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Windows SP2

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burn1nh311

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I just want to see everyone's opinion on SP2 before I decide to download it or not. So rip it apart or praise it as god.
 

CopyLifted

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After installing sp2, Norton System works and Norton Firewall stopped working. I couldn't enable them at all. All I had to do though is unistall and re-install and everything worked great...so far. I also had to update Nero, but that's not a big deal.

I have only had sp2 for a couple of days though, so I have no idea what else M$ fucked up on my confuser. I'm sure others have had it longer and will chime in with their pros and cons of it. I am interested to hear what people think of it as well.
 

Jung

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i honestly don't see many improvements. we've been running it at work in a test domain for about a month and still have seen no reason to deploy it globally. i've been running it at home for abot 2 weeks, so far nothing has gone wrong yet. i use kaspersky corporate and a hardware firewall. here's my take on it, the windows firewall is still crap, the security center provides nothing more than easy access to the firewall and automatic updates and internet options, the new IE is still well IE (it's crap), and i have an annoying tray icon that i'll no doubt have to reg edit to remove.(since i choose not to use microsoft's methods of security:rolleyes: ) imo SP2 is nothing more a quick proof of advancement, after microsoft announced security would be a focus in future products. SP2 is nothing more than the 1st point in their "security timeline"(their 1st official attempt at a higher level of security. i'm running the network install btw, so i can't comment on the one released on windows update, althouhg i'm sure they're very similar.

p.s. i did find out that SP2 doesn't like radius or yahoo pager.

this is a list of known SP2 incompatablities:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=884130&product=windowsxpsp2
 

stoj

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My thoughts on SP2 are here. Despite being branded as the security SP, SP2 fails on many accounts. I suggest you read this and follow the suggestions after installing it. Or try installing an OS. :thumbsup:
 

BRiT

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No need to regedit out the tray icon. There's a setting on the update tool as to how it warns you and displays to the user. Just unselect show in system tray.

If you use P2P networks, then one will want to deploy the SP2 EventID 4226 tweak/fix: http://www.lvllord.de/.
 

Jung

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BRiT said:
No need to regedit out the tray icon. There's a setting on the update tool as to how it warns you and displays to the user. Just unselect show in system tray.[/url].
thanks, i haven't played with it much.

BRiT said:
If you use P2P networks, then one will want to deploy the SP2 EventID 4226 tweak/fix: http://www.lvllord.de/.
hasn't caused a problem with me yet, but i don't use kazaa and such. it doesn't seem effect torrents or irc :)
 

burn1nh311

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stoj said:
My thoughts on SP2 are here. Despite being branded as the security SP, SP2 fails on many accounts. I suggest you read this and follow the suggestions after installing it. Or try installing an OS. :thumbsup:
LOL!!! Nice one
 

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Put it on my box the other day, all I noticed was it changed my wifi icon, put a load more default links in my toolbar, and IE is still slow and shit.

Thank fuck all I use it for is games.

But it hasnt crashed, froze, bsod me yet so I'm happy.

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MaxPower

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burn1nh311 said:
I just want to see everyone's opinion on SP2 before I decide to download it or not. So rip it apart or praise it as god.
I would advise anyone to always wait at lease 2-3 weeks before installing any major update or service pack. Got to some of the Technology sites and see what the Buzz is first.

www.cnet.com
www.techrepublic.com
www.slashdot.com

and similar sites.
 

burn1nh311

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homework

Thank you everyone for the info. I have been doing my homework on it and reading up. I still can't make a decision on wether or not to install it.

:question:
 

Descent

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I don't run Windows XPenis. I run Server 2003 set up as a workstation OS. I have always been apalled at how stable XP is, but Server has never let me down.
 

Jung

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i'm just curious as to what the benefits of running 2k3 as a desktop are. i've used it extensively(not by choice) and can't say that i'd want or find the need/benefit form using it as a desktop. when it first came out, we got a sneak preview so to speak and i took it home and set up a domain(as well as in office testing), rolled gp, etc. but i was definately happy to get back to xp when i was done. granted this is pre-release and it still may have had bugs. for example i couldn't find an antivirus to run on it, more than a few games and other apps didn't like it. xp pro has never been anything but stable for me, the only bsod's i've gotten were random errors due to overclocking.
 

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</rant> said:
Put it on my box the other day, all I noticed was it changed my wifi icon, put a load more default links in my toolbar, and IE is still slow and shit.

Thank fuck all I use it for is games.

But it hasnt crashed, froze, bsod me yet so I'm happy.

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why the fuck are you still using IE anyway??? IE has started to be a target of script kiddies and they can get usernames and pws for supposedly secure sites, if you want a better browser go with mozilla firefox...down load it
here
 

Descent

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Ditto what Hypertron said. It's pretty pathetic how 90% of the browser market is dominated by Microsoft Idiot Exploiter.
 

Fire_ze_Missles

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Fuck Winblows, and get a real OS, like Linux. Ya know, one that isn't targeted by hackers, crackers, virus writers, and script kiddies around the world.
 

extremepilot

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Norton Internet Security stopped working. (Firewall)
Uninstalled, now it keeps bugging me with stop fucking massage
-No Firewall found
-no Antivirs installed
and I hate SP2...
 

Descent

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Simple Fix.

www.grisoft.com <---Download AVG Anti-Virus free edition (It's great, it's what I use)

www.zonealarm.com <----Download ZoneAlarms free firewal.

www.mozilla.org <----Download the Mozilla browser and say goodbye to porn/internet viruses.

Problem solved. It's not that hard to find good free software. Usually pay software like this sucks cock.
 
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