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MyE92

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Should i get SP2?(is it free)
What are the benefits of SP2?
Do I need to download SP1 in order to be able to get SP2?
And finally if I download SP2 will it be like Re-Formatting my computer (clearing H/D)

These questions might appear kind of stupid to you but im not that great with computers.

Any help is very appreciated
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Hello MyE92...

Should i get SP2?(is it free) Yes, you should get SP2 and yes, it's free.

What are the benefits of SP2? SP2 contains an abundance of security updates, including the Windows Firewall. It also addresses a good many drivers and driver issues. Having SP2 installed is essential to keep your computer secure.

Do I need to download SP1 in order to be able to get SP2? Yes. You must have at least SP1a installed to install SP2 or SP3.

And finally if I download SP2 will it be like Re-Formatting my computer (clearing H/D) No. Installing a service pack is like upgrading the operating system without formatting. It will add features to the existing operating system without changing your files and settings.

There is more information on installing SP2 in this Microsoft Article.

Service Pack 3 is now available, as well.

Those were all good questions........ :)

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Thanks for all the help.

Im just going to get SP2.

This forum is great. A lot of people willing to help
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I get this when i Right-Click on My Computer then properties

Does this mean i need SP1 also?
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Yes, it does.
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Thanks You were great help
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Where can find SP1 i cant find it anywhere
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LOL never mind
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