WindowsXP SP2 Final Released. To install or not to install ?

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Post by |darc| » Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:43 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Hurricane Hasney? wrote:It's up on questionable sites and it is the final version, so I dunno why MS havn't got it up yet...
Who knows?
That's a review of a release candidate :roll:
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Post by nakamichi » Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:58 pm

The link on the Majorgeeks site is linking directly to Microsoft.
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Post by nakamichi » Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:00 pm

I got it yesterday,the minute it was released.
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Post by |darc| » Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:41 pm

I decided to install SP2 on my dad's laptop, but after it was installed I realized I was using the Slate custom theme on there before, and the SP2, like SP1, has a new version of uxtheme.dll that has to be patched to use custom themes. Luckily I found a hacked one already:

http://news.aussieparadise.com.au/image ... 0.2180.rar

That should work fine on the final build of SP2.
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Post by nakamichi » Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:50 pm

I did a slipstream of my XP Pro SP1 and upgraded it to a WinXP Pro SP2 install CD :)
Now I can do a clean install.................................in a couple of months,not now :)
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Post by SinTex » Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:29 pm

Reasons not to install it:

Teething troubles hit Windows XP SP2
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17774

The problem with Windows XP SP2
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17782
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Post by perry » Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:42 pm

nakamichi wrote:I got it yesterday,the minute it was released.
Do you just sit around waiting for things to get released so you can download em straight away ?
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Post by Dew » Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:14 pm

Ever seen this slipstream method?

http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action ... article=49

I want to slipstream some stuff to my XP CD so that's why I asked.
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Post by melancholy » Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:34 am

Sin-Tex wrote:Reasons not to install it:

Teething troubles hit Windows XP SP2
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17774

The problem with Windows XP SP2
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17782
A max of 10 connections? Those Bittorrent people aren't going to like that.
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Post by |darc| » Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:40 am

melancholy wrote:
Sin-Tex wrote:Reasons not to install it:

Teething troubles hit Windows XP SP2
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17774

The problem with Windows XP SP2
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17782
A max of 10 connections? Those Bittorrent people aren't going to like that.
Theres like a 20-port range for BitTorrent. Should be enough ports for it to work fine.
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Post by Gmc » Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:05 am

melancholy wrote:
Sin-Tex wrote:Reasons not to install it:

Teething troubles hit Windows XP SP2
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17774

The problem with Windows XP SP2
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17782
A max of 10 connections? Those Bittorrent people aren't going to like that.
Yes they are seeing as it takes 2 seconds to fix: http://www.lvllord.de/index2.htm
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Post by nakamichi » Wed Aug 11, 2004 9:16 am

I knew the exact date of the final release days before,was expecting it that day,and it was released right on time :)

If you say it's that bad to install SP2,I'll wait a while so they release a set of more patches or a SP3 then :)
I'll use thr good ol' Win98SE with the Unofficial Service Pack 1.5 until then :)
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Post by Roofus » Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:26 pm

Dew wrote:Ever seen this slipstream method?

http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action ... article=49

I want to slipstream some stuff to my XP CD so that's why I asked.
I used these two guides to do it:

http://www.thetechguide.com/articles/slipstream.html

http://www.thetechguide.com/win2kbootcd/

They're meant for Win2k but they also work for XP. There's some other handy guides on that site too.
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Post by Dew » Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:41 pm

If you say it's that bad to install SP2,I'll wait a while so they release a set of more patches or a SP3 then :)
I'll use thr good ol' Win98SE with the Unofficial Service Pack 1.5 until then :)
That's what I'm on, mainly for the low memory usage and dos support, but I want to switch back to XP since I can't get steam to work on 98SE (It just crashes.) On XP it doesn't give me any trouble, but then again that was months ago, back when I had a PII 350 (I know XP on a PII is odd, but it really isn't THAT bad.)

By the way, in my searches, I found another very handy website.

http://unattended.msfn.org/
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