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    Default Updating to Windows XP SP3

    I am currently running Win XP SP 2 and I am looking at updating to SP3 soon!

    Has any one had any problems with it?

    When I upgraded my mumís computer I noticed a performance hit, and was wondering if any once else has noticed the same thing?

    Any one got any tips / hints?

    Also I have a Acer aspire 3002WLMi laptop which also need to be updated to SP3, will I have any problems with it?

    Also I am currently running Internet Explorer 6, when I update to SP3 does that mean I upgrade to Internet Explorer 7?

    Thanks for any advise

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    Default Re: Updating to Windows XP SP3

    SP3 didn't do anything bad here, you will loose IE6 though as you should it is outdated and vulnerable. I would download the service pack complete then you can install it on the computers without having to download it several times. I did and have kept it on my server under XP service packs for future use

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    Default Re: Updating to Windows XP SP3

    The only problem I've had with SP3 is getting it installed on my netbook (which had BA free space), but otherwise it's been perfect, maybe unnoticeable.

    IE7 isn't included with SP3, but you should upgrade to IE8 at the same time, or even better, Firefox 3.6
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    Default Re: Updating to Windows XP SP3

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuserwinvista View Post
    The only problem I've had with SP3 is getting it installed on my netbook (which had BA free space), but otherwise it's been perfect, maybe unnoticeable.

    IE7 isn't included with SP3, but you should upgrade to IE8 at the same time, or even better, Firefox 3.6
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    Default Re: Updating to Windows XP SP3

    I am already using Firefox

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    Default Re: Updating to Windows XP SP3

    Only thing you have to be careful of is if its an HP / Compaq system, and its AMD.

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    Default Re: Updating to Windows XP SP3

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Only thing you have to be careful of is if its an HP / Compaq system, and its AMD.
    IF you do have a Compaq/ HP and its AMD install the patch BEFORE YOU UPGRADE to SP3 From here - IF YOU DONT you will end up in an endless reboot after SP3 installs ( Compaq Stuffed up its not a microsoft problem)
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    Default Re: Updating to Windows XP SP3

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    SP3 didn't do anything bad here, you will loose IE6 though as you should it is outdated and vulnerable. I would download the service pack complete then you can install it on the computers without having to download it several times. I did and have kept it on my server under XP service packs for future use
    FWIW XP3 doesn't turn off IE6

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    Default Re: Updating to Windows XP SP3

    Quote Originally Posted by nmercer View Post
    FWIW XP3 doesn't turn off IE6
    Ok for some reason I thought it did

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    Default Re: Updating to Windows XP SP3

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Ok for some reason I thought it did
    What it does do, however, is remove the ability to uninstall IE7 if it is installed.
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