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Old 10-25-2003, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help!! I have Dell Dimension 4550. Several months ago I installed Win XP sp1... This slowed my machine drastically, so I uninstalled the service pack... Now I understand there is yet another xp update. Was whatever caused the slow down in sp1 ever fixed? What process / sequence should I follow to bring my system up to date? I can't live with the "slowness" that sp1 created -- does that risk / threat still exist?? thanks

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Old 10-25-2003, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i didnt notice a slowdown with xpsp1 but to help us better please include system specs so we can see whats were dealing with

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Old 10-25-2003, 07:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've heard that SP1 has a reputation for causing slowdowns and that Microsoft does not consider it a serious problem so it unlikely they will dedicated the time to fix it. But that was a while ago so I'm not sure if the new update has fixed the troblem. You could just install it and try it out. If you dont like then uninstall it.
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Old 10-25-2003, 07:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've a Dell 4550, pentium 4, purchased Nov 2002 / windows xp home edition, 512 DDR SDram.. I've read that many P4 users have had the same problem... Does any body know where I can get an "honest" answer about what the SP1 that's out there now will do to by system... What are the risks if I reinstall sp1 versus if I keep on trucking with Win xp as factory shipped? If I need to supply more info, please advise specifics... thanks for caring... TybeeLou
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Old 10-25-2003, 10:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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coz SP1 added a couple of new services to the existing XP OS's default service. However, you dun need SP1 to be secure. Coz' if anyone who installed SP1 will realise, after installing Sp1, you have even more updates to click.

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Old 10-25-2003, 10:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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as far as i can tell i've been using winXP without any updates at all, zero. in fact i also use office 2000 even though i have office XP. the reasons i do not update is because office XP keeps seeking my hard disk to "optimize" itself constantly every few minutes. and the reason i don't use SP1 or any other winXP updates is because so far i have no security problems and i am on ADSL.

My advice to you is if it aint broke don't fix it. If you have winxp security problems or you need USB 2.0 support than you have little choice but to upgrade. as for me i'm not missing out on anything, i'm as happy as can be with the "old" stuff.

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