I found a thread that started with the URL:
In the second entry, message 747,150, Doc Watson replied, in part:
“I do not have SP3 on my system and
feel much as you appear to... don't want it now or ever.”
In a later entry, message 747,360, Stuart R asked:
“Just out of interest. What is the reason that you do not want SP3 on your computer?”
The OP replied,
providing a reason having to do with IE7. That was dismissed as not relevant since IE7 is not part of SP3.
Watson, why don’t you want SP3, now or ever?
I am confused about my own machine, which I purchased last March.
The builder, GamePC, installed an OEM version of XP Pro. When I run a Belarc profile, I am told that the OS is Windows XP
Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600). However, when I scroll down to the “Installed Microsoft Hotfixes” section of
the report, I find 97 entries for SP3 that predate the delivery of the machine and 6 that carry later dates. There are even
26 entries for SP4, the most recent dated 1/19/09, called KB958687.
In fact, Belarc reports under Missing
Microsoft Security Hotfixes; All required security hotfixes (using the 01/13/2009 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary) have
This suggests that I not only have SP3, but also some SP4. Is there confusing terminology from MS
that is misleading me?
I have the SP3 and SP4 hotfixes entered in an Excel spreadsheet that I can supply, if it is
relevant. I don’t want to burden the WOPR servers.
Today, Secunia is telling me that I still have something
missing. When I click on “download solution” it insists on opening IE 7 and going to the MS updates website. Is there a
way in the Secunia report to determine what I thinks I need?