Xp Sp2 To Sp3 Convertor Tool Sonu Gupta

Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP SP2 on July 13, 2010. With the exception of the 64-bit version of Windows XP, those running the SP2 will no longer be able to receive updates-security or otherwise.

But according to a June 2010 poll in TechRepublic’s Windows blog, a significant number of people still refuse to install SP3. As of this writing, 33 percent of the poll’s 900+ respondents still use Windows XP SP2. TechRepublic members gave a variety of reasons for continuing to run SP2; ranging from compatibility issues and upgrade troubles to “don’t fix what isn’t broken” attitudes. “On a couple of occasions I have attempted to upgrade a PC from SP2 to SP3 and after the installation, the PC blue screened on start up – no safe mode or anything” wrote Bleninger.

So, what’s someone running SP2 to do when they want to apply a critical security update, such as patch KB2286198 that fixes a critical vulnerability in Windows shortcut (LNK) files? Well according F-Secure’s Sean Sullivan, you can use a quick registry tweak to trick a machine running Windows XP SP2 into thinking it’s running SP3. In a post on F-Secure’s News from the Lab blog, Sullivan explained how a registry hack used by computer gamers to run GTA IV on SP2, can also be used to apply Windows updates.

Sonu Gupta Is Founder of Bigtricks .in, Part Time Blogger And Btech Computer Science Student. He Likes Blogging and Software Designing.


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