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what are the pro's and con's of sp2, is it worth the install?

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I like the new security panel and wish that SP2 was standard issue. It would have stopped all the worm damage...

Downside? None here. All 50 plus machines were updated and not a single blip of a problem. I had hoped for something to happen since I learn by such things.

Bob

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Like Robert said, my family and I have updated 12 home computers and NO problems on any of them! I hated to go for the SP2 because of problems you hear about. All our units were parasite free, updated, and new up to date drivers.
I would say that if you are up to date on everthing and no problems now, you won't have any problems with SP2!

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The only disadvantage is some programs that MS has identified in a couple MSKB's. A normal homeowner would probably not have problems with those, but in any event the originator will put out a patch or MS will fix....just like what happened when XP came out.

ADVANTAGES - Plenty.......

You may want to read some in this thread:

http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6142-0.html?forumID=5&threadID=35589&messageID=412438

Also:

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20040830/1034532.asp

SP2 includes other non-security-related technologies, too.

While Microsoft and most customers equate Windows XP Service Pack 2 with security updates, SP2 includes refreshed versions of Microsoft's Tablet PC and Media Center versions of Windows XP, too.

And there are other non-security-specific features buried among the SP2 bits that have gotten far less publicity than the new firewall, pop-up blocker, e-mail-attachment handler and buffer-overrun-prevention technologies that comprise the service pack.

SP2 adds updated support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth drivers, as well as a new Bluetooth networking client. SP2 also includes Windows Media Player 9 (which has been available to XP users only as a download until now).

Windows XP SP2 includes an upgrade to Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 that will install on PCs running the current version of Media Center Edition. The updated 2004 bits provide improved TV picture quality, an enhanced music library, better photo handling and access to music and video-on-demand, according to Microsoft.

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