Upgrade to Win XP SP3?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by amz1, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. amz1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Hi all,

    I've just installed Windows XP Home on my new MacBook Pro. I'm running in it in a virtual machine (VMWare Fusion) and have NOT installed it via BootCamp. My question is: now that I've installed it, should I allow Windows Update to update me to Windows SP3? I read some threads here advising to install SP2 rather than SP3 but I don't know if that still holds now that Windows has been successfully installed via Fusion? To clarify, I don't have any obvious need for SP3 that I know of, but that is the only Update that Windows Update is pushing on me, which makes me think that unless I download it I will not be getting the various patches and security fixes that MS is constantly releasing.

    Many thanks in advance for any guidance that any of you can shed! And my apologies if this is a dumb question somehow - I'm pretty new to all of this.

    Abe Z.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    The requirement is SP2 in order to install by Boot Camp
    There was no real advice against upgrading to SP3 at all

    You just could not install anything less than SP2

    Yes, you should allow the update

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. amz1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Perfect - that's exactly what I needed to know! Many thanks. I love this forum.

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