Have you had any problems with SP2?

Kaido

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Nearly time for a reinstall of XP Pro. I'm currently using SP1. Have you had any problems with SP2? Anything major to watch out for? I'm wondering if I should upgrade or not. Everything is pretty stable with SP1.
 

spyordie007

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See my post on this not too long ago:
http://forums.anandtech.com/me...4&threadid=1423345

It dropped quickly to the bottom of the list quickly because it wasnt a complaint :roll:

The vast majority of those out there who have installed SP2 havent had any issues. If you're planning a reinstall of the OS anyways it might be an ideal time to upgrade to SP2.

-Erik
 

Kaido

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thanks for the reference, Erik! Looks like I'll be putting SP2 on when I reinstall later this week :)
 

erikistired

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my only problem is i can't run freedom force. otherwise sp2 is running great on my 2 pcs.
 

Link19

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The best way to install XP SP2 is if you are reinstalling the OS. It works just fine on a clean install. However, I would disable DEP, the security center, and the Windows Firewall (if you are using a 3rd party firewall) first thing after a clean install before you install any applications or drivers. DEP has been a big compatibility problem for many apps and drivers with SP2 and I've heard it slows performance when software based DEP is used on systems that don't have a hardware DEP supported CPU. Only leave the Security center enabled if you absolutely have no idea what your doing when it comes to security. That's how I look at it anyway. I upgraded to SP2 just to have the core OS updated, bug fixes, and drivers updates. I didn't update to SP2 because of the new overly strict security BS it contains. Therefore, I disabled most of it.