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Win XP upgrade to SP3 from SP1 question

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mwk
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Win XP upgrade to SP3 from SP1 question

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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.

 

Thanks!

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ucamuk
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Hi MWK

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.

Markondude
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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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