Originally posted by craigmc Ok I've Just Installed XP SP1 and I thought I would make this post for people to give their thoughts and information on sp1 and its new features such as WMP 9 And Set Program Access and Defaults.
Are there any XP SP1 holdouts among you? I have all the recent security patches that are relevant to my machine. I use Outlook Express/Internet Explorer/MSN messenger and WMP so I don't feel the need to have the ability to uninstall those programs. I applied the IE sp1 but have so far resisted the SP1 since I haven't read anything that would compel me to believe I need it.
I have a legit (paid) version of XP home. I have all the recommended updates. Are there any really compelling reasons for me to install sp1 or am I being overly cautious?
I've got the file downloaded, but I'm also debating installing it. I installed sp3 on windows 2000, it seems to work pretty well. but enough about windows 2000, this is an XP forum only. I just have older computers that won't run XP very well.
I'll wait till more is known about the contents and M$-side FX of the SP. Since by far the most positive review I've read is "nothing bad has happened,,and all I got are some uninstall options" I don't see the absolute necessity of installing and taking the risk of the less positive reviews (can't find sites, slow as hell, drivers messed up).
The backdoor with the helpfile was known for some time, so that's covered here at least.
OK, I just had to do it...installed the slackpack anyway and it l-o-a-d-e-d and i-n-s-t-a-l-l-e-d veeeeerrryyyy slow BUT...after rebooting I had THE best performance gain ever after a MS "fix". This fix is a real fix, a shot of heroine for my box peeps, it runs WONDERFULLY!!
I dunno what the SP contained, but it seems to have done wonders for my sys performance.
Then again, I might wake up in a few hours and realize it was all a dream I had while waiting for the install to finish...