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Order Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 11:44 AM


As many of you know Windows XP Service Pack 2 has been released. Downloading this service pack can be take a long time if not impossible depending on your connection. Due to this Microsoft is offering the ability to get the XP2 CD shipped to you for free. For more information, click on the link below.


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Posted 31 August 2004 - 12:53 PM

You folks wanting to install sp2 or having issues may want to read this
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 884130

some of the programs effected:
AOL Toolbar
BitDefender
BitDefender AntiSpam
BlackICE
BootSkin
Command Antivirus
Encyclopedia Britannica 2000 Deluxe
eTrust EZ Armor
Freedom Force
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Live Motion
MapSend DirectRoute
MPEGcraft DVD
NBA LIVE 2000
NOD32
Norman Personal Firewall 1.4
Norton AntiVirus 2003
Norton SystemWorks 2003
Norton SystemWorks 2004
OmniPage Pro 11
Outpost Firewall 2.1
PaperPort Deluxe 8
Pinnacle Studio 9
Rational ClearCase 2003
Roboword Pro
Semagic 1.3.9.6
Style XP 2
Virtual PC 2004
VirusSecurity 2004
Window-Eyes Professional 4.2
WinRoute Pro 4.25
WordPerfect Office 11
Yahoo Instant Messenger 6
ZoneAlarm
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 01:14 PM

I got it free yesterday! I think podering brought this up on a post....I love it and have updates it! I dont see any changes though? :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 03:58 PM

:thumbsup: CGM3~ I don't know a lot about the SP2 but I did have a gander at my mom's. You should be able to see a new icon in your control panel called Security. Just my humble 2 cents there. Oh and I am waiting for my SP2 to come in the mail. I decided that to download it is silly because I have dial-up. Free in the mail works for me. :flowers:

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 04:50 PM

Even if you download SP2, seems to me it makes sense to also have a copy on CD for backup or for a friend in need, and it costs nothing.
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 11:14 PM

Even if you download SP2, seems to me it makes sense to also have a copy on CD for backup or for a friend in need, and it costs nothing.
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I,agree.
Can't ever have too many backups, in my opinion.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 11:14 PM

I agree entirely

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 02:38 PM

:trumpet: Could this be some sort of record? My SP2 came in the mail Saturday. I expected it to take at least a month. It took 10 days from the time I ordered it. OH BOY! This is really going to be fun. :thumbsup: Now I need to back up my hard drive and install it :inlove: . :flowers:

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 01:42 AM

Personally, I would like a copy of SP1 and all the rollups right before SP2 (minus the DRM "patch") on a CD.

SP2? *cough*

I'll eventually have no choice for some reason or other, but until then I am probably going to hold of as long as I can.

I have good reasons.... :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 03:42 PM

i've dl'ed my sp2 and the biggest change i've noticed is NO POP UPS.....well, glory be and hallelujah!!!! to allow secondary windows, all one must do is hold the control key....took all of a day to become habit. gee, i REALLY miss those pop ups!




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