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Window XP SP3 read before u install

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The problem with Windows XP SP3 and AMD powered computers

I noticed the Microsoft has released SP3 for Windows XP and found my self wondering: is it worth update'n? I mean, ive had IE7 on my SP2 powered laptop for ages. What else does it have to offer? And ive heard a lot about antivirus problems (norton AV to be specific) and some driver issues so... IDK. What do u guys think? Is there any must-have updates or addons? More importantly, is there any rumored problems with Steam and SP3? SUBJECT CHANGED: now this thread is a warning agains the AMD/SP3 problem.

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    I am using it, don't see any changes.
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    Im gonna stick with SP2 until i find it really necessary to go SP3.
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    The service packs include small program updates and a lot of security fixes, with the occasional speed improvement. So install it.
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    When i had XP i upgraded to SP3 and my Windows no longer booted anymore i had to safe mode and get it removed b4 i could do anything anymore. might be fixed by now but i am on Vista Ultimate 64bits now so
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    I'm only using Service pack 2 because there's no service pack 3 support on XP 64-bit...>:(
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    SP3 is basically a wrap up of SP2 updates, and some other stuff. I've had it for at least a month, and I have had no problems. If you have modified your uxtheme.dll file, you will need to re-hack it in order to get custom themes again. No problem though.
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    DEWDS, OMG. I was looking arond since i posted this and look what i found: Do not install Service Pack 3 on systems with AMD chips unless a special hotfix has been applied first. This hotfix needs to be applied before SP3, otherwise your system may get stuck in a loop and never start.
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    Im running vista. Its ultra pro mode!
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    Posted by [-B-] Do not install Service Pack 3 on systems with AMD chips unless a special hotfix has been applied first. This hotfix needs to be applied before SP3, otherwise your system may get stuck in a loop and never start.
    Why did you remove the line right after that? You know, the one saying "Click here to download the hotfix." 'Cause, you know, the hotfix fixes that problem.
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    Posted by [-B-] Do not install Service Pack 3 on systems with AMD chips unless a special hotfix has been applied first. This hotfix needs to be applied before SP3, otherwise your system may get stuck in a loop and never start.
    Why did you remove the line right after that? You know, the one saying "Click here to download the hotfix." 'Cause, you know, the hotfix fixes that problem.
    i know, hold on. the link didnt copy over. im looking for it right now =F
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    Alright, heres the DL for the AMD 'hotfix'. aperently if u have a AMD chip it ur rig and install SP3 it will kill ur system. check this page to DL: http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/windows-xp-sp3-amd-stop-0x0000007E.html
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