I use Microsoft's automatic update feature, but this question isn't about whether I should do that or not. This week I installed Service Pack 3 . Now Outook, IE 6, and PC is running really slowly and oddly.
I cannot uninstall SP3.
I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X41 Tablet Edition. 80 GB HD, 1.5 GB RAM, Windows XP Professional, Office 2003.
Outlook takes forever to open windows (10-80 seconds). Auto fill of email addresses can take 10-15 seconds. IE launches very slowly and loads pages slowly. Word takes forever. Typing is tedious, often showing up a second or two after hitting the keys.
I'm at my whit's end and don't want to have to call Microsoft and pay for support to hear them say something like I have to reinstall Office -- which I don't want to do as I have too many customized features (sgnatures, etc.) and don't know how to back those up for a clean install.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.