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Slower boot with XP-SP2

by sruschel / November 5, 2004 8:45 AM PST

After installing XP-SP2 the booting time became slower, particularly dued to desktop repainting. The application icons that appeared all at once with the right image, now appear with the default design, changing for the right image one by one.

Is there something I can do about?

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Re: Slower boot with XP-SP2
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 9:43 AM PST
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Re: Slower boot with XP-SP2
by rjohn272 / November 6, 2004 2:39 AM PST

I also had the same problem. My machine ran slower as well. I finally fixed the problem by doing a clean install of XP followed by the SP2 upgrade. Before installing my applications however, I went to the websites of each of the application owners. I found several reported problems with my remote access program and the SP2 upgrade. I went ahead and installed all my other applications and didn't have any problems. Since then the owner of my remote access application has posted patches on their website. I have now installed this application along with the patches and the machine is running well. The SP2 upgrade makes major changes to Windows XP. I visit Micrsoft's web site on a regular basis for updates.

Hope this helps.

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