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    Windows XP Service Pack 3

    Has anyone downloaded this yet?

    I heard horror stories about it a few months back but since then it seems like it should be a go.

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    I've put it on lots of machines, both my personal ones and those that I maintain. Absolutely no problems. I can't say that it improved things, though. If you don't have a reason to use it, you've got to weigh the time it takes to download and install, any potential security problems it might fix or introduce, and how comfortable you are with removing it if you do run into an issue.

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    Funny I see a thread on this... I just downloaded it and I guess we'll see what happens...
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    THat FUCKIN M/S !

    For the SP 2, they sent me a disc in the mail.

    But for SP3, they wanted to charge me for it.

    MS did NOT make it easy to egt a copy of the SP3 disc for free.

    But, I got a tech at work to get me a copy of SP3, because that is the ONLY way that I wanted to download it.

    With all the things ging on in the world.... I haven't taken the time to download it yet...

    Maybe I can get it done before the 2nd Coming....

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    I have it on both my home machines and all 5 computers at work. No problems at all.
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    I had some real problems with it right out of the gate, but over the past few weeks I have not had any problems with it. I'm telling my users to go ahead and install it.

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    Running it at home on 3 machines. No problems. It downloaded and installed itself.
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    I got it right when it was released. Not a single problem here at all.


    One good point though. Through my knowledge of computers and Windows......a lot of the problems people face with things like updates and Service Packs has to do with what is on their machine. I have to fix a relatives "bad-ass" machine all the time.

    It's like the most recent of everything(vid. cards,sound,motherboard,processor...all the expensive stuff) and it "IS" a badass machine,but some of the programs,and the AMOUNT of programs on cause all of his problems. My PC isn't "in the now" but I also don't have tons of useless crap on it. 5 icons on desktop,SP3......no taskbar shortcuts(memory killer) and it runs flawlessly.

    Then again,I don't bother putting shit like Norton or McAffee on it,no need to. All they do is bog it down and interrupt stuff. Certain Free antiviruses are just as good. Got mine simply through a linksys router,cable modem.....haven't had a virus since I got cable,which is going on 7 years. ......and all I have for a firewall is the XP one. I don't understand why people have so many problems,other than downloading certain stuff.......and u know what I mean. LOL

    BUT THEN AGAIN.........I don't see any real reason for SP3.......the only real difference I notice is the damn Windows Search thing.
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    Installed it on 2 machines with no problem.

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    It crashed my laptop and I couldn't even restart it in safe mode to uninstall and do a system restore.

    I had to reinstall my OS from recovery disks and start from scratch.

    I have no idea what happened.
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    I just got it yesterday and so far no problems. But knocking on wood dont want to jinx myself.
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    FYI,

    after you download it and install it, before you delete the download file, burn it to CD or DVD.

    This way if you have to do a complete reload of your OS, you can just run it frmo CD and not download it again.

    the obvious yes, but a lot of poeple dont think to do it.
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