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Old 02-04-2005, 06:06 AM   #1
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Just bought a new PC for Xmas with XP already loaded. How do i know if it already has the SP2 updates incorporated or not? I have a CD ready to load but i dont want to if it already has the SP2 stuff included.

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Old 02-04-2005, 06:27 AM   #2
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Just right click on the My Computer icon, choose properties, choose the general tab. It'll tell you what service pack your running.
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:27 AM   #3
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Start>control panel>system, it will come up with sp2/sp1 underneath the windows version
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:29 AM   #4
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beat me to it!! didnt realise you could get to it that way, alot quicker!
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Old 02-04-2005, 09:12 AM   #5
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SP2 is rubbish
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Old 02-04-2005, 09:42 AM   #6
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what's wrong with sp2? it works fine for me.....i don't think its rubbish...
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same, i changed the amount of open ports allowed from 10 to 50 but that was my only problem...
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:32 AM   #8
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SP2 is rubbish
It came ith my new pc, but it is very odd. Depending on your computer, it'll either install fine, totally f**k it up or just be a little annoying, but usually it installs fine.
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it totally destroyed windows on my teachers comp, he installed it and then it would not start up or anything, he reinstalled windows and sp2 and then it worked fine, strange!
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Old 02-05-2005, 12:17 AM   #10
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Default Re: Do I need SP2???

Simply go to the wndows update site, and do a custom search. If it offers you SP2 then you don't have it.
You can also go into add/remove programs and click on windows components.
If you have a registered "legal" XP copy go for SP2, but if you have a borrowed, copied or cloned version, stay away from service pack 2 cause your gona have problems. Gates (the Pirate) with his SP2 wants to end piracy of his software!
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