The update problems should be sorted out by that time, and if they have not been it is still possible to disable automatic updates. A double-click creates the new Registry key automatically.
The block can be removed by either deleting the Registry key again or by setting the dword value to 0 instead.
Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3Microsoft released a Knowledge Base article detailing the steps that users should take before installing the latest Service Pack for Windows XP.
The article itself is divided into two parts with the first part detailing the steps to take before installing Service Pack 3 while the second part lists possible error messages and problems users can run into when installing it.
Don't install IE7 before Windows XP SP3The Windows XP Service Pack 3 is available again and many users have already made the switch to protect their system with the latest security updates.