a conditional YES from me, dazedandconfused
from one who has installed & uninstalled and installed again.
You should wait until you get the "clean log" from here.
Then install it & once you do, there are about a dozen more
updates after it.
winXP just keeps on being exploited and Microsoft
just keeps on patching it.
Be prepared first.
SP2 does a significant amount of changing to your system.
So, back up your data first.
Just burn to CD your files.
Include those that you have added, like pictures, music, documents,
IE favorites, basically any that are not operating system files or installed programs.
The programs you have installed...
if they were downloaded from the internet, save the download files.
That way you can install then again, or update them if that is appropriate,
and they need not be installed when you first update the Windows XP
If from CD, locate them (just in case)
The problems you might find will be
involving older versions of programs that aren't compatible with the newer
Information can be found HERE
It might not hurt to (after you are clean & additional recommendations are understood)
uninstall programs that might best be re-installed after you make the upgrade.
Specific details are kinda hard to pin down, but
some CD-Burning software has been problematic, and
Norton Systemworks/Anti-spyware has also.
Hope you can take it a step at a time and
meet with the success that many are
when making the change.
Edited by phawgg, 09 February 2005 - 06:17 PM.