Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Leo, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. You did not mention anything about what didn't work after you installed SP2.
    I have installed SP2 on 100's of machines with meausrable differences in
    hardware and software with only two that didn't like it. These two were very
    similar configurations in regards to software and I haven't had time to
    research the problem. The problem being ie and Outlook terminate immediately
    after starting to open - The 3rd party software didn't complain.
    Now I must admit most of these installs were pushed out by a group policy
    which was preconfigured to turn off the Security Service & Firewall. In the
    real world we have already taken steps to protect our environments.
    systemConsultant, Oct 19, 2004
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  2. Leo

    Monty Guest


    I have something that didn't work....... I have an Iomega 100 zip connected
    by USB. After installing SP2 the Iomega Active Disk software would not
    recognize any disk that had password protection. It would prompt as what to
    do with any disk inserted that was NOT password protected.

    I have tried this twice. I have now "restored" to an earlier time today and
    I am going to remove the password protection from any of my disks and then
    re-install SP2 and see how it acts after I "password protect" a disk AFTER
    installation of PS2.

    Have anyone else observed this?
    Monty, Oct 20, 2004
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  3. Tried installing a newer version of the Iomega software obtained form their

    Does this sound about right?
    Shenan Stanley, Oct 20, 2004
  4. Leo

    Monty Guest


    One of the first things that I checked was my Iomega software updates and
    according to the website, I have the most up-to-date that their is.

    Keep in mind that the disks that I had problems with were password protected
    BEFORE the installation of SP2.

    I have backed up and removed the password protection from the disks, but
    have not finished testing to see if by placing password protection AFTER the
    installation of SP2 that they will once again work properly. I will post
    results after I have a chance to test it.
    Monty, Oct 20, 2004
  5. Leo

    Jim V. Guest

    Jim V., Oct 21, 2004
  6. There's been alot of 'good and bad hype' via SP2 ~ XP. I'd recommend using
    SP2 if you "need" it. Remember sp2 for NT4 server and workstation? It's
    made me re-think SP(s) installs everytime I have to install one.

    quixotic phantom, Oct 21, 2004
  7. why are you supporting their ill conceived upgrades for free?


    David M Wicker
    David M Wicker, Nov 3, 2004
  8. "ill conceived" is a matter of opinion...unless you can prove it to be
    a fact.

    As for free? Why does anyone volunteer in various ways?
    Just because volunteering is something foreign to you do not make
    another mistake by believing others should think as you.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Nov 3, 2004
  9. Leo

    Monty Guest

    I had an issue with my "Ioware" after installing Microsoft Service Pack 2
    (SP2) in Windows XP inviroment in that it would NOT recognize "write
    protected" disks.

    I did NOT get a prompt to "un-protect" and trying to access "un-protect"
    from "My Computer" would cause "My Computer" to become un-responsive.

    Only "write protected" disks were affected. It also caused these disks NOT
    to eject.
    I had to "restore" to a previous time to "un-protect these disks.

    I had then lastest update from Iomega = ioware-w32-x86-402.exe and even
    Re-installed it again AFTER I started having problems after the SP2

    Today I contacted Iomega support. The answer from them is that "write
    protection" on Iomega zips will NOT currently work reliably with SP2 and to
    watch for an update from them on this issue!

    Monty, Nov 4, 2004
  10. Leo

    c300331 Guest

    Well, it certainly wasn't "flawless" here.
    Machine boots much slower with a few other new quirks but the real killer is
    I'm constantly seeing "Explorer had a problem and must close." It happens
    randomly but far too often - even happens just running the mouse over .MPG
    file filenames.
    The reason I'm here is because I went to uninstall it but get the message:
    "UPnP User Interface and Windows XP Hotfix KB834707" may not run correctly
    if SP2 is uninstalled. (!)
    That's just great! Now what do I do?
    c300331, Nov 4, 2004
  11. Jupiter Jones [MVP], Nov 4, 2004
  12. Hi

    At least for Hotfix KB834707, after uninstalling SP2, download
    and install KB834707 from here:
    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Nov 4, 2004
  13. Leo

    Mr. Kriegar Guest

    I would have thought that an intelligent and well thought out reply to the
    post might have contained such items as:
    1. What problems are/have you encountered?
    2. How may I help?
    ...particularly with someone posting with an "MVP" following their name.
    Those responses might prove helpful.
    Mr. Kriegar, May 21, 2005
  14. From all the responses that I read in regards to Meg's initial posting "not
    to install SP2", I totally understand why she wonders why install this
    update. I have installed SP2 several times, and have had problems with my
    system slowing down to worse than a turtle's pace. There are always "bugs"
    that can't be anticipated until it's being used, so I am being patient here.
    But I am at my wit's end with SP2 at this point because I also have had
    numerous problems since the installation.
    Betty and Bob Frost, Jul 21, 2005
  15. Leo

    fuku Guest

    I spent 15 hours per day, for 6 days trying to install Windows XP, then
    foolishly and repetitively installing SP2. I used different computers, every
    one failed.

    I could not even get into safe mode at all after upgrading to SP2. Never,
    under an circumstances, install SP2, unless you have at least 50 hours to

    What a frustrating experience. Fdisk, format, install XP, download SP2,
    failure to boot, even to safe mode.

    Start the process again.

    fuku, Jul 21, 2005
  16. "NEVER" is an extremely strong statement.
    Usually when "NEVER" is used the statement is false, this is an example.

    Myself and a great many others have no problems related to SP-2.

    Your problems with SP-2 are yours and not necessarily indicative of others.

    Have you verified with the software manufacturers all your software is
    compatible with SP-2?
    Have you verified with the hardware manufacturers all your hardware is
    compatible with SP-2?

    Also see:
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 21, 2005
  17. Leo

    PA Bear Guest

    References you may find helpful:

    Installing WinXP SP2;ln;xpsp2getinstall

    The hard disk space requirements for Windows XP Service Pack 2

    What to Know Before Downloading/Installing SP2

    Installing SP2 Step-by-Step;[ln];xpsp2insthowto

    Troubleshooting Your Installation;[ln];xpsp2insttshoot

    WinXP SP2 FAQ: What to do after installing SP2;ln;xpsp2installed

    Service Pack (any) Installation Checklist (MVP Jupiter Jones)

    WinXP SP2-specific Page (MVP Jupiter Jones)
    PA Bear, Jul 21, 2005
  18. Leo

    Opinicus Guest

    Opinicus, Jul 21, 2005
  19. Leo

    NoNoBadDog! Guest

    If you spent 90 hours (15 X 6) trying to install Windows, then you hold the
    world record. You are an idiot. Separate your computer into it's separate
    components, box them up, and return them to the store you bought them at.
    You are too stupid to own a computer. A complete re-installation of Windows
    Xp should take no more than 2 or three hours *AT MOST*. You should go back
    to the crayons and coloring books...they are more in line with your
    (complete lack of) abilities.

    Do you realize that the vast majority of people that have Windows XP
    installed on their computers have installed SP2 with *NO ISSUES WHATSOEVER*?
    Just because you are too stupid to get it to install does not mean that the
    rest of the world is as stupid as you are. You should just STFU. You have
    no clue!

    NoNoBadDog!, Jul 22, 2005
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