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75 percent of business PCs without SP2

by Nikola Strahija on April 6th, 2005 According to a survey, only a quarter of corporate PCs running Windows XP have upgraded to Service Pack 2. When Microsoft launched its big security upgrade in August 2004 it offered firms the opportunity to "hold off" the automatic installation of SP2 while still receiving security patches for eight months.

That suspension expires on 12 April, when Microsoft's Automatic Update service will deliver SP2 to firms. Users still reluctant to deploy XP SP2 after then will have to stop using automatic updates after 12 April but that creates a number of possible issues, including possible incompatibilities with future products such as Internet Explorer 7, or a potential support gap when Microsoft support for Windows XP Service Pack 1 is withdrawn in September 2006.

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