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WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK 3

By rsw6640 ·
Recently purchased two OEM computers from reputable company in SC. Both had XP Svc Pack 3 preinstalled. Attempted to load 3rd party sofware, eg. HP PSC 1410 All-in-One drivers. No go. Windows Installer refused to find the drivers on disk. Also refused to allow installation of drivers downloaded from HP. HP stumped. OEM stumped. Lots of customers same complaint: Service Pack 3 creates loads of problems. Svc Pack 3 even refused to allow Microsoft Lifecam, purchased new, to be loaded.
Has anyone suffered similar distress at the hands of XP Svc Pack 3?

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No the only issue I have seen with SP3

by OH Smeg In reply to WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK 3

Is that on some systems it's not able to be installed it reports a CPU Error that M$ claims is related to a Slipstreamed Recovery Disc being made on a Intel System for a AMD Computer. But as i have seen the same thing with a Intel CPU as is supposed to only happen with some AMD CPU's I don't completely buy the reasons behind the claimed problem. Though the same fix works with both Brands of CPU.

As for the System Builder they are buying OEM Product from M$ and they can now only buy XP OEM as SP3. As SP3 only has a series of previously released Patches and a few small networking improvments to make XP compatable with Vista it's very unlikely to be SP3 causing the problem here.

Are you logging in with the Administrator Account?

Are you following HP's directions on installing the software for this unit? Generally you need to install the software and then plug in the Printer after you are prompted. If you don't follow these steps you can run into problems.

When you try to manually install the driver what actually happens?

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