A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Can't Have Everything

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-12-04
 
 
 

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3

After downloading SP 3 and expanding it into its temporary directory, you simply click on it and youre on your way to SP3.

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Licensing Hoops

Next, you'll jump through the usual licensing hoops.

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Licensing Hoops

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Better Safe ...

It's a good idea to create a backup of your current system files. You dont have to, but then you dont need to wear a seat belt while NASCAR racing, either.

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Better Safe ...

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Space Check

The program then checks for space.

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Space Check

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Backing Up

Next, SP 3 starts backing up your system files. You did tell the program to back them up, right?

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Backing Up

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Installation a Go

Finally, the installation proper starts.

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Installation a Go

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Under the Covers

After a reboot, youll be back to what appears to be your original desktop. Under the surface, though, it should be a bit faster and a good deal more secure and stable.

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Under the Covers

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Can't Have Everything

Well, faster and more secure, anyway.

A First Peek at Windows XP SP3 - Can't Have Everything

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