Originally posted by Law
You should be fine, if your computer is high end you shouldn't feel anything. But since TallDude machine is pretty lowend and running XP, with sp1 to sp2 it will decrease his performance and he will notice it.
SP2 has all the updates of SP1, so you don't really need SP1. I would recommend Windows 2000 Pro on that machine, it runs fine on lowend machine with SP4.
Im not installing Windows XP Gold on my machine, its for a friend. Mine is fast enough already, and it has SP2 updated.
The system im putting XP Gold on is:
Compaq Desktop PC
333 Mhz Pentium 2
256MB SDRAM (originally 128MB)
6.4GB HD (originally 3 GB)
Matrox Onboard Video 4MB
52X32X52 LG CD-RW (Originally 32X CD-ROM)
Windows XP "Gold" (im not going to slow it down with SP2's junk...)