Windows XP SP2 and the damage done

Friday, 15 April 2005, 7:18 AM EST

The results of a study released last week offered still more proof of just how unenthused IT administrators are about Microsoft's Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows XP. According to AssetMetrix, fewer than 24% of over 136,000 Windows XP PCs in 251 North American corporations surveyed had SP2 installed.

The study was published only a few days before Microsoft removed the "blocker" mechanism that had temporarily disabled the delivery of SP2. This past Tuesday, Microsoft made it official that PCs must have SP2 in order for Windows XP updates and security patches to be downloaded.

At Tom's Hardware.

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