Anybody try xpsp2?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by syllinx, Nov 6, 2003.

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  1. syllinx

    syllinx OSNN Junior Addict

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    Anybody try the xpsp2 service pack out on the web? I am about to be a fool and try it tomorrow hope it dont crash my system.
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    My guess is it will. Why would you want to install it? M$ has a hard enough time with the products they officially release/
     
  3. Bronx Bomber

    Bronx Bomber Guest

    give it a try, it might be cool.
     
  4. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    hmmm, i visited the windows update site the other day and didn't see it there.

    are you sure it's official? i'd give a word of caution - create a restore point and archive the sp2 files. ;)
     
  5. Leevoy

    Leevoy Guest

    The one I downloaded was fake.

    Installed o.k., didn't have any noticable problems. Left some rubbish after uninstall, but returned my system to it's state prior to install of xpsp2.
    It left the version number on desktop which was a pain to get rid of, was given a couple of ideas by users here which worked.

    I think it contains most of the updates you should already have upto date by now. Most of them are listed in add/remove programs sextion and they start with (SP2).

    When in doubt leave it out.
     
  6. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    when its in the update list, download it, they dont release it cus its fubar still ;)
     
  7. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    yes and it sux just like sp1 does ,, nothing but a bug house crash machine ..
     
  8. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    I had build 1216 installed, but there were no important things. I removed it, because Windows Update refused to work correctly because of SP2 and now I am left with an annoying watermark in the right-bottom of my screen :angry: (btw Leevoy, how did you remove it?) and StlyeXP thinks it is installed on an unsupported function of Windows :(
     
  9. syllinx

    syllinx OSNN Junior Addict

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    Xpsp2 installed. so far so fine.

    So far everything is working perfect. I'll post when it crashes lol.
     
  10. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    The beta SP2 doesn't add anything like SP1 did. It's just kind of a patch rollup.

    For in-depth info on SP2, including how to remove "For testing purposes only", check Flexbeta.
     
  11. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I will personally wait until after the official release.
     
  12. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    Thanks for the link ;)
     
  13. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    I'm waiting for the official release. There's no point in beta testing unofficial releases. You're just making your system open for anything. Not saying it will happen, but it can.
     
  14. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    I'm waiting until 2 weeks after the official release.....
     
  15. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    The official release of SP2 is expected to be early spring 2004 as far as i know.
     
  16. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    As everyone has already pointed out, installing a beta version of a service pack pretty much defeats it's purpose.
    I'm not in a hurry. System is running smoothly as it is. :)
     
  17. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Possibly the best way to do it :)
     
  18. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I didn't install sp1 for months, till it was a security issue not to install it.

    when I finally installed sp1, I wasn't happy, but it was fine

    anyway, I'm planning on the same strategy with sp2
     
  19. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Always install the Service Packs tout suite upon OFFICIAL release. M$ doesn't spend all that time on them for no reason, they fix numerous bugs. click me for proof I know you always want a MSKB article Perris :p
     
  20. Leevoy

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    I uninstalled it via add/remove applet in control panel.

    I always archive files, makes it easier to uninstall.