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Service Pack 3

Wolvie, I got a notice about installing Service Pack 3 for XP,
what is it and do I need it.
I have heard people having computer problems after installing it.
Nancy in Virginia Beach (Memaw)

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Welcome to the FixYa Site!

Windows XP Service Pack 3 is a collection of updates designed by Microsoft to enhance the stability and performance of the Microsoft Operating System.

However there are critical things to check for , such as program compatibility and driver compatibility.

Its critical to disable Antivirus / Firewall Software and disconnect your network cable while performing this update to avoid outside online distractions :)

If your computer is working fine now, I would not update at this time. However , there may be a time where the only way to get updates is to update to SP3.

(This has been a policy since SP2 that only new updates are available to the newest Service Pack only)

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

  • Jason Carver
    Jason Carver Aug 30, 2008

    P.S For those out there asking why they called me Wolvie its because I was known as a nickname Wolverine on another site ;-)

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