Recommendation: Do NOT install SP2 at this time.

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by David Cook, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. David Cook

    jimbo Guest

    Wait a minute, you say "SP2 has undergone extensive testing on hundreds of
    thousands of computers. It is a solid, secure product."

    But at the end you direct people to a link for troubleshooting?

    IMHO if there is still a need for troubleshooting, the SP2 should have
    stayed shelved, just as other premature releases, I will go back and
    reinstall SP1, it will work fine as before and I must say Mr, Cook's point
    seems a bit more valid than yours given windows previous history of premature

    Sorry guys, but AMF . back to the old basic

    jimbo, Aug 29, 2004
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  2. David Cook

    Serenity Guest

    I'm not laughing at you I'm laughing at your (hey ___ comment)
    I'm sorry for all of your troubles and you have every right to be pi$$ed
    Serenity, Aug 29, 2004
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  3. David Cook

    jimbo Guest

    Taken right from your troubleshooting post!!! read on mr. MVP

    "One example is the 0xC0000135 error saying that winsrv is missing. No
    specific cause or workaround is known, so the only general way out is a
    repair installation of Windows XP, followed by applying Service Pack 2 again.

    But read this entire chapter first, just in case your particular cause is
    described later."

    Nothing later was discussed, I have reloaded XP and SP2 3 times, going on 4,
    BUT I insure you I WILL NOT add SP2 this time. like you said cancel all your
    insurance, nothing bad has happened ......yet, well something bad has
    happened and I have spent a whole day, and yes it is only one of several, but
    so far no fixes, AND IF IT ANIT BROKE, DON'T FIX IT. there are other virus
    and firewall programs that DO work. what a joke AGAIN.

    jimbo, Aug 29, 2004
  4. David Cook

    Alias Guest

    You can get beaties using Mozilla/Firefox/Opera. Don't think you're bullet
    proof because you use them instead of IE. Spywareblaster and Spybot, Search
    and Destroy don't cover Mozilla just for grins, you know.

    Alias, Aug 29, 2004
  5. David Cook

    jimbo Guest

    Serenity, I like the lol, should have been lmfao actually, he he
    What a bear, and by the way, the pop up blocker only blocks popups when you
    need them, all the Microsoft ones are let through, what a joke, Gates needs
    to be lashed.

    I am going back to SP1 on all for now, and my old pop up tool, it worked

    My network seeking (LAN) isw twice as slow with SP2.

    Thanks for the humor, i hope I do not anger well I guess I don't really care
    about that either he he
    jimbo, Aug 29, 2004
  6. David Cook

    jimbo Guest

    Actually, under the lemon law, due to recall on vehicle and inability to fix
    after 3 attempts, you DO get a new vehicle, I did on a 1989 Thunderbird Super

    b.t.w. I am not sure if you are she or he as mentioned in other post, and I
    am sorry I was flaming last night, but 8 reinstalls of XP, and SP2 still will
    not work on 1 of 8 computers, and my network seeking (LAN) has slowed to 1/2
    speed, so I am just not a happy camper at this moment. this is a lot of time
    wasted on setup, that could be used working or gaming.

    I must admit that XP is the next best thing to Win 3.1, but it still has a
    few flaws here and there, and I make my living working with a computer as
    well as building custom PC's for many of my clients, so I am facing a monitor
    more than 2/3 of my life, know what I mean?
    jimbo, Aug 29, 2004
  7. David Cook

    jimbo Guest

    VERY well said David, I actually put up an apology for my flaming attitude
    last night, but after 8 reinstalls, 7 then SP2, then still will not restart,
    my #8 is SP1, and all updates BUT SP2, ya know.
    jimbo, Aug 29, 2004
  8. David Cook

    jimbo Guest

    Bob, I can tell you the firewall in SP2 is very easy, so far, as we have to
    use it at work (SP2) I mean, but the pop up blocker sucks, even on high I get
    pop ups, but only the one microsoft want you to get. I bet it is a $$ thing,
    ya think. he he
    jimbo, Aug 29, 2004
  9. David Cook

    jimbo Guest

    Alias, try AdAware with AdWatch vs. 6, it works on EVERYTHING, so far from my
    end, i have used them for almost a year now, and it also helps with pop ups,
    he he

    jimbo, Aug 29, 2004
  10. David Cook

    Alias Guest

    I use AdAware SE and my Mozilla has pop up protection. I have the Google bar
    doing it on IE. I also have Spywareblaster and Spyware Guard.

    Alias, Aug 29, 2004
  11. David Cook

    Max Burke Guest

    jimbo scribbled:
    So you make your living from working with computers and you CANT install an
    OS update without problems????????

    I DONT make my living from working with computers and I CAN install OS
    updates without problems.

    Want to swap jobs? ;-)
    Max Burke, Aug 29, 2004
  12. David Cook

    Guest Guest

    Everybody listen to this it's so true! Microsoft really
    screwed up this time. I was one of the unlucky ones. My
    pc wouldn't boot up, not even in safe mode after the XP
    sp2 was installed. The only way was to reinstall the OS,
    Then the drivers had to be installed over again, not an
    easy task. I'm still trying to figure out how to install
    the driver for the ethernet controllers.
    router/firewall/accesspoint, etc.]
    Guest, Aug 30, 2004
  13. David Cook

    Mal Osborne Guest

    Related, yes, but caused by an oversight or bug in SP2, probably not. I
    would guess that this PC had a somewhat marginal HDD subsystem, & installing
    SP2 was enough to bring it to the fore.
    Mal Osborne, Sep 4, 2004
  14. David Cook

    Chris Guest

    Hello All,

    I know that this is really late, but thought I would give my 2 cents anyway.
    I installed SP2 as soon as it came out. I had no problems at all. I'm not
    denying that people do have problems with SP2, but think of the 1000s of
    different configurations on peoples systems with all the different
    applications out today. It would be nice if it didn't happen but it does.
    BTW, in case you are wondering I came across this thread looking for MFT
    issues on a 2k3 server. Which became corrupt without doing updates or
    installing new apps.

    Chris, Jan 7, 2005
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