Needless to say, I'm confused.
What do you feel are the pros and cons of SP3?
Would you recommend it to your friends?
Why or why not?
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Edited by Macboatmaster, 17 March 2010 - 01:51 PM.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 17 March 2010 - 05:18 PM.
Microsoft has issued a reminder this week that it will stop providing support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP Service Pack 2 on July 13, 2010. After this date, public support for these products ends and Microsoft will no longer provide any assisted support or security updates...
For Windows XP SP2, users are encouraged to move to Windows 7, Windows Vista, or simply Windows XP Service Pack 3, for which support will end two years after the next service pack (likely not happening) or at the end of the product's supported lifecycle, whichever comes first. Microsoft retired Mainstream Support for Windows XP on April 14, 2009, but Extended Support won't be retired until April 8, 2014. This date affect all versions of XP (except for Embedded): Home Edition, Media Center Edition 2002, Media Center Edition 2004, Media Center Edition 2005, Professional, Tablet PC Edition, and Tablet PC Edition 2005. Support for SP1 was retired on October 10, 2006.
Edited by happyrock, 18 March 2010 - 04:10 PM.
Presuming it is a Compaq, post details of the actual computer please, model and model number.
Also Click Start, Right click, My Computer, click Properties and provide details from the General Tab, deleting personal info.
Edited by CompaqBabe, 19 March 2010 - 06:23 PM.
Windows XP SP3, correctly configured, is not very hard on resources at all. I'd have CompaqBabe look through the Startup tab in Msconfig and uncheck anything which is unnecessary. Following this, I believe 768MB of RAM is sufficient for most of us.
happyrock makes the point I did in Post 6, but I stand corrected he is right.
In case anyone is interested Lifecycle support for XP
if its a tower uncheck everything except your AV and FIREWALL
When looking at "misconfig," how do I know which programs are essential and which I can uncheck safely?
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