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    Only african to own a PC! Cider's Avatar
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    Update to Sp2

    i have sp1 and i play alot of games online. single user Pc. Should i update to sp2 or isnt it better. please tell me the implications of updating and advantages etc.

    Thanks for your time.

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    Well, I am sure that there is a lot of stuff on the Microsoft site extolling the virtues of SP2

    It does provide significant security enhancements but there is a slight possibility of problems with some hardware configurations (some AMD systems I seem to recall?)

    I think that the main issue is that come August (I think?) you will have no choice. If you want further updates you will HAVE to be on SP2, at least that is what I have read that Microsoft's intentions are.

    Cheers

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    [i] I think that the main issue is that come August (I think?) you will have no choice.
    Blocking mechanism for SP2 to expire April 12, 2005.
    ZT3000
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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Here is the MS "official" spiel:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/default.mspx

    This is what I was referring to:

    http://www.betanews.com/article/Wind...oms/1109447927

    ZT3000

    Is quite correct..............I had got the months the wrong way round..........it is August to April, not the other way round

    I guess that makes my suggestion that your question is academic even more pertinent?

    Good luck with your upgrade...............and keep an eye on the firewall that ships with SP2, it may interfere with your current arrangements and is probably not as good?

    Cheers

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    If it ain't broke , don't fix it. Updates always break something,
    like a bull in a china shop. Wait until a new version of the OS is released
    and install it.

    Personally, I think we should bring back DOS 5.00. So what if it didn't
    have internet access, who needs that?

    If you got two computers, you could experiment with one
    and install SP2. Remember to back up any thing important
    to you. You may end up reinstalling Windows.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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