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12-09-2008

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Is XP SP3 Safe on T500?

2008-12-09, 2:07 AM

Several people have reported this concern.  I talked to Lenovo Tech Support today and the person told me that he has never heard of any issues and that "any software installed could cause corruption"(!)  Frankly, this person seemed clueless on many fronts so I am not sure if any of this is valid.   I specifically inquired about any incompatibilities with T500 drivers and SP3 but I suspect if I was in the same room with the tech support person I would have seen his eyes glazing over. It was an extremely frustrating telephone call. 

 

I have no particular reason to update to XP SP3 but would like to do so for general principles sake (including security).  What is the deal here?  With a current "system update" to all the current drivers should I update to SP3????

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12-09-2007

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Re: Is XP SP3 Safe on T500?

2008-12-09, 9:37 AM

If you are worried from a security standpoint, then if you have kept up to date with Windows Update and hotixes, you shouldn't have to worry to much. f you read an overview of SP3 from Microsoft's website, you'll see that it combines all the previously released security fixes.

 

If you have no other particular reason to update, then imo it's not worth the hassle.

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07-31-2008

USA - MA

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Re: Is XP SP3 Safe on T500?

2008-12-09, 17:25 PM

Yes XP SP3 works great on T500 (maybe better than Vista!!)

 

 

T430s (current), T420s, ThinkStation S20
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01-06-2009

Canada

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Re: Is XP SP3 Safe on T500?

2009-01-14, 23:50 PM

I have had nothing but problems using Windows XP SP3 on my newly purchased T500.

 

See:

 http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T400_series_ThinkPads&thread.id=5733

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01-09-2009

Germany

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Re: Is XP SP3 Safe on T500?

2009-01-15, 13:18 PM
Works "okay" here. A few issues with the wlan card driver (I needed to install the original intel ones) and a few "unknown" devices. But the system is stable.
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