windows xp service pack 3

  sopwith 10:42 12 May 08
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ive just downloaded the above
spoke to my local orical on computers he reckons i dont need it and it will slow my macine down

op windows xp home
amd 6400x2 black
2gb ram
geforce 8600gt

whats the score

  Quiller. 10:44 12 May 08

works fine on my machine.

Xp loads and closes faster. I have seen no diffreence what so ever in running my normal programs.;-))

  Quiller. 10:45 12 May 08

or even difference. :-)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:08 12 May 08

spoke to my local orical on computers he reckons i dont need it and it will slow my macine down

Then he's not the oracle you thought he was.

SP3 contains some security updates which you do need + a few tweaks that do help the system to start up, run and shutdown slightly faster.

Only downside is your windows instalation takes up more space, installing can be fun if you have a really secure system as my AV and AS progs prevented it accessing and changing certain parts of the registry.

loaded on two pcs and one laptop with no issues at all.
However theres been quite alot of people affected in varying degrees(see various other threads on sp3 )

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