windows XP

  1. Does anyone have experience with downloading the service pack 1? Some places say don't if you own an HP computer some say go to HP, download the patch then download the service pack. There are a slew of updates but I am afraid I will ruin my computer and since I am dependent on it for work I am scared to screw it up.

    Anyone have XP and service pack information?

    I would be grateful!

    renerian
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Ted
    I would suggesting contacting HP support and asking for their opinion. If there is a problem with a HP computer and Windows XP Service Pack 1, then a patch may be necessary before updating the XP operating system. Check their web-site. . . they more than likely have some kind of official statement on what to do with regards to updating to XP Service Pack 1. You can also check a HP user-forum, and present your questions and concerns to this forum.

    Like you, I wouldn't do a thing until I'm sure that the update would not somehow do some major damage to how my computer operates. One saving grace is that if you do decide to update your XP to include the Service Pack 1 AND encounter problems, you can then revert back to the previous set-up using XP's Restore function. . . . maybe. . . . (there's nothing really certain in this world, you know. . . . )

    Before you do anything, of course, remember to back up all important information from your software applications! ! !

    With all that said and done . . . all I can say having updated to XP Pro Service Pack 1 is that my computer's performance seems to be more stable. I work my aging Dell Workstation fairly hard with audio (and now video) recording/editing. It used to crash all the time using the Window's ME operating system. Hasn't had a major crash . . . yet. . . using the XP Service Pack 1. Right now, I'd have to say the my system is rock solid.

    Good luck to you! Check out the HP support site (hopefully there is one. . . there should be one. . . there better be one!)

    Ted
  4. by   renerian
    Thanks Ted. I will go to the HP website!

    renerian
  5. by   emily_mom
    I'd listen to Ted, too. My brother just installed it last week for me, and I'm still trying to figure it out. It's so different than ME (which was garbage). I wish you luck!!!

    Kristy
  6. by   renerian
    Thanks Emily_mom!

    renerian
  7. by   Mkue
    Ren,I think Ted is right to go to HP, I have an HP printer and XP windows and didn't have any problems viewing the video. Do you have a Gateway? they will walk you thru it. Gateway.com


    mkue
  8. by   renerian
    Kue I will try that. I have been able to view most other videos. Hmmmmm..

    renerian
  9. by   adrienurse
    I downloaded service pack I and II from www.find.pcworld.com
  10. by   renerian
    I chatted with HP support and they said there is a patch to download first to protect HP computers from service pack one. They also said they cannot say it will not mess up your computer. I need to think about it as far as trying to download it or not.

    renerian
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Hubby says download the patch first... then the service pack. If there's a problem with it, you can always uninstall the service pack.

    Heather
  12. by   renerian
    Heather wow that new doo is pretty wild!!!!!!!!


    renerian

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