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Old 09-09-2005, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you reformat a PC to Win XP SP1, then is it mandatory or recommended to DL the SP2?
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I would say yes since a new security flaw was found a few days ago on system running XP and XP SP1. This flaw can allow an attacker to full take over your PC. Read more here
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Old 09-09-2005, 09:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it.'s more secure straight out the box, but it blocks you from doing certain things like burning a xp disc or download more than 10 items at a time (they have a hack for that).
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Windows XP sp2 does wonderous things. Especially with its built in firewall. also more stable
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well in my opinion Yes SP2 is great (for the most part) but it is not "neccessary" if you run SP1 and a decent firewall and proper settings you will be fine!
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yes and if you do windows update they will tell you must install the sp2 before updateding your files.
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yes and if you do windows update they will tell you must install the sp2 before updateding your files.
Never said that to me...


I installed SP2 once, and it killed my computer... everything was sluggish and nothing worked well, when I removed it everything went back to normal.
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