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Service Pack 2

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by BilltheCat, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. BilltheCat

    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

    Apr 4, 1999
    Sanford, Florida
    What do you all think of it? Have you downloaded and installed it yet?

    I have for mine, and am upgrading the wifes now. Seems a bit big but after the time to upgrade it seems pretty nice so far. I think the OS is quicker now.

  2. podwich


    Sep 7, 2000
    I figure I'll wait until it shows up on the Windows Update site later on this month.

    Anyone know if it adds "features" that I might not want-things like support for DRM technology, automatic update to Windows Media Player 9, various privacy infringements?

  3. berniew

    berniew Liberty

    Nov 3, 2002
    It's still early. I had some problems with VPN and the built in firewall that I spent half of yesterday trying to track down.

    I do like the 'smarter' icons for network connections
  4. BilltheCat

    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

    Apr 4, 1999
    Sanford, Florida
    I used to be able to crash xp pro with a couple of older programs when used together. I brought em out of the closet and loaded them. Win95 programs. OS didnt crash!

    I knows it has to have bugs tho. MS doesnt make anything without bugs! But where are they hidden?
  5. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

    Oct 23, 2001
    HotLanta, GA
    Seems fine so far. I was running the beta and I had to remove it first before installing the real service pack 2.

    Caused a lot of hangups after the removal of SV2Beta.

    The machine is running fine now.
  6. installed, crashed windows because of RDP compatability, uninstalled.

    i've heard they have also made some restriction on number of clients for each process, that cant be good for p2p
  7. bluewater

    bluewater CLM

    Feb 14, 2002
    I was also running the beta and installed Service Pack 2 over it and had absolutely no problems with the install. Running perfectly but then again, so was the beta version.
  8. ronin_asano


    Apr 13, 2004
    i like how the firewall can be disabled by an API. great security.
  9. CranialCrusader


    May 7, 2000
    I've got it loaded on two machines of three. One XP pro on an 800 MHz Celleron and the other XP home on a 2.0 GHz celleron laptop. I will soon install it on an Athalon 1700+ system. All three of my machines have 512 of RAM.

    Seems to work well, although it is a resource hog. My laptop hammers the hard drive when I can finally view the desktop for a lot longer than it use to. After a while, things settle down and work fine.

    The enhanced built in firewall combined with my hardware router firewall should keep me going. ZoneAlarm causes a lot of problems on my end so I don't like to use it.

    That stupid security popup in the tray icons WAS annoying. I had to tell it that I would monitor my own anti-virus and would install updates manually. So I'm running in "condition yellow". At least it hasn't bothered me lately... ;Q

  10. sgtlmj

    sgtlmj NRA Life Member Millennium Member

    Feb 23, 1999
    Found an problem with ScanSoft's OmniForm. Now when I open a form it tells me that it's locked due to changed permissions.

    Won't install on my Compaq Armada M300. Keeps telling me that the file is corrupt. Tried d/l it to the HD, installing from network, installing from CD-R, copying to HD then installing... nada. Thought my HD might be going bad, so I swapped it out (very easy on the M300) and still the same error.

    Other than the above two problems, it seems to be fine. I spend most of my time on my Mac though.
  11. ronin_asano


    Apr 13, 2004
    we were issued a directive not to install it. apparently it breaks some of our web apps (none of which i use) but more importantly it breaks our vpn client.

    i think this is because our vpn client has it's own firewall bound to the nic in use, and it may be conflicting with the new sp2 firewall. it seems it might be more than just a matter of disabling the sp2 firewall, or i'm sure they would say we could install it, just kill the ms firewall.
  12. R56Pilot


    May 5, 2002
    High Point, NC
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2015
  13. Alpha752


    Aug 16, 2002
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I have been advised by a guru buddy of mine, who has a computer repair buisness that its crap. Hes had a couple customers install it and then call him panicked because it crashed their PC. Im going to hold off for a later version that addresses all of the issues.

    Becides, I have noticed I am using my XP side less and less.....I really like Linux ;f
  14. -=DFOX=-

    -=DFOX=- Border Bandit

    Sep 17, 2001
    It killed my battlefield 1942 game and DC mod. Even after deleting it, I still have problems, damn you BIll GATES!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Sulaco

    Sulaco Guest

    I like a lot of the 'integrated' bug fixes and the new IE pop-up blocker. It seems to work quite well so far. I do not like the added services I found running in the background. I disabled all of them and freed my memory back up. I also do not like (for my personal use anyway) the Security Center so I disabled it as well.
  16. loki1701

    loki1701 Earthling

    Feb 11, 2001
    If you downlloaded it and haven't installed it yet, how would you remove it???
  17. grantglock

    grantglock /dev/null

    Feb 20, 2004
    One of our software vendors told us not to install it also; after I had been running it for about a week. It works fine. I don't see any reason not to install it.
  18. ronin_asano


    Apr 13, 2004
    check these links out. they are reason enough for many people to avoid it for now:


    here's another. there may be duplicates between the lists: