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Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:12 PM
Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:33 PM
Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:56 PM
I don't even like applying sp2 to a clean install of xp and doing it over the internet is another problem, you could download the admin install of sp2, burn to cd and install that way
As long as you turn on the xp firewall you should be safe putting xpsp1 on the internet if you only go to a microsoft site
The last thing I would do is install a bunch of protection programs that might bork the upgrade to sp2
If you have a decent nat firewall in your router that's even safer
Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:02 AM
Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:33 AM
Yeah, me too - I was trying to remember whether that was sp2 stuff... I stayed clear of XP for so long that sp2 was already pretty much standard by the time I broke down and bought an XP box... I'm not 100% sure I've ever even looked at the cp of an sp1 box, anyway.
all that good stuff was instituted with sp2, the firewall is still there, you just have to turn it on when you find it
I hate to laugh but it's been years since I went thru this
One of the things that borks sp2 upgrades were the cruddy drivers used for sp1, I have had more problems applying sp1 drivers over the top of sp2 than anything, because I didn't take the time to look in device manager and investigate dates
Posted 09 March 2008 - 08:15 AM
Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:46 PM
I looked around a bit on the nVidia site, but couldn't tell which (if any) of the 17" widescreen notebook sets would be the right one... so I just went ahead with it. So far, so good. All the current sp2 ++++ stuff seems to be installed and good, avg and sd installed and checked, firefox, tbird, and open office installed and updated and looking 5x5...
SP2 will bork over 2 things (basically) - malware and incompatible drivers.
If the compatible drivers have been withdrawn from the manufacturer's website - it's usually easiest to go to the hardware manufacturer's website to check for them (which is particularly true for video drivers).
Posted 09 March 2008 - 07:41 PM
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