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    Need Win2K SP3 advice

    What are the pros and cons of installing SP3 for Windows 2000 Professional? I'm running SP2 and some of the recent security upgrades say they I need to install SP3 first.

    This is a standalone home machine. Connection to internet via dialup.
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    Re: Need Win2K SP3 advice

    Why not sp4 instead of sp3? SP4 was recently released. I've installed it on several machines @work with no problems. There have been reported problems with SP4 by some. Check out the MS win2k newsgroups for more information. No matter which you decide be sure to back up your system first.

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    Re: Need Win2K SP3 advice

    I never want to install the most recent patch from MS without checking with others first. I too have heard of problems with SP4. I was hoping that SP3 would be shaken out enough that people could tell me what to look out for.
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    Re: Need Win2K SP3 advice

    Bill,
    If you go with SP3 you should still install all the security patches (there are a considerable number). That is why I suggested SP4. You should always backup your system before any SP installation. Is this home or work?

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    Re: Need Win2K SP3 advice

    Both home and work (home-based consulting business). Thanks.
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    Re: Need Win2K SP3 advice

    Well since it is @home (even though it is used for work also) I'd say go with SP4 after a full backup. You are in control and don't have to rely on or answer to an IT dept. (since you are it). If you need to recover you can by restoring the system.

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