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  1. Well, I plugged in the adapter and used the CD to find its drivers (without installing the program that came with it) and now when I go into Wireless Network Connection > Change the order of preferred networks > Wireless Networks tab > 'Add' > then look in the 'Association' tab it shows all this: I take it this means that my XP SP3 does support WPA2 encryption? I know the wireless adapter supported it as it said on the box, but I just wasn't sure my system did... Does that also mean that when I configure my router that my ISP sends me to all my own info (own network SSID and password) that that's the way I'll need to set up my wireless connection in order to connect to the wireless network securely? Also, if I turn off the SSID broadcast in the router, I guess I'll need to check 'connect even if this network is not broadcasting' under the network SSID bit?
  2. I'm thinking of getting broadband with Plusnet, but before I place an order, I want to sort out this wireless network adapter that I've bought so that I'm able to connect to the internet (the router will be downstairs in the hallway and my PC will be in a bedroom upstairs). I've Googled a bit about wireless security and WPA2. It should be supported on XP SP3, but when people get around to configuring their wireless network, they don't get WPA2 as an encryption option. I did see this post on another forum (link here): So, to get the WPA2 option, does that mean I'll have to put in the CD, cancel the setup.exe and go into the device manager and do what the person above says with regards to looking on the CD to get the drivers, then restart the PC (presumably?) and then plug the adapter in? Or, do I just follow the CDs setup.exe and follow the instructions that came with the adapter? Hope someone can help!
  3. Just so you know, I managed to install SP3 on Sunday and everything seems OK.
  4. Thanks for that. That gives a bit more assistance than the support page on Microsoft that I printed out! I know that's not one of the absolutely necessary steps you need to take, but I'm not sure if all of my drivers are up-to-date. Should I check and if so, how? All my things seem to run fine, so... I don't really know if there is a need to check or not. I'm guessing my computer is compatible with SP3 going by peoples responses on here, so I should have no need to do that bit, right?
  5. Options menu? Where? With Java I know it's best to remove older versions and install newer versions manually as it's automatic updater is buggy.
  6. Ha! I always forget to regularly check Java for updates It has been a while since I've looked (obviously!) seeing as the updating is done manually. I presume I remove the Adobe Reader, reboot, and then install the newer version, like with Java? Thanks stormy
  7. Also found this for details on my mainboard: http://www.asrock.com/MB/overview.asp?Model=K7VM2 (well I didn't find it personally, but someone else gave me the link )
  8. Here are the specs from running Belarc earlier... Operating System Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Install Language: English (United States) System Locale: English (United States) System Model Enclosure Type: Desktop Processor 2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP 128 kilobyte primary memory cache 256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Not hyper-threaded Main Circuit Board Board: K7VM2. 3.0X Bus Clock: 133 megahertz BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P1.80 07/28/2003 Drives 80.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity 66.28 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space ATAPI DVD-ROM 16XMax [CD-ROM drive] LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5239S [CD-ROM drive] 3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive] WDC WD800BB-00DKA0 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAHL3835117, rev 77.07W77, SMART Status: Healthy Memory Modules 736 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory Slot '0' has 512 MB Slot '1' has 256 MB Slot '2' is Empty Slot '3' is Empty Local Drive Volumes c: (NTFS on drive 0) 80.02 GB 66.28 GB free Network Drives None detected Users Owner 01/04/2010 17:30:20 (admin) local system accounts Administrator never (admin) Guest never HelpAssistant never SUPPORT_388945a0 never Printers EPSON SX410 Series on USB001 Controllers Standard floppy disk controller Primary IDE Channel [Controller] Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] VIA Bus Master IDE Controller Display S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR [Display adapter] Acer X193HQ [Monitor] (18.5"vis, s/n LEY040014320, August 2009) Bus Adapters VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (3x) VIA USB Enhanced Host Controller Multimedia Standard Game Port Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM) Virus Protection Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic Version Virus Definitions Version Up To Date Realtime File Scanning On Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Version Virus Definitions Version Up To Date Realtime File Scanning On Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic Version Virus Definitions Version Up To Date Realtime File Scanning On Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic Version Virus Definitions Version Up To Date Realtime File Scanning On Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic Version Virus Definitions Version Up To Date Realtime File Scanning On Group Policies None discovered Communications Intel® 536EP Modem Other Devices VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter Dhcp Server: none responded Physical Address: 00:0B:6A:19:2E:97 USB Human Interface Device Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard HID-compliant mouse USB Root Hub (4x) MTP Device (3x) Missing Microsoft Security Hotfixes All required security hotfixes (using the 03/30/2010 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary) have been installed. Software Versions ABBYY (BIT Software) - FineReader Version Adobe Acrobat Version 4.05 Ahead software - NeroMIX Version 1, 3, 1, 11 Avira GmbH - AntiVir Workstation Version Belarc, Inc. - Advisor Version 8.1k Cinematronics - 3D Pinball Version 5.1.2600.2180 CyberLink Corp. - PowerDVD Version 4.00.1813 filezilla Version 3, 3, 1, 0 FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. - RAF FILE CONVERTER EX Version 1, 1, 0, 0 FUJI PHOTO FILM CO.,LTD. - FinePixViewer Version IrfanView Version 3.98 Jasc Software Inc. - Animation Shop 3 Version 3.00 Jasc Software, Inc. - Paint Shop Pro 7 Version 7.00 Jasc Software, Inc. - Paint Shop Pro Version 7,0,0,0 Konae Technologies, Inc - Alleycode HTML Editor Version Last.fm Version Leader Technologies/Seagate - PowerReg Version 1.03 LimeWire Version 1, 0, 0, 2 Macrovision - SafeCast Windows NT Version 4.20.020 Windows NT 2002/12/10 Microsoft ® Windows Script Host Version Microsoft Application Error Reporting Version 12.0.6010.5000 Microsoft Clip Organizer Version 11.0.5510 Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 7.00.6000.17023 Microsoft Corporation - Messenger Version 4.7.3001 Microsoft Corporation - Office Source Engine Version 11.0.5525 Microsoft Corporation - SelfCert Version 11.0.5510 Microsoft Corporation - Windows Installer - Unicode Version 3.1.4000.1823 Microsoft Corporation - Windows Live Call Version 14.0.8064.0206 Microsoft Corporation - Windows Live Messenger Version 14.0.8089.0726 Microsoft Corporation - Windows Movie Maker Version 2.1.4027.0 Microsoft Corporation - Windows® NetMeeting® Version 3.01 Microsoft Corporation - Zone.com Version 1.2.626.1 Microsoft Data Access Components Version 3.525.1117.0 Microsoft Office 2003 Version 11.0.5612 Microsoft Office Document Imaging Version 11.0.1897.0 Microsoft Office InfoPath Version 11.0.5510 Microsoft Office Picture Manager Version 11.0.5510 Microsoft Office Save My Settings/Profile Wizard Version 11.0.5510 Microsoft® Windows Media Player Version Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET Version 7.00.9466 Microsoft® Works 6.0 Version 6.00.3221.2 Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Version 3.6 Piriform Ltd - CCleaner Version 2, 30, 0, 1130 PIXELA Corporation - ImageMixerVCDDVD Version 2, 0, 5, 3 RealNetworks, Inc. - RealPlayer (32-bit) Version RealNetworks, Inc. - RealPlayer (32-bit) Version Rytec Consultants Ltd. - RyDial Application Version 4, 0, 0, 2 Safer Networking Limited - Spybot - Search & Destroy Version 1, 5, 2, 0 Safer Networking Limited - Spybot - Search & Destroy Version 1, 6, 0, 0 Safer Networking Limited - SpyBot-S&D Version 1, 6, 2, 0 SEIKO EPSON CORP. - EPSON Scan Version 3.7 SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION - DspReadMe Version 1.00 SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION - EPQuicker Version 3.00 SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION - EPSON Driver Update Version 3, 0, 2, 0 SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION - Epson Printer Driver Setup Version 7.00 SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION - EPSON Status Monitor 3 Version 6.00 Soeperman Enterprises Ltd. - HijackThis Version 1.99.0001 SpywareBlaster Version 4.02 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - Java™ Platform SE 6 U12 Version Sygate® Security Agent and Personal Firewall Version System Diagnostic UpdateIPR.exe WinAVI WinAVIcmd WinZip Version 9.0 (6028) Installed Microsoft Hotfixes Internet Explorer 6 SP1 KB890923-IE6SP1-20050225.103456 on 29/04/2005 WGA SP0 KB892130 on 03/07/2007 Windows Media Player 10 SP0 KB911565 on 18/02/2006 KB917734_WMP10 on 14/06/2006 SP2 KB936782_WMP10 on 16/08/2007 Windows Media Player 6.4 SP0 KB925398_WMP64 on 13/12/2006 Windows Media Player 9 Series SP0 KB969878_WM9L on 17/10/2009 Windows Media Player SP0 KB911564 on 18/02/2006 KB952069_WM9 on 14/12/2008 KB954155_WM9 on 17/10/2009 KB968816_WM9 on 10/09/2009 KB973540_WM9L on 13/08/2009 Windows XP SP0 KB923689 on 13/12/2006 KB929969 on 20/06/2007 KB933566-IE7 on 20/06/2007 KB937143-IE7 on 16/08/2007 KB938127-IE7 on 16/08/2007 KB939653-IE7 on 10/10/2007 KB941569 on 12/12/2007 KB942615-IE7 on 12/12/2007 KB944533-IE7 on 13/02/2008 KB947864-IE7 on 09/04/2008 KB950759-IE7 on 13/06/2008 KB953838-IE7 on 15/08/2008 KB956390-IE7 on 16/10/2008 KB958215-IE7 on 14/12/2008 KB960714-IE7 on 18/12/2008 KB961260-IE7 on 13/02/2009 KB963027-IE7 on 17/04/2009 KB969897-IE7 on 11/06/2009 KB972260-IE7 on 29/07/2009 KB974455-IE7 on 16/10/2009 KB976325-IE7 on 10/12/2009 KB976749-IE7 on 03/11/2009 KB978207-IE7 on 22/01/2010 KB980182-IE7 on 01/04/2010 SP2 KB811113[sP] on 01/05/2005 SP3 KB873333 on 01/05/2005 KB873339 on 01/05/2005 KB883939 on 17/06/2005 KB885250 on 01/05/2005 KB885835 on 01/05/2005 KB885836 on 01/05/2005 KB885884 on 01/05/2005 KB886185 on 01/05/2005 KB887472 on 01/05/2005 KB887742 on 01/05/2005 KB888113 on 01/05/2005 KB888302 on 01/05/2005 KB890046 on 17/06/2005 KB890175 on 01/05/2005 KB890859 on 01/05/2005 KB890923 on 01/05/2005 KB891781 on 01/05/2005 KB893066 on 01/05/2005 KB893086 on 01/05/2005 KB893756 on 09/08/2005 KB893803 on 29/04/2005 KB893803V2 on 18/05/2005 KB894391 on 09/08/2005 KB896358 on 17/06/2005 KB896422 on 17/06/2005 KB896423 on 09/08/2005 KB896424 on 11/11/2005 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15/10/2009 KB973687 on 26/11/2009 KB973815 on 11/08/2009 KB973869 on 11/08/2009 KB973904 on 10/12/2009 KB974112 on 16/10/2009 KB974318 on 10/12/2009 KB974392 on 10/12/2009 KB974571 on 16/10/2009 KB975025 on 16/10/2009 KB975467 on 17/10/2009 KB975560 on 11/02/2010 KB975561 on 10/03/2010 KB975713 on 11/02/2010 KB976098-V2 on 26/11/2009 KB978037 on 11/02/2010 KB978251 on 11/02/2010 KB978262 on 11/02/2010 KB979306 on 24/02/2010 Windows SP1 IDNMITIGATIONAPIS on 19/06/2007 (Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs) NLSDOWNLEVELMAPPING on 19/06/2007 (Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs) ...don't know if all that lot will help my cause though as I just want a little bit of reassurance that my PC will live to tell the tale when I install SP3
  9. Thanks for the replies everyone! I'll run Belarc later when I get home from work and post back the findings, excluding my licence keys of course.
  10. Just tried to run a test on IE7 and the utility load timed out. I am on a dial up connection mind you and I've got an automatic update for IE7 currently trying to download, so perhaps that's why it's not working.
  11. I've looked in my system information and the system manufacturer is VIA, system model K7VM2 and the driver is AMD K7 Processor Driver - c:\windows\system32\drivers\amdk7.sys - no sign of intelppm.sys or anything and that's something that's causing the issues I think (?) I don't know anything about this kinda stuff LOL!
  12. The only sticker I've seen on it is a Windows authenticity sticker on the top with a few numbers then OEM and then a few more numbers. As for what comes on when the PC boots, I'll have to post that when I get home as I can't remember off the top of my head. Would I find the answer in my system information (Start > Programs > Accessories > Systems Tools > System Information)? On the PC at work in the system information, there's a system manufacturer bit. Would that be what to look out for?
  13. I don't even know if my PC at home is an HP one I can't see no name or logo on the tower...that's the only original bit of the PC I have. Don't know where the books etc went from it... I'm being a bit of a div, but how would I find out?
  14. This is basically what it says on the tin! I have an AMD Athlon XP 2400+ processor on my PC at home, but some AMD processors seem to cause problems when SP3 is added to the system (on some systems anyway). Just wondered if that was one of the one's that are affected? My motherboard is an ASRock one (I think?!) I did buy the tower bit in December 2003 when it only had SP1a on, so it is kinda old I guess, but SP2 has never caused any issues. Just thought I'd ask as I've been recommended to go to SP3, but kinda unsure cos of the problems with AMD and whatever else has happened.
  15. Thanks lugnut - did try unhiding the folders etc, but I still don't think it came up, but it has to be there somewhere. May just have been me doing something wrong? Thanks for that terry1966. Will bare that in mind for future reference. I had a thought at work earlier about the Microsoft Update website and the Windows Update website - don't know what made me think of this however... I went to Start > Windows Update on my PC earlier and the Microsoft Update website loaded instead! I don't want updates from this website, only Windows Update or Automatic Updates, so I've disable the Microsoft Update part of it and so far my CPU and memory for both the Automatic Updates and the larger svchost.exe seem OK for now, so perhaps it had something to do with Microsoft Update being enabled? I do have Office 2003 on my system and I guess it could've been looking for updates for that at the same time or something? If I do notice the problem starting up again, I'll probably post back here!
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