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XP SP2

by joehawk1 / August 16, 2004 7:49 AM PDT

Downloaded and installed SP2 on my extra hardrive out of curiosity. After install of the SP2 and reboot I had windows explorer give the message that it had encountered a problem and needed to close. I then ran sfc from the original XP disk, which solved the problem of instability. My question is, did sfc negate the SP2 install?

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Re: XP SP2
by Coryphaeus / August 16, 2004 10:12 AM PDT
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Probably not. SFC only recovers corrupt system files. Take a visit to the MS update site and run a scan. SP2 should show up.

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Re: XP SP2
by joehawk1 / August 16, 2004 12:34 PM PDT
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Thanks for the reply Cory... I had some programs that would no longer run properly after the install[apparently a lot of people are having the same problem], so have used the mirror image to return to the SP1 version. I appreciate the info, as I will use it in the future after MS does some tweaking to the SP2 and I install it again. Joe

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I don't plan. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 19, 2004 11:24 PM PDT
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on getting SP2. My system is super stable. If it ain't broke. . .

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Re: I don't plan. . .
by Mark5019 / August 19, 2004 11:32 PM PDT
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but its not set up right you have wholes in os wayne your choice

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Re: I don't plan. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 20, 2004 10:46 AM PDT
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I'm running the Spyware Suite behind a router with NAV and ZA. I've never had a problem.

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