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Ordering the service pack on a CD Preparing for installation Cannot install Windows XP with integrated Service Pack 2 Cannot install Service Pack 2 Boot or shutdown problems after Service Pack 2 installation The Service Pack 2 firewall Networking problems after installing Service Pack 2 NET SEND messages no longer received Computer does not work properly with Service Pack 2 Programs stop working or behave differently with Service Pack 2 Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Removing the uninstall information New and revised documentation Closing remarks, comments This page deals with problems caused or triggered by the installation of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, and this information is also relevant to Service Pack 3.
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The same is true for Service Pack 3 (SP3), which appeared on 2008-05-06.
However, due to the general tightening of security, there is the potential that some security measures interfere with special functions you had been using on your computer, and you may have to loosen some security settings accordingly.
Given the complexity of some Windows XP installations, there is also always some potential for some other defect to show up.
List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2 Available disk space is used as follows (LIS = Local Install Source, the install files remain on disk; CAB = files of type .cab, cabinet).Microsoft offers free technical telephone support for Service Pack 2.In the US call (800) 936-5700 and press 0 to get to an operator. This article does not generally cover installations running a third party software firewall.If this entire document doesn't solve your problem, your only remaining choice is to uninstall Service Pack 2 again.At least you gain some peace and more time to look for a better solution. If that also fails or if you want to know more details, check the next subchapters below for detailed information on how to uninstall the service pack.For this you need the full (Network) Service Pack 2 file (266 MB), which can be downloaded from: