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Is it necessary that I upgrade to SP3?


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#1 -KiKi-

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:48 PM

I have Windows XP Professional with SP2. I received an alert from Windows Update recommending that I upgrade to SP3 and my Secunia PSI program also recommended the same.

By upgrading to SP3, what will happen? I have a Windows XP Professional CD with SP2, but if something were to ever go wrong with my system and I needed to re-install XP Pro, then will it be able to re-install with the SP2 on it even though I had already upgraded my system to SP3.

I just don't want any problems to occur if I upgrade to SP3. That's why I'm asking if it is necessary that I upgrade, or can I just stick with SP2?

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:20 PM

Hello -KiKi-.

I have a Windows XP Professional CD with SP2, but if something were to ever go wrong with my system and I needed to re-install XP Pro, then will it be able to re-install with the SP2 on it even though I had already upgraded my system to SP3?

You can still reinstall with a SP2 disk.

However, if you are performing a repair install, some files on the disk may be an older version.

That's why I'm asking if it is necessary that I upgrade, or can I just stick with SP2?

This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system.

You may want to read here to help you decide.

With Regards,
The Panda




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