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Unread 09-18-2008, 05:58 PM   #1
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Windows XP SP3

Have any of you guys installed XP Service Pack 3? And if so, what has been your experience, good, bad, or ugly?
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Unread 09-18-2008, 06:09 PM   #2
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I installed it, Greg. I probably didn't put as much thought into it as I should have, but it's done. I can't say I notice a difference.
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Unread 09-18-2008, 06:16 PM   #3
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Thanks Dan.

Did it take long?
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Unread 09-18-2008, 06:51 PM   #4
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It seemed long, but I didn't time it.
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Unread 09-19-2008, 07:24 AM   #5
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I did not install SP3 for XP pro, I would recommend anyone with an older system with say the 1.5ghz processors (or slower speed ) not install, it will slow your system and as far as I know the update does not have any security updates with it , it is all aesthetics.

I did install on a 700mhz comp. (well within the requirements for XP) and it slowed it considerably so I took it back out.
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Unread 09-19-2008, 07:33 AM   #6
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Thanks for sharing your experience Tim.

Just so you know, according to Microsoft, SP3 contains ALL security updates to date for XP.
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I have installed it on 5 computers I have at home,two laptops and three desktops, the oldest being more than 5 years old and the newest just over a year old. Had no problems with the installs of service pack 3 and all the computers seem to run a little faster, applications also open noticeably faster. I say go for it.
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Thanks Sal, I think I will go for it. I can always roll back iffn' I don't like it.
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Unread 09-26-2008, 02:38 PM   #9
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I can always roll back iffn' I don't like it.
"roll back?" this is windoze, dude!

fwiw - I installed it on XP Home running in Parallels on OS X. Runs fine (relatively speaking, of course)
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