XP SP1 ---> Should I Install it?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Cannibal Corpse, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. Dear All,
    After hearing the problems with installing XP's SP1, I am having second thoughts about installing it on my brand new built system (mentioned earlier in another thread)

    Should I go for it? What about IE 6.0 SP1? Will it cause problem also?

    P4 2.4B GHz
    Abit IT7-MAX2
    1GB DDR 2700 (Mushkin)
    PNY GeForce4 Ti 4600
    TWO Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM HDDs (160GB Total)
    Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer
    Antec Preformance Series 430W Case
    Natural Multimedia KeyBoard
    'Special Edition' IntelliMouse Optical (cool Silver finish)
    SCSI UltraPlex (Reader) - SCSI PlexWriter (Burner)
    IDE Toshiba DVD-ROM (Multi Region)

  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Your work area is too clean. Install sp1 & it will fix that right up.

    ps sp1 hasn't given me any grief.
  3. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    Well I would say install it before you do too much tweaking to your system and before you have too many installed programs. I remember somebody on here suggested that the best way to install the XPSP was to do after a clean install of the OS.
    Well that is my opinion
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  5. laptop

    laptop Guest

    Cannibal Corpse, if you install the SP, let us know how
    it worked for you, I'm still undecided since I read
    more posts saying it messed things up.

    BTW Cannibal Corpse, did you save the original boxes
    for all your electronic equipment? In a move it comes
    in real handy to pack up the rack system. I can tell
    you don't live in "earthquake country" as your stereo
    is piled up on your speaker. :D
  6. Yes, I ran out of space :D
  7. rjack22

    rjack22 Guest

    Installing SP1

    Even though a lot of people are posting here that they have experienced problems after installing SP1, don't you think that really they are in the minority?

    You just don't hear from the people who have haven't had any problems. For every person that has had problems there are probably many many more who have not but you just don't hear from them.

    Just plan for the worst before you begin. Create a restore point, backup your system if possible, and most importantly opt for the archiving of files for the uninstall option when you run the SP1 update. This is extremely important if you want to be able to uninstall it! Yes, it takes up space on your hard drive, but later after you are satisfied that things are running okay you can delete it.
  8. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    I wouldn't do it. Although some Windows updates are useful, others have at times, proved to trash a lot of things; why, I don't know, maybe software conflicts, whatever. My Windows XP Pro runs just fine at the state it is right now, without Service Pack1. If you have problems...maybe you should install it. I would create a system restore point, and back stuff up. Really back stuff up. Better yet, instead of using a system restore point, that sometimes does not work, use Roxio's Goback, that's rather handy I would say. Good Luck :)
  9. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

    Santa Clara, CA
    You like to show off dont you? :p
  10. laptop

    laptop Guest

    What are the "cons" for not installing the SP ? I took the
    xp-dite patch from www.grc.com and have been taking all the
    hot patches from microsoft. Both my PC's have been fine
    and I also enjoy completely uninstalling programs that came
    with the two computers that I hear you can't do once you
    take the SP.

    I'm scared to take the SP, LOL I hate computer problems. :)
  11. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

    YES, it will COMPLETLY RUIN your system, and you will have to go buy another one :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    What did you expect anyones answer to be? no?

    If you even have to ask this question, you should be running MSDOS 6.5....

    Move this thread to the Jokes forum

    Thread Closed
  12. U2Penn

    U2Penn U2Penn

    In the mire.
    i installed SP1 and haven't had any problems yet. *cross' fingers**