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Poll: Which version of Windows are you using?

Which version of Windows are you using?  

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  1. 1. Which version of Windows are you using?

    • Windows Vista
      80
    • Windows XP SP2
      28
    • Windows XP SP3
      63
    • Other
      6


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I use Windows XP SP3 on my pc but on my laptop I use Windows Vista. Does the windows vista version I use matter??

For this discussion / poll, no.

Make sure you have the latest service pack for Vista installed, however (that would be Vista SP1).

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I voted other because I am in a mixed environment.

I have Linux, Vista and XP-SP3. At work we are just starting to transition to SP3, but may just skip it and go right to Vista if it ever gets fixed right. On the Linux systems we are running PDN via Wine. Took some doing but we got it going.

Reasons:

HOME - The first issue of SP3 was buggy. I rolled back till it was stable. (About 6 months after initial release.)

WORK - I work for a very large agency, 300,000+(yes really that big), and our tier-1 IT had to approve it first. That took forever since the first issue of SP3 was buggy.

BOTH - Autoupdate (wuauclt.exe) does not properly roll out SP3. I run two WSUS servers, 60% of my systems fail to install SP3 (as a WSUS push) for one or all of the following:

1. Have to manually go to MS Update site and update an Active X control. (I so do despise Active X)

2. Have to manually go to MS Update site and update "Windows Genuine Authentication" tool.

3. If Autoupdate downloaded SP3 AND you select "Install and Shutdown" option when exiting windows, systems tend to hang indefinitely. Those that don't hang will report that SP3 was installed, but if you check the properties it will still say SP2 and Autoupdate will keep offering SP3.

Bottom line: We still have to go to every system and verify SP3 installed correctly and/or manually go to MS Update site and install it.

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At this moment it Xp with SP3 is being downloaded/installed and it says it is finishing installation. Has been over an hour.

I did not realize it would take so long and I'm on DSL.

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I am using Windows XP SP2.

I didn't know there was a SP3... until I saw this thread. I am reluctant to upgrade, however. Microsoft's newer products seem lower in quality on a whole, ranging from their Office Suite to their new operating system.

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I am using Windows XP SP2.

I didn't know there was a SP3... until I saw this thread. I am reluctant to upgrade, however. Microsoft's newer products seem lower in quality on a whole, ranging from their Office Suite to their new operating system.

Disagreed. Office 07 is a much better product than Office 03, and Vista is actually pretty awesome.

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Right now I'm using Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3, which I upgraded from Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2 on CD that was bought retail in 2004 for about $99.

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I'm using XP SP2 and have no intention of upgrading to SP3 because there is almost nothing in SP3 thats worth it. SP3 is mostly bloat-software that most users Do Not Need. On top of the afore mentioned, it has caused conciderable problems and crashes on many PC's in which I have tried to install it.

Actually it is worth upgrading from SP2 to SP3. For example, if you haven't updated your computer since SP2 first came out, you've missed out on about 4 years worth of security fixes.

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I can't vote (don't know why), but I do answer.

I'm using Windows XP sp2.

Why no SP3? Because everything works fine with SP2, I download critical security updates, and I know that some softwares I'm using have issues with XP SP3 (and .Net 3.5 framework...).

I'll see what I do when PdN 4.0 comes out ;)

Regards,

Skro

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XP SP2. Have tried numerous times to install SP3 but for some reason it gets about 2/3rds through then encounters an error uninstalls itself and I'm back to the beginning again. :roll:

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I'm using XP SP2 and have no intention of upgrading to SP3 because there is almost nothing in SP3 thats worth it. SP3 is mostly bloat-software that most users Do Not Need. On top of the afore mentioned, it has caused conciderable problems and crashes on many PC's in which I have tried to install it.

I installed it just fine. First loadup after installing took a little longer than normal (too big a change in too little a time), but now everything is fixed and up to speed. Nothing at all went wrong.

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I have XP Home Edition SP3, had no problems with upgrade when I installed it a while back. I just have one question, what does the .NET Framework exactly do for Windows... cause I don't really understand that part...and where can i find what version of the framework i have? ~thanks in advance

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