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Windows Xp Sp3

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#1 mar5hy


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Posted 13 June 2008 - 11:23 AM

I've seen that SP3 is available - is it worth me updating from SP2 to SP3?
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Posted 13 June 2008 - 11:27 AM

There is much debate over this issue some say its fine and improves things, and others say the opposite.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/146857/windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3-information/ provides good info.


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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:40 PM

I think it all depends on how much a user thinks additional XP security is worth...bearing in mind that there still are lots of users out there who don't even think antivirus protection is needed.

Of course, they find out that such presumptions are incorrect.


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Posted 14 June 2008 - 05:54 AM

If you are current on Windows Updates, then I'd suspect that you'll be almost as well protected if you don't install it right now. And, that'll avoid the conflicts that are current occurring.

I'd only do this for a short while tho' - eventually you'll have to install it, but I'd suggest waiting a while longer until the current issues are resolved. Don't wait too long tho' - and ensure that you perform a backup prior to installing it.
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Posted 14 June 2008 - 06:20 AM

I installed it on 4 Dells, all went fine.

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