Enjoy Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Help with Extended Support

Posted: April 19, 2011 in Support for windows xp
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Finally a News to cheer up for all Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition users! The version will enjoy the official support from Microsoft till mid of 2014. Indeed it is a renaissance for millions of computers across the globe. Till now it has been updated thrice with the Service pack 1, 2 and 3, which were aimed to make the software more reliable and secure. The latest service pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released Windows XP security and hotfix updates. The update is important for businesses as it will allow them to explore the new features of Windows Server 2008 such as Network Access, Protection (NAP) and more.

The announcement has made Windows XP Home Edition help again alive. Few months ahead the companies which were prioritizing the Windows 7 and Windows Vista Support are back on supporting the one of the most popular operating system, which still shares a large volume of the market. This News fascinated me to write this blog about Windows XP Home Edition help. Here I am sharing some of my experiences that you can follow to install the new service pack 3 on your PC.

Check hard-disk space before downloading the update

• Your hard-disk must have free-space of 1,500 megabytes (MB) while installing from Microsoft Download Center

• 1,100 MB of free space is needed if you want to download it from a shared network folder

• Need 1,765 MB of free space if you are using a CD drive

Uninstall previous updates or following programs for error-free installation of service pack 3.

• Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit

• Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) 6.0 MUI pack (Update 925877 for Windows XP)

To uninstall these updates, follow these steps:

• Click “Start”, and then click “Run.”

• In the Open box, type “appwiz.cpl.”

• Click “Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit” or “Remote Desktop Connection.”

• Click “Remove.

Availing Tech Support from remote support provider is another good idea. You can call your reliable tech support provider to get technical assistance for the Windows XP Service Pack 3 update.

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