Windows XP SP2 - Front Page News.. thoughts?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kr0m, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Kr0m

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    I just read the info posted on the front page by PC World about XP SP2.
    This a much needed service pack for XP users although I think they took their sweet time in including some of the updates listed. You'd think they would have had a decent firewall, popup blocker, OE security related updates already implemented in XP when it first went retail.
     
  2. dubstar

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    isnt it still in beta?
     
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  4. Sazar

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    I tried out sp2.. it sucks.. :)

    unless you absolutely must have a try @ it... don't bother till it goes final... the beta has bugs out the wazoo... the activeX reminder pop-up box in and of itself was the pits...

    performance also slows down across the board or so it seems...
     
  5. iowaboy

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    I have installed winxpsp2, home and pro, on 4 different computers. Even the wifes junky hp just for giggles to see how it would do. All the computers work like a million bucks. Yes I am a beta tester for sp2. I have found it to be a very good service pack and will advice others to install it when it becomes available.
     
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    sounds like SP2 is just a better firewall... wooptie doo
     
  7. Electronic Punk

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    I tired it then I reformatted.
    Don't get me wrong it has great potential, but as a beta tester, don't I actually need something less buggy to test before it's spring release?
     
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    i hope they just put it out, but do 1 thing at a time.. put out the Sp2, change the way files are organized or whatever they're doing.. add the firewall bonus later, add the blah blah and the yack yack later... and so on and so forth. ("worst post ever" - comic book guy *simpsons*)
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Beta testers are meant to find and report bugs.
     
  10. Electronic Punk

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    Yeah, but hotfixes are supposed to be released on the fly to fix the mentioned bugs.
     
  11. Electronic Punk

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    I am havin real trouble downloading the RC1, I am a beta tester, but the MS download application doesn't let me :(
     
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  13. Electronic Punk

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    Nah, I wanted the express installer. It's less than a meg, and then it grabs everything else.
     
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