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Windows 7: No LNK Patch for XP SP2

03 Aug 2010   #11

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit

I've sucessfuly tried that. I love the art talent in those theme that they make, but it's hard to keep in mind that you have to change your system file in order to make it work. It's always better if it goes with your OS. Who know in a nice day, with the changed system file and a new update, you won't be able to start up your machine {grin}

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03 Aug 2010   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
It's not like SP3 is hard to find. Hundreds of websites have the download for it. I can't guarantee all of those sites should be trusted, but their are plenty that can. If you want the patch, just upgrade to SP3. It might take awhile to install, but it not like its going to hurt you in any way.
You are so right Pete
The best one is here
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04 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

You are always going to get someone who installed "it" once , got a blue screen, and said never again and you can't make me. "it" being, XP SP3, Vista SP2, etc.
My XP install media already includes SP3. I've got the full installer on thumb drive as well. Along with the latest version of IE, media player, etc.
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04 Aug 2010   #14

Arch Linux 64-bit

Yet our Hitman Pro usage statistics show that Windows XP SP2 is still heavily used:
14.45% of Hitman Pro users have XP SP2 installed.

Of course, you can't know what that means in quantifiable terms.
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04 Aug 2010   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


For those who insist on running XP with SP2, they might be able to use a 3rd party tool that blocks the Windows Shortcut Exploit. For example, Sophos (an established anti-malware company) offers an alternative to the Microsoft patch.

Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool | CPLINK Exploit Protection Tool | Malware Scan | Information Security - Sophos
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05 Aug 2010   #16

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

i just installed SP3 on a VM and it doesnt have the lnk patch, or is it through windows update?
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05 Aug 2010   #17

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

You have to get it through Windows Update. If you took the time to read you would know that the update just came out Monday, while SP3 is at least two years old. You have to have SP3 in order to still get Windows Updates. As support for SP2 ended before the Update became available, you can't get it with SP2.
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05 Aug 2010   #18

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

man petey you make me look like a retard
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06 Aug 2010   #19
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

XP sp2 will be out of luck again next Tuesday.

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 No LNK Patch for XP SP2

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