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XP Sp1

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#1
Do I really need SP1?

I have Xp Home right now, running great. Why would I need Sp1?

Any thoughts would be much appreciated, thanks.

Heeter
 

chastity

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Staff member
Political User
#2
Well it fixes 120+ problems/flaws in the OS. Updates features and is generally an update that should be done as its provides all of the security fixes and stuff. But its up to u if u want to install it. I would suggest that u do.
 
#4
thanks yoyo.
I got this from it:
Q317751 MS Explorer.exe Process Uses Many CPU Cycles When Windows Is Idle

so the problem with my CPU usage is from XP not the processor itself!
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#5
Thanks for the replies!!

Will I be at MS's mercy like the XP corporate version once I install this SP1? Does anyone know if it packs spyware from MS like WMP? Thanks in advance. Sorry I am new with this SP1 thing, just been hearing alot of bad things from the corporate version.

Heeter
 

Jewelzz

OSNN Godlike Veteran
#6
Also from a front page story that ran on Aug 26th:

Microsoft has released details of the changes being made in Windows Product Activation (WPA) with WinXP Service Pack 1. As expected, SP1 will fail to install if either of "two well-known pirated product keys" has previously been used to activate the system, and such systems will also be denied access to Windows Update. But the changes will have a far wider impact than this, as Microsoft appears to be trying to cover all currently known holes in WPA security.
 
#7
sorry if off-topic: Jewelzz you talk about 2 known product-keys. I know 1 of them, the devils own FCKGW.... But what about the second key. Which key is that, how can i recognize that one.
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#8
Since my XP Home is a very legit version, my worries about getting Sp1 will be none. Sounds like I, prsonally, actually need it to fix some XP holes... Thanks for the input.

Heeter
 
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stuy_b

Guest
#9
Im using a legit XP Home too, so I can rest easy. But my system has never caused any problems, guess Im lucky.. or just too good!! lol ;)
 
#10
Originally posted by sboulema
sorry if off-topic: Jewelzz you talk about 2 known product-keys. I know 1 of them, the devils own FCKGW.... But what about the second key. Which key is that, how can i recognize that one.
Maybe it's yours! hehe! joking.
see this site http://www.windowsxp.nu/

the two keys FCW and the another one are known..you need to know the UNKNOWN cd keys that might not work!
 
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engel59

Guest
#11
Is there any spyware?
When I installed an earlier version of SP1, Ad-aware found a spyware program or link in my registry.
I don't remember what the program/link was.
I went into the registry and deleted it and that was that.
Will the final release have spyware?,I don't know, but I will be ready for it.
 
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Plexapotamus

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#12
Originally posted by sboulema
sorry if off-topic: Jewelzz you talk about 2 known product-keys. I know 1 of them, the devils own FCKGW.... But what about the second key. Which key is that, how can i recognize that one.
damn, thats the one I have...

 

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