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I like the advice jpoliakon gave in the Virus forum which is similar to some others:

"Since your machine is stable and is updated with all critical updates, hold off on SP2 until all the bug droppings settle. My advice: Stand on the sideline and watch."

Some long but good reading mainly towards the posts of yesterday/today in the Virus/Scty Forum:

http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=33961&messageID=396447

"Microsoft is well aware of how SP2 can affect applications; the software behemoth has already published a list of nearly 50 programs that face problems if the service pack is installed. Microsoft has also had to issue a patch that allows its CRM (customer relationship management) product to continue working once SP2 is installed."
http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-5323378.html

along with those 50 apps that "seem to stop working" once SP2 is installed shown here in MS Knowledge Base (MSKB) http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=842242
and more:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=884130

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Geez, Josh, I haven't even finished downloading the thing yet!

I can see it now: You go to Windows Update to download the 200+ meg SP2, then the 40 megs of SP2 patches, then the 25 megs of patches to the patches, then... the 10 gig C: partition I thought would safely hold just Windows fills up and I have to buy a bigger hard drive.

You think MS would reimbursement me for the 100 gig hard drive that my C: partition might become? Wink

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Actually it is not XP SP2 but MSIE and if you have taken care to set security options properly (depending on how paranoid you may be) it does nothing.

It is some interesting coding however.

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