Fix Windows XP SP2 Installation Woes Plus, patch serious security holes in Windows and Internet Explorer
Stuart J. Johnston From the January 2005 issue of PC World magazine Posted Monday, November 22, 2004 Lots of folks who have installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 have run into an annoying glitch that causes their PCs to restart repeatedly. Microsoft has a patch to fix the problem, which arises from a conflict between SP2's installation program and an adware application that is lurking on many PC users' hard disks. Many people may not realize that the adware, Total Velocity's T.V. Media, is on their system. T.V. Media displays ads in Internet Explorer in exchange for letting you download and use a search toolbar, a memory meter, and speed enhancement programs for dial-up Web browsing. You get to use the software for free as long as you watch the ads. But if you install SP2 with T.V. Media present, your PC gets caught in a maddening cycle of constant restarts. Avoid the aggravation and fix the problem before upgrading to SP2. Pick up Microsoft's patch....
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