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Why people say SP3 sucks?

Which Service Pack of Windows XP do you use?  

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Kfir    0

People tell me that I shouldn't upgrade to SP3. They don't give a reason, they just say it's not good.

I would like to see what do you think, and what do you use.

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Raa    1,551

It's a load of bollocks imo. I've upgraded countless computers to SP3, and i'm yet to see any trouble with any of them.

The only issue I struck was the Compaq/HP BSOD caused by their faulty image. A quick reg-tweak, and the problem is solved.

I can't see what people are getting worked up about. SP3 brings a lot of enhancements to the table, why wouldn't you want to install it :s

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Ricardo Gil    0

There's nothing wrong with SP3. It's mostly just SP2 + updates.

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Alex_is_Axel    3

i agree with +Raa

I found SP3 to be great for windows xp and even found on some instances the speed of programs opening to be a slight bit quicker than when i had SP2. There isnt any noticable differences with SP3 compared to 2 but its got all the latest security and a few system modifications (i guess which is why its made it quicker)

Go ahead with installed sp3 :)

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mad_onion    13

yeah sp3 is fine. you'll have to upgrade eventually to carry on getting updates.

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SiCKX    392

SP3 is fine man,there's no problem with it.If there were an issue,you would see it all over the web. :)

Install it,it's the most complete XP you can have.

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kaffra    16

i recall there was some issues initially with certain chipsets that caused reboots. i think it was amd chipsets

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REM2000    145

ive bunged it on loads of desktops and notebooks, from PIII's to Core Duo2 and ive yet to have a problem.

I'd say go for it.

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darren89    0

yes. you should use sp3 for your windows xp.

since it corrects numerous bugs since sp2.

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Fourjays    106

I have SP3... not even noticed it, just SP2 + updates.

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brentaal    404

I have never heard anyone say "SP3 sucks". ;)

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XerXis    259

another good reason why you shouldn't listen to "the people". And xp users that are still on sp1 need a braincheck urgently

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capr    36

those people will also tell you never to upgrade anything to vista and won't give you a good reason for it. they will just tell you because it sucks....

how do these things get started...?

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MaJoR    0

SP3 is great. It was SP1 that gave a bunch of people nightmares.

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sundayx    127

Highly recommended++++++

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White Cuban    0

for some reason i thought title was why Pps say PS3 sucks, lawl, and i was like, yay another flamefest to be in.

oh no matter.

i use SP3 ( well i downgraded twice to SP2 for comaptibility for some stuff, some stuff i use are made for SP2, and didnt work on SP3, not much more then that)

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cork1958    1,672

Yep,

Go for it. Absolutely NOTHING wrong with SP3.

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Packet1009    49

adding to the 'go with sp3' bandwagon.

on a side note, only thing i've personally noticed is that if the tooltips get hidden behind the task bar, till sp2, you could right click -> sort by name twice in the start menu to fix it (i know it sounds ridiculous, but it did work) - that's the only thing that doesnt work in sp3 - which brings it to 2003 sp2 behaviour.

however, a workaround for this is available - google for tooltipfixer (.net 2.0 required)

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Zen-X    0

using XP sp3 for some months laready

n there's still no probs with it

im happy with sp3

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DavidM    329

I've used since it was released and never had a single problem with it.

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MasterSasuke    4

same here, it even boots a little faster.

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Starbuck84    34
those people will also tell you never to upgrade anything to vista and won't give you a good reason for it. they will just tell you because it sucks....

Amen! Everytime I boot up my laptop at school I get this "uh, vista sucks dude", it gets kinda annoying to be honest, especially since they can't explain as to why it would suck. Hence, some people in my class didn't even install it, they are just bashing on it.

Just like SP3, installed it on my brother's PC and on my parents their PC, nothing wrong with it. Both (completely different machines) are running fine. Not that I expected it any differently... :)

Just go with SP3 and tell everyone who says it sucks to shove it.

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zeta_immersion    69

works fine for me ... stable and yeah man ... upgrade to sp3

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Raa    1,551
tooltips get hidden behind the task bar, google for tooltipfixer (.net 2.0 required)

Oh you're serious! Thank you so much for that tip, I've been after a fix for that for aaaaaaages!!

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Skulltrail-old    0

XP SP3 seems nice, I have it on my tablet PC and it works pretty well. I stil prefer Vista SP1 and am looking forward to Vista SP2. I doubt there will be an XP SP4 though... (discontinued by MSFT)

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