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Win XP upgrade to SP3 from SP1 question

Win XP upgrade to SP3 from SP1 question

Contributor mwk
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-20-2008
Message 1 of 3

Hi all,


I know I'm WAY behind the curve on this, but I have never gotten around to upgrading my XP computer to Service Pack 2.  Everything was working just fine and I never really felt the need.


Now, I do need to do the upgrade.  I see that I can go directly to SP3, from SP1 which is good.  My question is, are there any "gotcha's" with the Verizon DSL software, when I upgrade?  I can't find any information here about it.  Other than backing up critical files, etc? 


I am not using the usb modem, it's an older Ethernet version, I believe it's a Westell.



Nickel Contributor
Nickel Contributor
Posts: 40
Registered: ‎08-01-2008
Message 2 of 3


Do you absolutely have to upgrade to SP3?

I can't speak for any Verizon software  'gotchas' in upgrading to SP3, but there's a heck of a lot of other problems.  Try Googling SP3 and you'll see 'em all.

I'm running SP2 right now, and I think I'm gonna stay right here untill I'm sure MS has ironed all the kinks out of the newest service pack.

Contributor Markondude
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-08-2008
Message 3 of 3

Hey You should be fine installing s.pack 3. Service packs usually are safe and are not even close to  betas. I have it due to its the latest in all the patches and security updates microsoft has presently and I have not had any issues. Sp 2 is quite old and has been out for some time now. sp3 is about 8months old...its fine.


Great Day now

Mark Johnson Diebold Inc.


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