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  1. #11
    i have had problems since sp2

  2. #12
    I have downloaded SP2 on three computers without incident. For those of you who are having problems, have you been able to uninstall SP2 successfully?

    PN

  3. #13
    I've put SP2 my three computers as well. No problems here. Keep in mind you may have to install updates to other software as well if it doesn't work with SP2.

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  4. #14
    I've had SP2 for a couple weeks. Didn't see any problems at first. Now the Quirks are starting to surface. HP photo and arcsoft have gone tits up!
    My wireless network has been taken over by MS aliens that always want to repair it for me before it will connect! Spybot S&D says I now have DSO exploits..registry changes in IE! I have a feeling there will be more.

    You ppl that are PC wizards, it's prolly no biggie to fix this stuff. If only they would write programs using real words instead of secret code, a layperson(idiot) might be able to figure out how to right the wrong!. But, then the wizards would be out of work. oh well.

    Bad day,cable out,no football,no nascar=pissed

    Do Mac users constantly have to patch their OS?

    DIGG.

  5. #15
    One theory: Try to remove all Spyware off your PC before you install Windows SP2. It is possible that Spyware may be causing these SP2 issues.

    Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004 KFI AM 640
    Judy in San Clemente - SP2 experience
    Four workstations. Installed it on all four. First three were fine. Fourth one lost all its hardware drivers. She uninstalled. Turns out the system was laden with spyware. When she removed the spyware the SP2 upgrade worked great and the computer is performing better than ever. Seems to confirm my hypothesis that it's undetected spyware that's causing some of these SP-2 problems.
    Leo Laporte

    Digger: I am not a Mac user, but I know that they don't have to deal with all the security issues that we do with Windows.

    I just want to make sure that this toll-free number for Microsoft Tech Suport is not overlooked.(Provided by Duddie Blue Eyes)

    To ALL, if you have any SP2 issues with your system after installing, Call MS at 1-888-772-4357, Free Call, and they will help you.

    Yes I work at MS.
    PN

  6. #16
    Thanks guys.
    Resolved most everthing by just taking the time to do a little digging and tweekin. Dumped a few programs, added some updates on others.

    When you get a new car, you just wanna turn the key and go for a drive. Not work on the damn thing every trip.

    Thanks again.

    DIGG.

  7. #17
    I loaded SP2, no problems so far. Luckily I had cleared out that plague of spyware first. When I got on this morning, Spysweeper informed me that like 40 different websites were eager to be included on my IE favorites list. WTF? Is this what SP2 will do for us? Is this what Digger meant about DSO exploits in the IE registry? (And why can't these people speak English?) It makes me feel like I've been sold out. I am trying to not take it personally, but sheesh.....

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    those having no problem with sp2, do you see any benefits?

  9. #19
    Originally posted by Betheny:

    I loaded SP2, no problems so far. Luckily I had cleared out that plague of spyware first. When I got on this morning, Spysweeper informed me that like 40 different websites were eager to be included on my IE favorites list. WTF? Is this what SP2 will do for us? Is this what Digger meant about DSO exploits in the IE registry?
    Hello Beth:

    I think that Spy Sweeper is giving you a warning and also asking you a question at the same time. I know that you are looking for English and instead you are getting "geek speak". If it does not look right, do not add the 40 different web sites to your Internet Explorer favorite list. I do not believe that Service Pack Two is causing these problems. I think this problem started with Kazaa along with the file sharing and downloading of pornography by your (typical) sons.

    You can try to update the Spy Sweeper "Definitions" and then run the program again. I also like Boosters suggestion about using Window Washer to clean out your Internet cache files along with your cookies.

    Run Spybot, download Adware, and this: http://www.webroot.com/wb/products/w...sher/index.php which has a free trial. Multiple ways of "cleaning" is the only way to go to prevent malware.
    I don't think you need to worry about DSO exploits.

    http://www.nsclean.com/dsostop.html

    Your computer has been through the "Dark Side" of the Internet and you may want to an online VirusScan.

    http://www.pandasoftware.com/actives..._principal.htm

    PN

  10. #20
    Friday, September 03, 2004
    The XP SP2 Deployment Saga Continues
    By Mary Jo Foley

    Hardware and software vendors, including Microsoft itself, are continuing to issue warnings and guidelines in an attempt to help users avoid Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) deployment problems. The latest? Microsoft is advising customers to do a system spyware scan before attempting to upgrade to SP2.
    Link

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