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Windows XP Service Pack 2 - PCstats.com Windows XP Service Pack 2
Mon, April 19 2004 | 10:23PM | PermaLink Feedback?
"Waiting for the next Windows Service Packs has become a way of life for Windows users, especially professional ones. Microsoft's irregular barrages of bug fixes, new features and changes to the institution that Windows has become are viewed with a mixture of expectation and trepidation by home users (and with outright fear by business IT departments). The new offering makes fundamental changes to the way Windows XP operates, mostly in the name of security. In this article, PCstats looks at the new features Windows XP Service Pack 2 offers, as well as why the average user should bother with it."

Another question lingering in our minds was "how would Service Pack 2 affect the computers performance?" To find out, PCstats ran a standard 2.4GHz PC through several trials with Bapco's Sysmark 2004. Beginning with a standard Windows XP install, the system was updated to Service Pack 1 and tested, then updated to Service Pack 2 and tested again. As you can see from the results shown below, the impact of Service Pack 2 on a computer's performance is very minor, if not negligible for the most part.

WinXP SP1 SP2
Internet Overall: 178 175 173
3D Creation: 176 173 168
2D Creation: 210 211 210
Web Publication: 168 167 172
Office Overall: 164 160 161
Communication: 172 168 172
Document Creation: 171 170 168
Data Analysis: 158 161 158
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