Windows XP SP3 blocks uninstall of software

As previously reported, Windows XP with Service Pack 3 has a nasty tendency to cause people to be unable to uninstall software such as Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8.   What I didn’t know, was that it doesn’t confine itself to blocking uninstall of these programs, but that it also blocks the uninstall… Continue reading Windows XP SP3 blocks uninstall of software

Unable to uninstall Internet Explorer 8

The next version of Microsofts Internet Explorer is currently in public beta. Many of the beta testers are reporting that they are unable to uninstall the beta. The reason? They are running Windows XP SP3.   Now, you can still uninstall IE8, it just takes a little more time, and effort. The first step to… Continue reading Unable to uninstall Internet Explorer 8

Windows XP Service Pack 3 – a quick overview

Windows XP is Microsoft’s longest living operating system to date. Released in October 2001, it succeeded the total failure that was Windows Millennium Edition, and has, in turn, been succeeded by Windows Vista. Service Pack 3 is, as implied by the name, the third major upgrade package – Service Pack – released for Windows XP.… Continue reading Windows XP Service Pack 3 – a quick overview