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Did Microsoft Release SP3 to crash XP and force the purchase of Vista?

Yes, SP3 was designed to crash XP
No, this is crazy talk
I'm indifferent...what's going on?
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SP3 designed to crash XP and force VIsta upgrade?

Postby Crimson_Wake on Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:46 pm

While I'm no conspiracy theorist, I make more money fixing XP and Vista computers these days than ever before. I reformat Vista machines with XP Pro SP2 (minus all the BS that is usally included). I also have a lot of work from SP3 crashing machines left and right. This got me thinking.

Earlier this year M$ announced they will no longer support XP soon, and they are really pushing Vista with the Mojave Experiment. Today, in fact, it was released that there's a HUGE security hole in IE 5-8...to which M$ advises not to switch browsers an to sit tight as they fix it. It just seems like M$ released SP3 to make it seem like the 'new security features necessary to protect yourself' are too powerful for XP to handle, thus forcing a Vista upgrade.

So, do you think SP3 was released to crash XP on purpose?
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Re: SP3 designed to crash XP and force VIsta upgrade?

Postby 900i on Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:45 am

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Re: SP3 designed to crash XP and force VIsta upgrade?

Postby Old Marcus on Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:24 am

I doubt it, they'd lose a lot of customers, and demand for vista wouldn't grow. I personally feel they're in a bit of a dilemma. They want to get rid of old XP, but vista's a flop and they want to get rid of that as well. Roll on Windows 3.11!
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Re: SP3 designed to crash XP and force VIsta upgrade?

Postby Ookami on Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:58 am

SP3 didn't seem to crash for me; seeing as though it's just an amalgamation of all updates since SP2, I'd find it hard to believe it's a conspiracy of any sort.
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