Software Distribution Service 2.0

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by donstrack, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. donstrack

    donstrack Guest

    Automatic updates installed Software Distribution Service 2.0 on June
    16, then again on June 22. Ever since, my machine takes a long time to
    boot, and Outlook and Word both freeze. The default XP boot music does
    not play for at least 5 minutes, and nothing works correctly until
    then. I first noticed the change when the taskbar changed from the XP
    Luna default theme to Windows Classic, with no selection to set it back
    to XP default.

    I did a repair install and all is right. Of course, this set everything
    back to the initial install in November 2004, when I installed my
    retail version of XP Home SP2 on a new hard drive. From now on, I will
    not allow automatic updates, since this is the second time they have
    cost me valuable time doing troubleshooting, rather than work. The
    first time was an automatic update that made my Epson scanner
    nonfunctional. I finally found a fix for that one at Epson's site.

    No more automatic updates for me. I have plenty of anti-virus and
    anti-spyware protection that I run regularly, plus a good third-party
    software firewall. Next week, I'll have a hardware firewall. Also, I
    never open any email attachments. I think I'm good without the
    automatic updates.
    donstrack, Jul 11, 2005
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