is windows XP SP2 safe?

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i've heard quite a lot of bad things about SP2. i heard ppl telling me to wait till microsoft fixes all the bugs before i dowload SP2. a computer in my office is already using SP2, no problems so far. so is SP2 now safe to download or do i really need to bother downloading it?

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Um... worked for me :\

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  • Oct 04, 2004

jackalx66

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so far so good
increase in security
no bad effect
still.............. ^_^'

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Personally I'd stick with SP1, I've heard too many bad things about SP2 to justify installing it. Plus I don't like the security center which keeps popping up every so often saying your software is not up to date.

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  • Oct 04, 2004

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Works good for me as well. Now, what I dont recommend yet is the 64bit Windows.

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Tokayla

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sp2 .. has caused some problems .. and its annoying if you had already fixed the security problems with windows.

i would aviod it as its not much more secure then sp1 and it changes a large portion of windows.

so far ive only had 3-4 explorer related problems with it and one that even forced me to shut the machine down.

its worth the risk though if your machine isn't secure at all at the moment ( firewall .. virus scanner.. router? .. and using firefox ) as it does make some .. small fixes to securtiy. even if that just involves nagging you >_>

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  • Oct 05, 2004
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SP2 is fine except for the stupid firewall icon on your taskbar...had to get rid of that but besides that nothing else has changed...."yet"

  • Oct 05, 2004
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I consider it a good security update and recommend installing it. I have not noticed any problem besides resetting some settings (like the builit-in firewall).

  • Oct 07, 2004

sanmadjack

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Well, I, the Linux fanatic, installed SP2 onto some XP machines, and I've found the new firewall easier to use, obviously the security fixes are needed, even if not sufficient, and the security center thing ain't so bad, it hasn't been intrusive on any of my test runs. Overall, I find it okay, seeing as it's pretty much all the updates for XP in one package. None of the programs I run on Windows (which is ONLY video games that don't run under Linux) have ceased to function, although my custom boot-up logo need to be upgarded in oreder to work.

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sp2 does do some things for windows... I'd recomend it simply because you are going find all support is oriented to it from here on out. However i would recomend being prepared when you do install it - especially if you have a laptop.

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  • Oct 07, 2004
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It is a risk, just as any Windows service pack is, if you can't take the risk, don't install, I haven't about to convert to linux

  • Oct 07, 2004

Katzbalger

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How ironic.. just a few days after I post an OS Tan wallpaper, my computer gets done over!

I get home today to find my dad had installed the service pack that I was a bit suspicious about. Surely enough, my instincts were correct! There was a bizzare new security feature that had a habit of saying "update ME" every ten minutes. Style XP refused to work, so I lost my windows skin. Winwall wouldn't dock in the taskbar. And copying items from a CD caused the system to lock up! And what do you know, it was the second service pack!

Thank God for system restore!

jackalx66

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bout the style xp....same with me...
just download the newest to fix it..

the update can be held by 'notify me, don't download'

and make sure ur comp have firewall and antivirus to stop the habbit...

*hope it help u?*

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seems like most of you do have problems with sp2. if i have a constantly updated antivirus and a personal firewall software, i dont really need sp2 rite? rite?

exentric

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I'm using SP2
no problem so far. ^.^

Katzbalger

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Quote by jackalx66bout the style xp....same with me...
just download the newest to fix it..

the update can be held by 'notify me, don't download'

and make sure ur comp have firewall and antivirus to stop the habbit...

*hope it help u?*

I've already System Restored, and I'm staying away from that evil... evil pack.

Quote by asukseems like most of you do have problems with sp2. if i have a
constantly updated antivirus and a personal firewall software, i dont
really need sp2 rite? rite?

To me, it seems that the SP2 is a waste of time. You seem about right anyway, seeing as that's all SP2 seems to do anyway.

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heh... i still got the damn windows update thing comin' up everytime i log on to windows.... it asks me if i wanna install SP2, and i never click it... heh ^_^'

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It works ;P

  • Oct 15, 2004

ShindouShuichi

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Well, I got a new laptop, and it didn't make much of a difference. I guess downloading the XP S2 Package is alright...

Jim3535

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From everything I have seen and heard: You are 100% sure to be ok with a clean install of windows. If you install on an existing install, then it is still unlikely you will run into problems. The early versions/betas were horrible though.

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reiayanami

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i wanna update my com to use SP2 but, many of my friend say it is not really good, i prefer sp 1, cuz sp 2 is new product, so we not known it well, but all is up to u ^_^

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Jim3535

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Oh, I forgot to mention. SP2 will covertly install Windows Media Player 9. I was rather dissatisfied with that.

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As stated in a previous post concerning SP2, Microsoft's new release points them into the right direction.
All they have to do now is walk it, but we probably won't see it manifest until Longhorn comes out.

Many of the incompatibility problems with SP2 with commercial products have already been patched.
And if you don’t like the new Security Section, you can easy disable it and the firewall if you already have one, through services.msc.

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  • Oct 16, 2004

RahXephon

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You can disable the popups about your outdated software and stuff. SP2 is well worth it in my opinion.

  • Oct 16, 2004

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