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When you install windows server pack 3 does your computer reformat? i want to instal sp3 but have heaps of software on comp and cant be bothered re downloading it...please help..thanks

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No XP SP3 does not reformat your hard drive, but you will want to make sure that your current applications will be compatible with SP3. Not all legacy software that runs on Win XP SP2 will run on SP3, so be prepared to either delete non-operational software or return the system to an earlier state to remove SP3 should you need the use of that software that is not compatible. Sometimes the authoring software company will provide an update to one of your applications which is compatible with SP3, but not always.

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Your computer does not reformat when installing SP3, updates will never reformat your computer

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07159&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=1127351&rule=24868&lang=en#

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On March 6, 2008 Microsoft released Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows XP. Service Pack 3 contains all of the important Windows updates from previous service packs as well as additional updates that were released after Service Pack 2. To install Windows XP Service Pack 3 from the Internet on a home desktop computer use the Windows Update feature. CAUTION: If you have an HP Pavilion, HP Media Center or Compaq Presario desktop computer that has an AMD processor, your PC might encounter a startup problem after installing SP3 (or SP3 will not download from Windows Update). Before attempting to install SP3, install sp37394 - Microsoft Windows XP SP3 Upgrade Utility for systems with AMD processors . For more information, the following support articles from the Microsoft Web site can help: 322389 - How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack (in English) 936929 - Release notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (in English) NOTE: One or more of the links above will take you outside the Hewlett-Packard Web site. HP does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.

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