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Old 09-24-2004, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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okay i would like to know flat out:

Is Service Pack 2 okay to install on my PC or should i hold off on it
i dont want it to mess up so
i have had mis reactions about this
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't install SP2 if everything is working fine with SP1. I've heard nothing but problems with it, and personally I don't think I will ever install it.
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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just like with anything new from microsoft, my advice would be to just wait it out a little, there seems to be an awful lot of bugs that need to be worked out. Thankfully I use win2k cuz 98% of all its bugs have been worked out.
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I love SP2 and have had no problems whatsoever.

The main reason I WOULD upgrade is the newly released security flaw in SP1 that allows a jpg to infect a compter with a virus. SP2 is not vulnerable to this threat.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09...dows_jpeg_bug/
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If you are going to install make sure you don't have anything that creates virtual drives installed or nero
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Old 09-24-2004, 01:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't install SP2 if everything is working fine with SP1. I've heard nothing but problems with it, and personally I don't think I will ever install it.
Goodbye, then. You can't get anymore updates from MS for the XP platform if you don't. Service Packs aren't optional.

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Not true. Nero runs fine. It's the only burner software I use aside from my laptop which uses ECDC. Virtual drives work fine too. You just need to tweak your settings a little (sometimes).
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Goodbye, then. You can't get anymore updates from MS for the XP platform if you don't. Service Packs aren't optional.
Are you saying I am required to let Bill Gates sabotage the best performing Windows version I've ever worked with, the only version that I actually get to spend more time using than fixing?!?!
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Yeah it does work fine after install but alot of people have a problems installing with those progs installed
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geez ya figure microsoft the cool company they are would have done proper testing they got the money for it
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Yeah but without problems they won't have jobs it can't be as good as linux
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