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...that after you install the Windows XP OS on it, it is great and fast; but then you start downloading all the Windows updates such as SP 2 and 3, then your machine acts like it is really constipated. You didn't do anything else, but simply downloaded all the updates.

I think that all these windows updates are designed primarily for internet security because I have another machine running Windows XP and when downloading newer version of programs such as Adobe Reader that calls for Windows SP 2, I download it and it works fine even though I haven't downloaded SP 2.

Simply said, my machine that I haven't downloaded one Windows update after installing XP is super fast and it is a 1.8 Ghz (single core) machine with 2GB of RAM, so it isn't a powerhouse of any sorts.

Any of you thinking the same thing or have other thoughts?

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Basically the VM is acting like a "real" Windows machine. What you have described above is the main reason I switched a long time ago.
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