Businesses Wary of Service Pack 2

“AssetMetrix surveyed 136,120 PCs between January 5 and March 10. It found that 37.6 percent of those PCs ran Windows XP. The operating system is more widely adopted among companies with fewer than 500 PCs, where slightly more than half of the PCs run Windows XP, according to the study. Also, smaller organizations show the highest acceptance of SP2, it says.”

“Forty percent of the 251 companies surveyed said they had actively avoided installing the SP2 upgrade. Companies often fear unpredictable effects that installing a new patch might have on their existing systems. Another 52 percent of the companies surveyed had yet to make a decision to accept the patch across the corporation, according to AssetMetrix, which conducted the study.”

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