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Should I remove Windows XP Service Pack 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #180
United States Rank #182
Reach 3.7056%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.61 days
73.21 days >
Average installed length: 38.47 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
20080716.110752 0.01%
20080415.144508 0.20%
20080414.175805 2.02%
20080414.175804 3.05%
20080414.175803 4.34%
20080414.052804 0.72%
20080414.052803 1.74%
20080414.031525 58.28%
20080414.031517 0.51%
20080414.031514 19.96%
20080414.031513 0.13%
20080413.144515 2.18%
20080413.144514 4.71%
20080413.144513 1.63%
20080413.144512 0.08%
20080320.223404 0.02%
20080320.223349 0.01%
20080307.002522 0.02%
20080212.121911 0.09%
20080212.121856 0.02%
20080126.042552 0.01%
20071130.213629 0.12%
20071130.213615 0.09%
20071030.213554 0.02%
20071030.213539 0.03%
20070719.035315 0.02%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Microsoft

Windows XP Service Pack 3

What is Windows XP Service Pack 3?

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system.

Overview

Windows XP Service Pack 3 is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 20080414.031525, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is spuninst.exe. The software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 1.12 MB (1,171,051 bytes). update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 50% of users of Windows XP Service Pack 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.microsoft.com
Help link: support.microsoft.com?kbid=936929
Installation folder: C:\windows\ie7updates\kb2559049-ie7\spuninst
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Estimated size: 1.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows XP Service Pack 3

Program executable:spuninst.exe
Name:Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows®
Windows Service Pack-Deinstallation
Path:C:\windows\ie7updates\kb2559049-ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe
MD5:78141ad888ba82e3abc854d229a59f07
Additional files:
  • iecustom.dll - Windows® Internet Explorer (Setup-DLL für Internet Explorer)
  • browseui.dll
  • mshtml.dll
  • shdocvw.dll
  • spcustom.dll - Microsoft Update Custom Component Locator
  • spmsg.dll - Service Pack Messages
  • update.exe - Windows Service Pack Setup
  • updspapi.dll - Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows® (Windows Servicing Setup-API)
  • urlmon.dll - Rozszerzenia OLE32 dla Win32
  • wininet.dll - Rozszerzenia internetowe Win32

How do I remove Windows XP Service Pack 3?

Quickly and completely remove Windows XP Service Pack 3 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows XP Service Pack 3 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows XP Service Pack 3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows XP Service Pack 3.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 99%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#180

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 99.40%
Windows 7 0.50%
Windows Vista 0.09%
Windows 8 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 99.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.33%
Windows 7 Professional 0.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 0.07%
Microsoft Windows 0.02%
Windows 8 0.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.54%
  Germany 8.74%
  Italy 3.72%
  United Kingdom 3.42%
  Israel 2.88%
  Canada 2.65%
  Japan 2.59%
  Taiwan 2.48%
  Spain 2.32%
  Brazil 1.75%
  Hungary 1.42%
  Australia 1.29%
  Poland 1.26%
  Croatia 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.01%
American Megatrends 16.69%
Intel 10.92%
GIGABYTE 10.45%
Hewlett-Packard 8.53%
Sahara 6.84%
Compaq 3.20%
Toshiba 3.01%
ASUS 2.69%
Acer 2.48%
Gateway 2.22%
Lenovo 2.17%
Common models
GBT AWRDACPI 3.22%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 2.48%
NVIDIA AWRDACPI 2.29%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 1.65%
INTELR AWRDACPI 1.63%
Dell Dell DM051 1.52%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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