Service Pack 2 is very unstable

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Laurence, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Laurence

    Laurence Guest

    I do have 2 computers and decided to install SP2 this weekend, disregarding
    the warning I got from friends and acquaintance (Out of 10 users that
    installed or attempted to install SP2, 4 faced significant issues that leaded
    to system failure). The results of my attempts can be summed up as follows:
    1. My desk top computer at to be rebooted from disk and restored to a pre
    SP2 date... Windows was just not starting!
    2. My laptop computer showed repeat "windows install" boxes each time it is
    started up and my modem has since then failed (May not be related?). As a
    result I have also had to restore my laptop to a pre SP2 date.

    Conclusion: This has been a great waste of time! What do I do next? Can I
    get a CD with the upgrades so that I can attempt to load them one by one? I
    am not prepared to waste any more time installing SP2 in its existing
    downloaded format...
    Laurence, Oct 6, 2004
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    Peter Guest

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    averageguy Guest

    I'm with you Laurence. I tried every suggestion offered here without
    success. I used a CD to install. Wasted countless hours. I am sticking to
    XPpro with SP1. When I buy a new box I will make sure SP2 comes pre
    averageguy, Oct 6, 2004
  4. Laurence;
    Did you or your friends verify all hardware and software are
    compatible with SP-2?
    This is especially important with laptops.
    Were the computers ready for SP-2?

    Also, because of the added security measures, there may be what appear
    as problems but actually simply need a reconfiguration or patch from
    the manufacturer of the hardware or software.
    The links above have more details.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Oct 6, 2004
  5. Why are laptops particular vulnerable to problems with SP2 updates? My
    Toshiba Satellite, 4 years old and WINME vintage, runs SP2 without problems.
    Edward W. Thompson, Oct 7, 2004
  6. Edward;
    More proprietary parts.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Oct 7, 2004
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