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Old May 28th, 2009 (11:37 AM).
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I have a question, can a PC go on and live on Service Pack 2?

Cuz when I tried to get service pack 3, I need to activate windows but I don't have the activation code, so is it possible to live on service pack 2?
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yes it's probably possible
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absolutely, you can still live on SP2, Just make sure that you have an good anti-virus program that up to date.
Most things still require the minimum to be SP2 so you're still good for at least another year or so.
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Another year or so?
What do you mean by that?
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Old May 29th, 2009 (06:06 PM).
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What I mean by that is, while Microsoft has planned for XP support until 2014, they also plan to release Windows 7, the next version after Vista, by 2011. When that happens, I can only foresee Software created after that point to be Vista or 7 compatible.
So while the majority of today's new programs still require XP SP2, at the very least, it's not improbable that when Windows 7 is released the minimum OS requirements would be Vista Home Basic.
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Old May 30th, 2009 (04:53 AM). Edited May 30th, 2009 by Pazuzu.
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I'm in SP2. Never gonna change it. :)
Then you don't have to wonder about why you caught a virus and can't get rid of it.
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SP3 doesn't do much, except add a couple of things, and that's it. Nothing else. An utter waste of time. Don't bother.
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SP3 doesn't do much, except add a couple of things, and that's it. Nothing else. An utter waste of time. Don't bother. :)
Yeah, security, bugfixes and stability improvements are for chumps. Be a rebel! :D
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sure you can.
I've been with service pack 2 for a year now.
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So it's not vital until windows 7 comes out, then the basic becomes vista meaning that XP becomes no longer 'usable' and everything is designed for vista

and You're saying I only have a year till I need SP3 or until I need vista?
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Well, that's usually the way things have been, Granted that XP was out much longer before Vista came on the scene and had already prety much irradicated all Win98se or Win2k requirements, but seeing as how fast technical development is going, it's more of an educated guess that that is what is going to happen. We won't know until after Windows 7 is out whether the minimum goes to Vista or stays with XP, but I'm pretty sure that if the minimum OS requirements are still XP by then they're bound to require SP3 at the latest.
(though to be honest, by the time all of this actually happens, you're more than likely to either have need of a new computer or be able to easily upgrade to Windows 7)
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Ok, thnx for your expertise dood
So it's not neccessary but recomended to get sp3, k thnx people !
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As long as you have all the available security updates via Windows Update, you should be okay. Spey, just because there is no visible changes, it doesn't mean nothing happens. Security updates are also important. Given the full update is ~300 MB, iirc, you can't assume it doesn't do much.
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Quote originally posted by Pazuzu:
Then you don't have to wonder about why you caught a virus and can't get rid of it.
It doesnt mean that just because you have SP3 doesnt mean that you could never get a virus like that. Besides, I could get rid of the virus! I just don't want to.
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It doesnt mean that just because you have SP3 doesnt mean that you could never get a virus like that. Besides, I could get rid of the virus! I just don't want to. :)
I do hope you're joking with that post
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I am... Joking in the last part. The only choice to get rid of the damn virus is to reformat.
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And hey, is SP3 DVD format? Let me try it...


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It doesnt mean that just because you have SP3 doesnt mean that you could never get a virus like that. Besides, I could get rid of the virus! I just don't want to.
The Service Pack 3 update for Microsoft Windows XP contains new functionality and numerous updates (some of which are available without installing the service pack). Many of these updates are to patch security vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. Microsoft highly recommends that all non-business users of this operating system install the Service Pack 3 update, though your system should function without it.

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I am... Joking in the last part. The only choice to get rid of the damn virus is to reformat.
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And hey, is SP3 DVD format? Let me try it...


If you are using any edition Microsoft Windows XP, you can download the Service Pack 3 update (SP3) for your computer through the Microsoft Windows Update website or from the Microsoft Download Center. You must have the Service Pack 1 update (SP1) installed to install Service Pack 3, and it also recommended that the Service Pack 2 update (SP2). If you are not using Microsoft Windows XP (for instance, if you are using Microsoft Windows Vista), you do not need the Windows XP Service Pack 3 update.
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