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SP3 for XP, to install or not to install?


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loki16

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what's the verdict on SP3 for XP pro?
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My verdict for SP3, but on an Windows XP Home Edition laptop is definitely 'go for it'! :)
The machinery is working even quickly or so it seems to me.
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disconnect any usb devices (other than mouse and keyboard) and proceed UNLESS your running an AMD system. If your running an AMD processor, I would advise to wait.
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run xp pro with amd proccessor,put sp3 in couple of weeks ago.havent had any problems....yet
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To be more specific, if you have a mainstream built pc by dell, amd, gateway, ect (mainly hp from what I read) then you may encounter problems. It has to do with how they build their images they use for mass install. While MS is working with OEM's to resolve the issue, it's recommend that you wait.

If you have a system that you built yourself, or at least the operating system was installed from a retail cd or oem cd (not a restore cd) then you will probably be fine.
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oh,ok.most definatly home built system.well,safe for now,thanks :)
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