Windows 7 - Skip updates

Asked By mehler on 10-May-08 09:12 PM
I had problems with Service Pack 3 so I do not need it and do not want to
download it. How can I be notified of future updates but not have SP3 keep
showing up as a needed update?




Shenan Stanley replied on 10-May-08 09:19 PM
Sooner or later - if you stick with Windows XP - you will need it to get
future updates.

Anyway..
Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D7C9A07A-5267-4BD6-87D0-E2A72099EDB7&displaylang=en

Registry Edit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

Right click > New > DWORD Value. Enter name as DoNotAllowSP. Double click
the newly created DWORD value and set the value data as 1.

Good luck.

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mehler replied on 10-May-08 09:33 PM
But thanks
Kayman replied on 10-May-08 09:34 PM
You many need SP3 eventually in order to receive the security updates that
come in the future.
1.Make an Image backup of the hard drive/Windows Partition before you
install SP3.
2.Test your System Restore to see if it is working correctly.
3. Make absolutely sure the machine's free of any hijackware, Trojan, or
virus infections before installing SP3.
4. Run Disk Cleanup then run a Defrag session before installing SP3.
5. Disable all real-time protections (anti-virus; anti-spyware;
third-party firewall) before downloading/installing SP3.
6. Reboot twice after installing SP3.
7. Run another  Defrag.

Good luck :)
Shenan Stanley replied on 10-May-08 09:45 PM
For giving you what you asked for?

Sure - no problem.  Google is a wonderful tool.  Made it quite a simple task
to andswer that simple question.  Glad to help.

As for the "endless reboot" issue - likely something repairable with a
little time/effort.

From PA Bear [MS MVP]:
Workarounds:

1. Boot into Safe Mode and rename INTELPMM.SYS to INTELPMM.OLD.
2. After booting into Safe Mode:
Start --> Run --> (copy/paste)
sc config intelppm start= disabled
-->  OK --> Reboot into normal (Windows) mode.

Other references include:
. http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?p=187790#p187790
.
http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/archive/2008/05/08/does-your-amd-based-computer-boot-after-installing-xp-sp3.aspx
. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/09/windows_xp_sp3_reboots_crashes/
.
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9084418
. You receive a "Stop 0x0000007E" error message after you upgrade to Windows
XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3 on a non-Intel-processor-based computer
(Revised 06 May-08)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888372

As for 'having to do a PC recovery' and 'lost most of my stuff'...  That's
not just SP3 - but a mixture of the computer experiencing a problem _you_
were unable to resolve without resorting to destructive means and obviously
poor backup practices on your part.

The computer and the software/data contained within is one of the few parts
of life that actually gives the end-user a level of comfort and safety not
available for most other things.  You can backup all the data - every single
bit and byte - to external media to be recovered at a later date and/or
stored far far away from the system in case of complete disaster.  Not
taking advantage of this capability is unwise, at best. ;-)

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Daltri replied on 10-May-08 09:51 PM
I feel the same way. And, this is after making my attempt with the aid of a
Microsoft support person. How about seven failures? It took me 10 months to
update to SP2, and it was very smooth. This is a mess error 0x80070005.
I know that a number of people had no problem, but this is sickening, and
the performance of the OS is going downhill.
Shenan Stanley replied on 10-May-08 09:58 PM
Otherwise - you can also get help through this channel:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131

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PA Bear [MS MVP] replied on 10-May-08 09:45 PM
Continual reboots or can only boot into Safe Mode after installing WinXP
SP3?

Workarounds:

1. Boot into Safe Mode and rename INTELPMM.SYS to INTELPMM.OLD.

2. After booting into Safe Mode:

Start | Run | (copy/paste) sc config intelppm start= disabled | OK | Reboot
into normal (Windows) mode.

Other references include:

• http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?p=187790#p187790

•
http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/archive/2008/05/08/does-your-amd-based-computer-boot-after-installing-xp-sp3.aspx

• http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/09/windows_xp_sp3_reboots_crashes/

•
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9084418

• You receive a “Stop 0x0000007E” error message after you upgrade to Windows
XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3 on a non-Intel-processor-based computer
(Revised 06 May-08)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888372


Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.

• US:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• CA:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-ca&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• UK:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-gb&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• AU:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-au&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 | select
Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
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Kayman replied on 11-May-08 12:16 AM
Don't throw in the towel; Google 0x80070005 plenty of help around. Have you
followed the prescribed (SP3) downloading/installation procedures? You may
wish to start from the scratch...
SG replied on 11-May-08 02:26 AM
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&tab=wn&ned=us&q=microsoft+sp3
Problems it's causing and some fixes. I believe next week MS will release 4
new fixes.

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