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General Question about Installing Windows XP Service Pack 3

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#1 HelpINeedHelp


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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:38 PM

I will explain that more clearly. If I install Service Pack 3, do all the programs installed on my computer and other games, pictures, videos etc get deleted and Windows goes back to its "stock" version? Or does it just stay the same as it was?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:46 PM

Windows critical updates...do nothing but modify system files...that is, files which relate only to the Windows version installed.

No critical update of any type has an impact on programs installed or data files.


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:17 AM

While everything hamluis said is 100% correct, there is never any harm in backing up critical data before performing a major system update (such as installing a service pack) or a drive level operation.

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