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    do you need SP1 to install SP2

    simple silly question! but not sure !

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    Depends.

    If you grab the network version of sp2 then no sp1 is not needed has it will include all the fixes from sp1.

    If you use the express install it will only patch from where sp1 left off.

    btw if you try to put this on a pirate copy of xp it will fail, they have blocked access to it

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    network version is what i have downloaded much easier to have it on a cd fot sorting out mates computers

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    The version i used didn't need SP1.

    All my copies of Windows XP are legal fortunately

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    i think mine is! well if it's not i have a legal copy somewhere! i think i might have my mates works corp edition on the shuttle right now cos i could not find my copy! hope it works on there...

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    i think SP2 does work on pirate coppies because microsoft wanted to make sure PCs were upto date to try and stop virus's spreading as quickly

    That might be wrong but i'm quite sure thats what they said

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    They blocked the 10 most pirated activation codes I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenPiggy
    They blocked the 10 most pirated activation codes I think
    More then 10



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    SP1 just overwrites system files to update your OS. SP2 overwrites these overwritten files. So no you don't need SP1. Unless I am very much mistaken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    SP1 just overwrites system files to update your OS. SP2 overwrites these overwritten files. So no you don't need SP1. Unless I am very much mistaken?

    Your correct
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex
    More then 10
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3774567.stm

    So it's 20, I apologise
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    there will be/is a crack out for the bad boys that don't have a proper copy!

    i have an idea make windows xp one thrid of the price and most people would go out and buy it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Sixkiller
    there will be/is a crack out for the bad boys that don't have a proper copy!

    Works perfectly for me.

    Er... But that's cos I have a proper copy...Yes...
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    Hehe I watched you edit that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    Hehe I watched you edit that

    who me!

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