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Thread: Windows XP SP2 ??




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    Just read this in the morning news. From the sounds of it, MS is addressing many issues with the upcoming release of SP2, but wow....

    If SP1 caused so many problems with folks systems, just imagin what version 2 can do?

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    [b]“These are deep-down changes that could affect applications and performance,” he said, and warrant extensive review.
    that^ is enough to make me worry.
    I don't think I'll be installing sp2 right away. I'll let all the eager people test it for me for a month or 2 first ;)

    I'll say one thing though, if you use sp2 when it's released, you'd best go though everything and see what m$ thought would be best to change for you...
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    SP1 didn't cause problems for many people, it was a rumour that flew out of control. SP2 will simply update Windows for greater security. As always, if you use Windows Update to keep your Windows up to date, that will in effect be the same as installing all the SP2 components. In fact there have been several SP2 fixes already released on Windows Update and likely installed by 90% of Windows users without a hitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PersianImmortal
    SP1 didn't cause problems for many people, it was a rumour that flew out of control.
    I must agree on that one. I for one has never had any probs with it and neither have I heard of any probs from my many friends.

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    i think the main problem that came from SP1 was the fact that a lot of people couldn't install it.. ;)

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    Well ya know, I tend to agree with your basic premise but here is a quote from the article

    “SP2 is not typical of Windows updates,” said Joe Wilcox, an analyst with Microsoft Monitor, an arm of Jupiter Research that specializes in watching the Redmond, Wash.-based developer's moves. “A typical service pack includes bug fixes that have been previously posted, but SP2 includes new features, and significantly changes some of the operating system's functionality.”

    In fact, SP2 is so different from the norm that Wilcox has taken to dubbing it 'Windows XP 2.0.'
    If folks install this they had better make darn sure they know what settings they had to begin with.

    Not that its bad, it's just gonna change some settings that you may not be aware of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PersianImmortal
    SP1 didn't cause problems for many people, it was a rumour that flew out of control. SP2 will simply update Windows for greater security. As always, if you use Windows Update to keep your Windows up to date, that will in effect be the same as installing all the SP2 components. In fact there have been several SP2 fixes already released on Windows Update and likely installed by 90% of Windows users without a hitch.
    did ya read the article? M$ is planning on adding a lot more than the usually fixes to sp2, which is what I'm worried about. SP1 never gave me any problems, I'll agree with you on that one, but I'm thinking it might be a little different this time. I think that article refered to it as 'Windows XP 2.0' :?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    but I'm thinking it might be a little different this time.
    No need to worry people just yet. Let's just wait and see before we jump any conclusions. :)

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    I see it as making people conscientious of what they are doing instread of just blinding trusting software upgrades/patches, no jumping to conclusions ;) :laugh:
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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    I see it as making people conscientious of what they are doing instread of just blinding trusting software upgrades/patches, no jumping to conclusions ;) :laugh:
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