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Running XP/SP2 on an AMD CPU. I have notices that say "updates ready to install". Anyway to see what the updates are before installing them? If SP3 is in there, I need to install the AMD patch before it updates.

An earlier computer which also had an AMD CPU, was trashed when SP3 installed. The patch has to be installed manually. I'd rather cancel SP3.
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Go to Control Panel->Automatic Updates and select "Notify me but don't automatically download or install them". When the little bubble pops up with the updates, just click on it and it should show you which updates are available. I haven't used WinXP in a while so I'm not sure if you can click on the bubble to show you the updates when you have selected any of the other methods for updating.
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You could also try install Windows XP Service Pack 3 manually: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24

The good thing about this is it's a self contained update that has all the per-requisites included.
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