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Old 08-30-2008, 09:21 PM
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Service Pack 3

Anyone installed service pack 3 for XP? Any issues?
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:51 AM
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Re: Service Pack 3

This has been out awhile, no (since May)? I keep my Windows XP Pro virtual machines (running on OS-X via Parallels) updated all the time and both seem fine (desktop and laptop).
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:12 AM
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Re: Service Pack 3

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Anyone installed service pack 3 for XP? Any issues?
No problems here. Running Windows XP Pro. FYI: Running Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom 2.0. I would backup your data just in case, you never know.

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Old 08-31-2008, 07:51 AM
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No issues. Installed it on many pc's including my own. It is a large SP, so as Dana says, backup first. But, it should be smooth.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:50 AM
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Re: Service Pack 3

Skydog, I haven't upgraded to it yet due to the warnings "not to upgrade" that came out initially, but most of the problems I've read about happened with AMD processors. I'm going to "backup and install it" sometime soon, but only after reading the tips below...

XP SP3's Aches, Pains, and User Complaints - read the part under heading "Free Tech Support from Microsoft" - the PC World author upgraded to SP3 on his wife's computer and had problems, finally deciding to un-install the upgrade.

Installing Windows XP SP3? Read This First

Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

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Old 08-31-2008, 05:46 PM
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Re: Service Pack 3

yup, installed this a while back. never any problems with it that i could find. seems pretty stable.
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:04 PM
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Re: Service Pack 3

No problems on my end either. It was installed quite some time ago too.

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