, Nov 19, 2007
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    Evan Platt Guest

    The point with beta is it has problems.

    It hasn't been fully tested. Perhaps you've found a bug with some
    other software you have installed. Normally, you'd report this. But
    since you have a pirated copy, you get no support.
     
    Evan Platt, Nov 19, 2007
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  16. cd69

    why? Guest

    You get what you pay for and at least it's only the beta test PC you can
    go back to your primary PC and simply reformat and reinstall on the beta
    PC which may help.

    NDA, there is a point for having them.

    Then you wil have your own MS support route.

    <snip>

    Me
     
    why?, Nov 19, 2007
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    Gordon Guest

    With open source, yes. Why should "official" MS beta testers HAVE to share
    software, as they each get a copy anyway.
    Anyway, you have implied in another post that you are NOT an official MS
    beta tester......so your use of the software is entirely irregular.
     
    Gordon, Nov 19, 2007
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    philo Guest

    <snip>

    here's how to do it:

    create a new XP cd with sp3 slipstreamed into it

    (google for help. you slipstream sp3 the same way you'd slipstream sp2)

    then boot with the cd and perform a repair installation and you will be all
    set...

    but personally I'd wait until sp3 comes out of Beta testing as you may need
    to do the whole thing over !
     
    philo, Nov 19, 2007
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    Plato Guest

    XP SP3 is NOT out yet officially. So contact MS for any problems
    installing any BETA ware. Thanks.
     
    Plato, Nov 20, 2007
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    cd69 Guest

    Hi there!

    Thanks for your reply!I was thinking of doing such a cd as well but would
    prefer a way to resolve the issue of having a previous build creating a
    problem with this install rather than installing on top,ie repair.It seems
    the previous build didn't totally get removed and I would have like to see
    if someone had the same issue and had found a way to resolve it in order to
    install the RC1.I guess I might have to go the way of the reinstall(repair)
    if no solution comes up.Thanks!
     
    cd69, Nov 20, 2007
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