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I am in the initial stages of installing norton internet security software into my computer when it prompted me to update windows to xp service pack 2 or higher before installing the product. How can i do this?

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It's time to get Service Pack 3.

Go to this link to get... Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3

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Perform a microsoft update, this will install SP2 and then you can finish installing Norton


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You may need to check to see which "service pack" you are currently on.

See below requirements:

System Software — Windows XP & Vista
  • Windows Vista Business or Ultimate Edition
    • 32-bit OS Installation Only
  • Windows XP Professional or Home Edition
    • With Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3

  • Not Supported:
    • Windows Vista 64-bit (any version)
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Windows 98, Me, 2000, NT, 95, 3.1, DOS

  • Not Tested:
    • Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition
    • Although Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition have not been tested or qualified by Digidesign, there are currently no known issues with Vista Home and Home Premium 32-bit operating systems and Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 compared to the supported Windows Vista Business or Ultimate Edition operating systems.

Windows Vista SP1
There are currently no known issues with Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista based on our initial limited testing and customer feedback. Although full qualification with all Digidesign products has not been completed, we do not recommend against updating to SP1, given the number of important overall system fixes in SP1. We do recommend that you backup your system and create a restore point before updating to SP1, should you encounter any problems after installing the update.


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"access denied" in XP


<p>Introduction:<br /> <p>When installing or uninstalling the printer driver, a message may appear stating that <span>access is denied</span>. This may occur in Windows 2000 or XP. It may be necessary to edit the registry of the computer to resolve this issue. <br /> <p>Editing the registry with the instructions in this document may bypass security profiles. Please consult your system administrator.<br /> <p>According the instructions below, first check the service pack on your computer, and if necessary update it. If the issue is not resolved, proceed and edit the registry.<br /> <p>Instructions:<br /> <p><b>Step 1: Check the service pack</b> <br /> <p>The issue may be resolved by updating the service pack, if the most recent service pack is not already installed. To check which service pack is installed on the computer, complete the following steps: <br /> <ul> <li> <p><b>Windows XP:</b> Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. Under System:, the service pack is listed. <br /> <li> <p><b>Windows 2000:</b> Right-click My Computer and then click Properties. Under System:, the service pack is listed. <br /></li></ul> <p>Make a note of the service pack information. <br /> <p>On the Microsoft Web site, find the Windows Update information. Check to verify the latest service pack and whether it is installed on your computer. If necessary, follow the instructions provided by Microsoft, or contact Microsoft for help, to install the service pack.<br /> <p>If the error message returns and you are unable to install or uninstall the printer driver, proceed to Step 2.<br /> <p><b>Step 2: Edit the Registry</b> <br /> <p>Window maintains most of the information about your computer and its programs in a file called the registry. It is important to backup the registry before editing it. If mistakes are made when editing the registry, your computer may not function properly. Having a backup copy of a working registry will allow you to restore your computer to a working state if mistakes are made while editing the registry.<br /> <p><b>Backing up the Registry</b> <br /> <p>Complete the steps in this section to backup the Windows registry. <br /> <ol> <li> <p>Click Start and then click Run. <br /> <li> <p>In the Open box, type regedit. Click OK. <br /> <li> <p>In the Registry Editor, select My Computer. <br /> <li> <p>In Windows 2000, click Registry and then Export Registry. <br /> <p>In Windows XP, with My Computer highlighted, click File and then Export. <br /> <li> <p>Browse to a file location that will be easy to remember. <br /> <li> <p>Under Export Range, select All. <br /> <li> <p>Type in a filename. Suggestion: registry_backup with the current date. <br /> <li> <p>Click Save to save the backup copy of the register. <br /></li></ol> <p><b>Editing the Registry in Windows XP</b> <br /> <p>To make the necessary changes to the registry in Windows XP, follow these instructions: <br /> <ol> <li> <p>Click the ( <b>+</b>) next to HKEY LOCAL MACHINE. <br /> <li> <p>Click the ( +) next to SOFTWARE. <br /> <li> <p>Right-click Hewlett-Packard, then click Permissions. Verify that Full Control is checked in the Permissions for Users box below the Group or user names box. Then, click OK. <br /> <li> <p>Click the ( +) next to Hewlett-Packard. <br /> <li> <p>Right-click HPDJ PRINTING SYSTEM CONFIG and then click Permissions. Verify full control is allowed for each user on the list. Then, click OK. <br /> <li> <p>Right-click HPZ and then click Permissions. Verify full control is allowed for each user on the list, then click OK. <br /> <li> <p>Click the X in the upper-right corner of the Registry Editor to close it. <br /> <p>Now, with the registry edited properly, uninstall and reinstall the printer.<br /></li></ol> <p><b>Editing the Registry in Windows 2000</b> <br /> <p>To make the necessary changes to the registry in Windows 2000, follow these instructions: <br /> <ol> <li> <p>From the desktop (with the registry closed), click Start and Run. <br /> <li> <p>In the Open: box, type <span>Regedt32</span> and then click OK. <br /> <li> <p>In the tiled windows, find the one labeled HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE on local machine and maximize it. <br /> <li> <p>Double-click HKEY LOCAL MACHINE. <br /> <li> <p>Double-click Software. <br /> <li> <p>Click the Hewlett-Packard entry. <br /> <li> <p>Click Security on the menu bar at the top of the window. <br /> <li> <p>Click Permissions. Verify that Full Control is checked in the Permissions box. <br /> <li> <p>Double-click Hewlett Packard. <br /> <li> <p>Click HP DJ PRINITNG SYSTEM CONFIG. <br /> <li> <p>Click Security and then click Permissions. Verify that Full Control is allowed for every user in the list. Click OK. <br /> <li> <p>Click HPZ. <br /> <li> <p>Click Security and then click Permissions. Verify that Full Control is allowed for every user in the list. Click OK. <br /> <li> <p>Close and exit from the registry.<br /> <p>Now, with the registry edited properly, uninstall and reinstall the printer.<br /></li></ol>

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What Does It Mean When Support for My Operating System Ends?


Microsoft Support for Windows Vista (with no service packs installed) ended on April 13, 2010, while support for Windows XP (without Service Pack 3 installed) ended on July 13, 2010. Windows 2000 support ended on July 13, 2010 as well.
There is no Service Pack 3 for the 64-bit version of Windows XP. If you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP with SP2, you have the latest service pack and will continue to be eligible for support and receive updates until April 8, 2014.
If you are still running a version of Windows where support has ended, it means that version of Windows will no longer receive any updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update site. These updates are generally provided for security reasons to help protect the PC from harmful viruses, spyware, malware, and other malicious software. Windows Update also provides new drivers for your hardware that can improve the reliability of Windows.
Hackers love to take a security vulnerability in Windows and exploit it to their advantage. So, if a vulnerability is found in Windows XP or Windows Vista and you are not running the latest service pack, you will not be protected and will be at risk.

How Can I Tell What Service Pack is Installed?
Follow these steps to discover what Service Pack is installed:
1) Click on the Start Button
2) Right-click on either My Computer or Computer (depending on your Windows version)
3) Click on Properties
On this window, it should tell you which version of Windows along with which service pack is installed). It should also tell you whether you are running a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows.

Where can I download the latest Service Pack for Windows?
For Windows XP, click on the following link to download Service Pack 3

For Windows XP Service Pack 3 info, click below :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

For Windows XP Service Pack 3 download, click below :-
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4

For Windows Vista, click on the following link to download Service Pack 2

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 info, click below :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Learn-how-to-install-Windows-Vista-Service-Pack-2-SP2

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 download, click below :-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791

on Oct 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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SP3 nightmare install


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07159&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=1127351&rule=24868&lang=en#

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On March 6, 2008 Microsoft released Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows XP. Service Pack 3 contains all of the important Windows updates from previous service packs as well as additional updates that were released after Service Pack 2. To install Windows XP Service Pack 3 from the Internet on a home desktop computer use the Windows Update feature. CAUTION: If you have an HP Pavilion, HP Media Center or Compaq Presario desktop computer that has an AMD processor, your PC might encounter a startup problem after installing SP3 (or SP3 will not download from Windows Update). Before attempting to install SP3, install sp37394 - Microsoft Windows XP SP3 Upgrade Utility for systems with AMD processors . For more information, the following support articles from the Microsoft Web site can help: 322389 - How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack (in English) 936929 - Release notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (in English) NOTE: One or more of the links above will take you outside the Hewlett-Packard Web site. HP does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.

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Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 for Windows XP (KB936782) Security Update for Windows XP (KB926247) Security Update for Windows XP (KB950749) Critical Update for Office XP on Windows XP...


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5 Critical Steps to Protecting Your Computer on the Internet


Spyware, viruses and worms... oh my!

If you are connected to the internet, you need to make sure you get your computer set up properly if you want to avoid problems down the road.

With all the viruses, spyware and other threats on the internet today, no computer should be set up without the proper protection.

And that protection needs to be in place as soon after you hook up your new machine as possible.

The following five steps will make your computer a much harder target for threats. You still won't be completely immune to problems, but 99% of the time the threat will pass you by, looking for the easy mark.

1. Running a Personal Firewall

A personal firewall is software that basically makes your computer invisible to hackers, worms and other threats that can infect your computer over the internet.

Setting up a firewall is the absolute first thing you should do if you're going to connect to the internet. Without a firewall, your computer could get infected in as little as one minute after connecting.

If you have a brand new computer running Windows XP Service Pack 2, there is a firewall built into Windows. It will already have been turned on when you first set up your computer.

If you're running an older version of Windows, even an earlier version of Windows XP, there is no firewall automatically set up for you. In this case there are two possibilities:

- Your computer came pre-loaded with a firewall such as Norton Internet Security or McAfee Internet Security
- You have no firewall installed and should download one ASAP.

If you don't have any personal firewall software installed, you should do so right away. Zone Alarm is a very good firewall program that has a version that you can download and install for free.

You can download the free version of Zone Alarm from http://www.computer-help-squad.com/zonealarm

2. Turn on Windows Updates

Again, if you're running Windows XP Service Pack 2 this is already set up, but otherwise you should turn on Windows Updates. Microsoft releases updates for security problems and other bugs in Windows on a regular basis.

These updates will keep your computer running better, and they often fix security issues that could compromise your information or privacy.

If you are running Windows XP Service Pack 2, you can double-check that automatic updates are turned on by clicking Start, then click Control Panel, then double-click Security Center. The window that opens will tell you if automatic updates are turned on, and lets you turn them on if they're not.

To turn on automatic updates in earlier versions of Windows XP, click on the Start menu, click Control Panel and then double-click on System. On the "Automatic Updates" tab, click the option to "Automatically download the updates and install them on the schedule I specify."

To turn them on in Windows 2000, click on Start, click Control Panel and then double-click on Automatic Updates. Again, click the option to "automatically download the updates and install them on the schedule I specify."

Now when Microsoft releases updates, they will be downloaded for you automatically and Windows will tell you when they are ready to be installed.

3. Install & Update Antivirus Software

Most new computers come with antivirus software these days. You might have Norton, McAfee, PC-Cillin or another brand. No matter what program you have, you will need to update it when you get connected to the internet.

It doesn't matter how new your computer is - there will be new viruses, and new updates for the antivirus software, since it was loaded.

The exact process is different for each brand of antivirus program, but most of them will have an icon in the bottom right corner of your desktop, beside the time. The icon might be a picture of a shield (McAfee), a stethoscope (Norton) or something else.

In most cases, if you point to the icon for your antivirus and click the right mouse button, a menu will pop up with an update option. It could be simply called update or could be something like Live Update or Download Latest Updates. If you click on the update option (with the left button this time) it will install the newest updates for you.

If you're not sure which icon is for your antivirus software, just point to each one for a few seconds and a little title should pop up telling you what it is.

4. Install Anti-Spyware Software

Spyware - and other things known as adware and malware - is becoming as big a problem as viruses. Spyware programs can cause a lot of problems with your computer, not to mention they can track your personal information and you never know where it's being sent.

Some new computers might includes antispyware software, but most of them don't yet. There are quite a few anti-spyware programs available, some free and some not. The one I recommend is from Microsoft and is one of the free ones.

One of the reasons I like it is because it always runs in the background and will automatically catch a lot of spyware before it gets on your computer.

Many of the other programs don't catch it until you run a scan. Not only does this allow things to get on your computer, it also means you have to actually remember to run a scan.

You can download the free Microsoft Antispyware from http://www.computer-help-squad.com/antispyware

5. Set up a Free Email Account

This last item is not as critical as the first four, but I would highly recommend you set up an email account with one of the free services like Hotmail or Gmail.

Once you're on the internet, you'll find a lot of useful information that you want that requires you to provide an email address. In some cases, these people will end up sending you a bunch of spam.

If you use a free email account to sign up for anything that you don't know for sure you can trust, it's not going to fill your main email with a bunch of junk.

This goes for anything really, not just online information. If you're entering a contest or signing up for anything offline and you don't know where your information could end up being used, I would suggest using your free email address.

If worse comes to worse, and your free email address gets inundated with spam, you can always just set up a new one and let the old one expire.

Some of the better free email services are www.hotmail.com, www.gmail.com and www.yahoomail.com.

If you've had your computer for a while and never done any of these things, you should still take these steps to get it set up properly. It will definitely save you a lot of time - and possibly money - as you use your system.

on Jan 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have just had to re install norton internet security 2008 and now it will not start


Check to see if the computer meets the minimum system requirements
    To successfully install Norton Internet Security 2008, your system must meet the following minimum requirements:

    Basic requirements for Windows XP:
    * Windows XP Home Edition or Professional Edition
    * 300-MHz or faster processor
    * 256 MB of RAM
    * 350 MB of hard disk space

for more information check here
How to install Norton Internet Security 2008?
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further information
http://forums.2cpu.com/archive/index.php/t-87910.html

Jul 01, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I have upgraded from Norton internet security suite 2005 to the 2008 edition. My computer keeps freezing up and crashing. I have uninstalled and re-installed the program to no avail. Norton also keeps...


Trojans can be tough to get rid of, the best solution is to reinstall Windows xp, then try installing norton again. Reinstalling windows will rid your computer of whatever program or cookie that contains the trojan. Then norton should take over and keep these forms of malware at bay.

May 31, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Windows xp updates


Download from this link service pack 3

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