I'm glad the reboot allowed the installation to be a successful one!
It really does improve winXP significantly, despite the problems reported.
(much ado about nuthin', if software doesn't work in SP2, it needs to be replaced with some that does or a patch from that sodtware company that will allow it to needs to be downloaded, IMHO)
she created a system restore point beforehand.
Just a note:
I've found that system restore point will be set automatically by the SP2.
I've found simply disabling system restore ahead of the installation has
given me good results.
I based the thought of trying it that way on two premises:
1. Nothing remains exactly the same after the extensive modifications SP2 does
to the winXP OS.
If you are current with ALL critical updates to SP1,
the changes aren't as drastic as if when updating directly from NO ServicePack,
as in a fresh install from one of the original winXP upgrade CDs.
2. System Restore is by default enacted at SP2 installation,
so why bother with setting one up ahead of it.
Why even have it on?
After the install I wouldn't likely try to
restore to any point prior to the SP2 one,
because that would seem to invite trouble.
It worked for me,
and I'd had problems when I left it on,
the first time I installed a SP2 beta version
(network administrator) prior to full release.
Edited by phawgg, 15 March 2005 - 05:56 PM.