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I would like a change in System Requirements for Paint.NET.

I know many people, running Windows XP Home/Professional with Service Pack 1, who will not use (and for good reason) Paint.NET because of the seemingly unnecessary requirement of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP.

I concur in the belief that Windows XP Service Pack 2 should not be necessary for Paint.NET on Windows XP.

I request System Requirements for the next Paint.NET to be more flexible in System Requirements.

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Just install SP2. Problem solved.

Trust me when I say that I know what I'm doing when it comes to this stuff. SP2 has been out for over 2 years and is a free upgrade.

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More than likely Like all programs, as new versions develop, it requires more and more, so I do not belive that Rick will make 3.x "compatible" with Service Pack 1
I do not believe that Paint.NET is incompatible with Windows XP with Service Pack 1 (or even no Service Pack).

Modifying/Bypassing the Paint.NET operating system version check of the installer should allow Paint.NET to install and correctly function on Windows XP without Service Pack 2.

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I do not believe that Paint.NET is incompatible with Windows XP with Service Pack 1 (or even no Service Pack).

And what are you basing this statement from ... ?

Just install SP2. It's over two years old now, it's free, and has numerous regular and security improvements. Like I said before, trust me when I say that I know what I'm doing when it comes to setting system requirements.

I honestly do not understand anyone's trepidation about installing it. Paint.NET's system requirements will not be lowered. If you do not install SP2, then you may not install Paint.NET.

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Just install SP2. Problem solved.

Trust me when I say that I know what I'm doing when it comes to this stuff. SP2 has been out for over 2 years and is a free upgrade.

The quoted text was posted after I started writing the post after it and before I posted the writing. Any comments previously by f were not meant to apply to the quoted text.
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Just install SP2. It's over two years old now, it's free, and has numerous regular and security improvements.

I honestly do not understand anyone's trepidation about installing it.

If "security improvements" is what SP2 only has, there may not be objection; it is the functionaliy changes that are objectionable.
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Like what, exactly? I don't see anything wrong with SP2. You can kill the security service through spybot, if you wish.
There are many, but probably the greatest are the following:

Internet Explorer functionality changes.

Some applications failing to function correctly, while functioning correectly without Service Pack 2 installed.

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Functionality changes? It's Windows XP, it functions just like it always has.
Yes, functionality changes. A Microsoft Service Pack officially makes fuctionality changes (including addition of new components). A Service Pack also tends to include many alleged security fixes released prior to it conviently encapsulated into a single package.
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I'm sure the applications you have that don't work in SP2 have been updated by now so that they do work. It's been two years.

The system requirements for Paint.NET will not be lowered to allow XP SP1. I believe I've already stated this several times, and this decision will not be changed.

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