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do you use service packs  

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  1. 1. do you use service packs

    • Yes(In Windows XP)
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    • Yes(In windows Vista)(Beta)
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    • No
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You're obsessed with Service Packs, aren't you?

By the way, yes I do use them. I find it ignorant not to, you know, with the whole bug fixing, added features (sometimes) and stuff that come with them.

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You're obsessed with Service Packs, aren't you?

I hadnt used any service packs

I didn't mean it like that...

Anyway, you should really. There are many benefits that come with Service Packs including OS patches/components, security patches, new features (such as USB 2.0 functionality with XP SP1), and other new technologies. Most of the time they look the exact same to what they did before the update, but behind-the-scenes is where it's all happening.

Wait, if you've used no SP's, how are you using Paint.NET? Like pyro and Sozo have said, PDN requires XP SP2 and above.

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You're obsessed with Service Packs, aren't you?

I hadnt used any service packs

I didn't mean it like that...

Anyway, you should really. There are many benefits that come with Service Packs including OS patches/components, security patches, new features (such as USB 2.0 functionality with XP SP1), and other new technologies. Most of the time they look the exact same to what they did before the update, but behind-the-scenes is where it's all happening.

Wait, if you've used no SP's, how are you using Paint.NET? Like pyro and Sozo have said, PDN requires XP SP2 and above.

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Ah, right. So how did you go on before without them?

Well, in reality, a lot of the included patches/so forth are available through Windows Update, so you could have gotten by... barely. I just find it a most puzzling concept to have not used one before. Each to their own, I suppose.

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What is "using a service pack" anyway? Installing it?

If so, I've only ever installed XP SP3 and Vista SP1 because XP often comes with SP2 automatically (these days it usually comes with SP3 automatically)

If "owning it" counts, then obviously I have 'used' XP SP1 and SP2 as well

Not using them is kinda pointless, they fix things - why shouldn't you use them?

I would write plugins, if I knew what kind of plugins were needed.. :(

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"Vista-like features"! Ooh! Where, tell all, I'm using SP3 beta, and there sure ain't no (@ Grammar Police: You know what I mean) Vista-esque features in it. If you find some, please tell me...

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No, if I remember correctly, WMP11 and IE7 are not bundled with XP SP3. And the only Vista-esque features you'll be getting is Network Access Protection; not much else.

Windows XP SP3 provides a new baseline for customers still deploying Windows XP. For customers with existing Windows XP installations, Windows XP SP3 fills gaps in the updates they might have missed—for example, by declining individual updates when using Windows Update.

Windows Vista provides the most advanced security and management capability, but for PCs that cannot be upgraded to Windows Vista right now, Windows XP SP3 ensures these PCs have all available updates and allows these PCs to leverage some new Windows Server 2008 capabilities, such as Network Access Protection (NAP).

Emphasis by me.

That's it.

Anyway, why are you so eager for a bundled version of software which you can download as a standalone? Both WMP11 and IE7 are available if you get SP3 or not, as I'm sure you were aware of.

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In a way, what you're asking is similar to asking "once the year 2000 came, did you get the Y2K bug fix?" because it's so needed.

Yes(IN XP) is a completely pointless option - at least on this forum. PdN requires SP2... :roll:

Most programs require at least SP1...

BTW: SP4 for 2000 and is and SP2 for Server '03 is required, no questions asked.

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