Old 10-08-08, 05:57 PM
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Question Sp3

I am currently running Windows XP with SP2 installed.
I'm not sure of some things about SP3.
Reading about it on Windows update, it says something about having some changes that might happen to XP.
What should I expect?
If more info is needed about my system and/or computer let me know.
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Old 10-08-08, 07:31 PM
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If you haven't already, check out the SP3 release notes:

Also, you can expect:
Network Access Protection compatibility. Announced years ago, this feature allows Windows XP machines to interact with the NAP feature in Windows Server 2008. This functionality is built into the RTM version of Windows Vista as well.

Product Key-less install option. As with Windows Vista, new XP with SP3 installs can proceed without entering a product key during Setup.

Kernel Mode Cryptographics Module. A new kernel module that "encapsulates several different cryptographic algorithms," according to Microsoft.

"Black hole" router detection algorithm. XP gains the ability to ignore network routers that incorrectly drop certain kinds of network packets. This, too, is a feature of Windows Vista.

XP SP3 also outshines Vista SP1 in benchmark tests.

Hope this helps.
Old 10-09-08, 04:08 AM
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XP SP3 can be uninstalled if it causes issues. I had to do it on one of my machines. It was a fairly straight-forward uninstall.
Old 10-09-08, 09:28 AM
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For the most part, you won't notice any difference. And like Rick said, you can uninstall it if you need to.
Old 10-10-08, 05:10 PM
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Thanks for the info, it is much appreciated.

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