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Your Opinions Please Of Sp3


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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:28 AM

Howdy,

I have not downloaded SP3 yet. I have read that it is causing some problems.

I recently had a new hard drive installed and a fresh install of XP Home, SP2.

Everything is running very smoothly and I hate to "rock the boat".


Do you folks feel that SP3 is something that needs to be installed at this time ?


Thank You for your time,

Dennis :thumbsup:


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Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:50 AM

Personally, I don't see any real need for it. I installed it and the only problem I've had is one of my wife's cheaper programs will not run now. No big deal, we'll just get another one that does work. But otherwise, I can't see any difference on my computer as far as how it runs or the other programs. I know it's supposed to be safer and have better protection but I can't see that when I'm on the computer. I'm not a real geek.... :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:59 AM

I installed it last week-end and have not had any probs whatsoever......all my games work fine, anti-virus is fine, office programs all work as well.

BTW the computer is a dell 4700, 3gig P4, 1 gig 3200 memory, Nvidia 6200 graphics.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 11:03 AM

I have installed it on my system and have not noticed any real change in performance, it is just a load of hotfixes most are already available I believe.

I would say that SP3 is not as important to windows as SP2 was.
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 11:37 AM

Thanks for the replies !




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Posted 23 May 2008 - 11:37 AM

I've installed it (without problems) on my two desktops, once via WinUpdate, the other via the downloadable redistributable package.

I also installed it on a laptop yesterday, via WinUpdate on a clean install...easy as pie :thumbsup:.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 12:19 PM

I've installed it (without problems) on my two desktops, once via WinUpdate, the other via the downloadable redistributable package.

I also installed it on a laptop yesterday, via WinUpdate on a clean install...easy as pie :thumbsup:.

Louis


Just confirming. I have installed it on two desktops with no problem. Sooner or later you have to do it to get updates. You get rid of too many updates and patches too. While installing give permission if Windows want to download something, to uninstall the old updates and patches or to update the drivers.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:27 PM

Hello.

I installed it too without any issues. I don't think it's needed (or worth the few hundred mb of drive spave).

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:43 PM

If you used the admin install you gain about a gig in windows

that gig has some powerful looking features

that's not counting the download 316MB and then the extracted 500+MB
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:51 PM

I too, have installed SP3 via the auto update and haven't had any problems at all.
In fact it seems to have fixed a couple of niggly little things that were happening, like the icons disappearing from my taskbar.
I will keep my fingers crossed!
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:56 PM

I've installed it (at work) on around 10 systems and have only had one issue (the AMD/Intel drivers issue with HP desktops).
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:57 PM

Again, thanks for all the replies.


DaChew,

Could you please break that down into simple terms for me. The gig in windows part ???



Thanks,

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:42 PM

I've installed it (without problems) on my two desktops, once via WinUpdate, the other via the downloadable redistributable package.

I also installed it on a laptop yesterday, via WinUpdate on a clean install...easy as pie :thumbsup:.

Louis


Just confirming. I have installed it on two desktops with no problem. Sooner or later you have to do it to get updates. You get rid of too many updates and patches too. While installing give permission if Windows want to download something, to uninstall the old updates and patches or to update the drivers.



I think this is the big issue with SP3. Sooner or later we're all going to have to install it so we can continue to get updates. Automatic updates was nagging me so I figured sooner better than later and it went fine and I have had no problems.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 07:10 PM

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:01 PM

Thanks Bicycle Bill for that Information.
I didn't install Sp3 yet because I don't think it's needed, it's almost the same as Sp2.

Installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 can cause your anti-malware programs to report the presence of Trojans and keyloggers that aren't there.
The false positives have blocked important system files in some cases, and in others they have misled users into reinstalling XP.

Espically people who use Spywaredoctor as their anti-spyware.

Comments on a PC Tools forum confirm customer reports that the company's Spyware Doctor program generates a false positive on systems with Windows XP SP3.

I suggust not install Sp3 if you use spyware doctor, or just switch to another anti-spyware program.

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