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Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 will introduce new security enhancements to further protect users from viruses and worms. It also includes updates for improving the performance and stability of Microsoft Windows XP.

For information about Windows XP Service Pack 2 and to obtain installation instructions, visit the Microsoft Web site at:

General considerations before updating

This site contains a set of Hints and Tips which document special requirements or considerations you may encounter during Windows XP Service Pack 2 installation and operation on your IBM system. In most cases, your system will have no problem with Windows XP Service Pack 2. However, before you start the installation, IBM recommends you backup your data and to make sure your system is using the latest BIOS and Drivers. To check and update the BIOS and Drivers, please visit the following site:

Personal computing drivers


Preloaded Applications Considerations

The following preloaded applications may experience issues after updating to Windows XP Service Pack 2:

Symantec Norton Antivirus
IBM Access Connections
Access Support


IBM System Considerations

Use the following guide for additional information on Windows XP Service Pack 2 on an IBM system:

IBM ThinkPad
IBM ThinkCentre
IBM NetVista
IBM IntelliStation


  • Alias ID: XBRD-XPSP2
  • Document ID: HT082393
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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