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Old 08-27-2005, 06:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do I need to download SP2 for XP-64 Pro?

Any help much appreciated.


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Old 08-27-2005, 06:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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According to this and other articles I have read your answer is no. It seems the 64 bit version has all the functionality and services found in SP-2 plus more.

Full article here.

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) functionality: RC1 matches what's in Windows XP SP2, including the Security Center, Windows Firewall, Automatic Updates, and a security-enhanced version of IE 6.0 with Pop-up Blocker, active content monitor, and so forth.
Another article detailing it can be found here.

Consequently, RC1 is a vast improvement over previous beta releases, offering most of the functionality of today's 32-bit Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 2 (SP2), including the Security Center and pop-up blocking in Internet Explorer.
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