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Is SP2 like a fatal attraction

Just an opinion:

after reading hundreds of horror stories on different forums about SP2 trashing some systems I just don't understand the rush to get it installed. I read where IBM is holding off until the upgrade is more reliable and that convinced me to wait for awhile. I for one have not had one instance where someone has tried to hack my system, feed my computers (4) a worm or disrupt my way of life in any way. So I say if it aint broke dont fix it.Sorry for the tirade but I had to say it. LOL

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Sorry, you are reading only the failures. The office with 50+ machines, lab and home installed SP2 without a hint of a problem.

Many had spyware or other problems before SP2. SP2 gets to be the scapegoat.

Bob

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I agree. . .

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My system, four PCs (three XP, one W98SE) both wired and wireless behind a D-link router, runs perfectly. With my luck, I would be in the one gazillionth percent of the failures. If it ain't broke. . .

I don't plan to upgrade.

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I agree with Bob. SP2 is the scapgoat which brings out deficiencies in someones computer. A computer may seem to run fine with no problems, but SP2 may wake you up that your computer is not that well off.
If your computer is actually in good shape (& spyware free) you will not have any problems installing SP2 (from the CD to ensure). Of course there are issues with some programs that have been identified by MS which the originator should send a patch or MS will fix, just like when XP itself came out.

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IBM and other big companies

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have specialized programs that may be affected by SP2. MS has even encouraged them to run test for so many days to see. Those programs may need a patch.

I have a lot of programs on my destop and around 35 Gigs of high tech games. So far no problems with SP2.

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Consider yourself fortunate. My Norton Firewall stops hackers on a regular basis. Both trojan horse and intrusions.

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