Interestsing comments about sp2 and restore.
I had used system restore and had so many problems with it in respect of critters hiding in crevices and coming back to haunt me later after I did a restore that my sibling who is a certified techie advised me to turn it off.
Even though I use a good firewall, adaware se, spybot, spyware blaster, trojan hunter, a2, spywaresweeper and a good A/v the system restore function was simply unreliable.
And there were no critters hiding and playing games inside the box.
Thus I purchased the "Ghost" program from Symantec and ghost my computer every once and awhile in case I ever need to get back to a stable point.
But frankly in that year I have never had to use the products of my ghosting and not had any other "hiding critters" invading my computer.
I also run perfect disk instead of Diskkeeper Pro 9 which I go rid of. It was not the Lite version, it simply did not keep the box unfragmented long enough.
Now that I use Perfect Disk 7, I find my computer hums along. ( I also tired O & O defrag but for my own needs the Perfect Disk 7 responded faster and the hard drive stayed defragged longer.)
Just adding comments of my experiences.
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