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Windows Xp Sp2

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#1 robbbbie


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Posted 11 August 2006 - 11:23 AM

Hey there,

Was wondering should I install Windows XP Service Pack 2?

I've heard that SP2 isn't stable or something rather... i've recently formatted my pc and did have SP2 but now i am wondering do i really need it and will it benefit my computer?

Thanks in advance!! :thumbsup:

ps. If you suggest I install SP2, then could you just briefly explain why :flowers:

Thanks again!

Edited by robbbbie, 11 August 2006 - 11:25 AM.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 11:55 AM

One reason to install SP2 at this point is that Microsoft is going to cease supporting SP1, which means no more security fixes which could make your computer more vulnerable to attack.

Other BC members might have other opinions. I'm not really clear on the reasoning for NOT updating to SP2 as I have not read everything here on that subject. However, considering the SP1 will shortly no longer be supported this viewpoint may have changed; I'm not sure.

Wait for a few more responses from other members before deciding nay or yeah. :thumbsup:

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#3 iqchicken


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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:21 PM

There's no reason NOT to go with SP2. Since the rumors of its instability, they have released numerous patches and fixes to correct minor problems. Of course no operating system is perfect... but if you want to use windows... SP2 is the way to go at the moment.


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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:22 PM


The link above is to the top 10 reasons for installing. Just a reminder, make sure you are malware free BEFORE installing.

read this before installing:support.microsoft.com/xpsp2getinstall
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#5 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:30 PM

Some corporations have not updated to SP2 because their proprietary software will not work if they do. Also, it is possible that you will develop some problems with software if it is installed. But these problems have become fewer and rarer as software developers have created fixes for their software to be compatable with SP2 over time.

Make SURE your computer is clean of all malicious software first! SP2 won't install correctly in an infected machine.

Also, in my experience, SP2 installs much better from a disk than it does from a download. You can order a disk HERE. This, of course, would especially be the preferred course of action for someone with a slow internet connection as it is a huge download.

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