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Posted: 10/1/2004 10:08:42 PM EST
You know, Micro$oft?
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:14:46 PM EST
No.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:17:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By AZ-K9:
You know, Micro$oft?



It wasn't MS It was the software companies not adhereing to the win32 model. This is the same faulty reasoning people use for system crashes. The vast, vast majority of system crashes are due to sloppy 3rd party drivers. SP2 works fine. Apps written by vendors like Symantec who knew they were not releasing golden code got caught with their pants down. But go ahead and bash away on MS, everyone else does...
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:17:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 9:08:10 PM EST by warp_asylum]
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Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:19:22 PM EST
SP2 works on my pc without problems.... so far....
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:35:26 PM EST
Why should I bother "acquiring" sp2?

Is there some huge virus out there thats gonna incapacitate my system if i don't?
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:36:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Why should I bother "acquiring" sp2?

Is there some huge virus out there thats gonna incapacitate my system if i don't?



It's more to set firewall settings and stuff. Eventually you will have to when MS cumulative patches get to where you must have SP2
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:39:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 9:08:16 PM EST by warp_asylum]
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Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:48:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By warp_asylum:

Originally Posted By booshmaster:

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Why should I bother "acquiring" sp2?

Is there some huge virus out there thats gonna incapacitate my system if i don't?



It's more to set firewall settings and stuff. Eventually you will have to when MS cumulative patches get to where you must have SP2



It does fix a lot of issues, though. I'd recommend installing it, unless there's some compelling reason not to (there usually isn't).



for some reason, MS thinks my copy of xp is pirated...
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:50:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 9:08:22 PM EST by warp_asylum]
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Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:51:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:

for some reason, MS thinks my copy of xp is pirated...


Did you loan out your CD Key? Is it legal? You can run regedit and drill down to HKEY LM, SW, MS, Windows. Somewhere in that area is the hive with the CD key, just ream it out and place anything you want
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:55:25 PM EST
Im gonna switch to cable internet sometime next week so d/l 250 mb won't be a biggie.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:03:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 9:08:27 PM EST by warp_asylum]
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Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:40:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By booshmaster:

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:

for some reason, MS thinks my copy of xp is pirated...


Did you loan out your CD Key? Is it legal? You can run regedit and drill down to HKEY LM, SW, MS, Windows. Somewhere in that area is the hive with the CD key, just ream it out and place anything you want



Did you buy a retail copy? OEM? Or did you download it from some P2P site? Reason I ask is that I worked on a woman's computer recently, and could NOT update it via either Microsoft's site, nor the Security CD they sent me. It turned out to be a pirate copy, and what sucked even worse, was that the system builder (local guy, not a name brand) stuck a pirate copy on the system, but charged her for a OEM install. She had to get a legit copy before I could finish reinstalling the OS (which it needed anyways).
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:01:10 AM EST
order the XP SP2 CD, i tried down loading & got a virus, called my in home puter expert & he cleand up my HD & installed SP2 & AVG Anti Virus.........

in fact AVG is a freebie & one of the best anti virus progs on the net

www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:14:20 AM EST
I have been using SP2 on my desktop and this laptop at work ever since it came out. I have seen no adverse affects.
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