Just reformatted xp, Windows firewall?

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  1. Aaronmcc

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    I just reformatted a desktop we have had for about 5 years that doesn't get used too often (except by my dad) and I'm in the process of getting everything back together but I noticed that I can't find the security area with firewall options and stuff. Is this another download? I thought it was part of xp that would be updated with auto updates but I don't see it on my computer or on microsoft's website.
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    your pre service pack then if you have no option for security, i think this was introduced in sp1
     
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    I'm downloading sp 2 now. Is it possible to skip sp 1 download?
     
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    dont think so. i may be wrong
     
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    It also hasn't asked for a registration code. (which I'm not sure I could find) Isn't it supposed to?
     
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    it will in about 3 days.
     
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    ahh the security center came up when it finished sp2. Thanks!
    But about the registration code?
     
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    thanks again!
     
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    If your Windows XP is an OEM copy you might not need to put in a product key.
     
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    Hmm this is true, did not think about that.
     
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