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XP - SP2 on CD

by jrbishere / October 9, 2004 12:27 AM PDT

I ordered SP2 directly from MS the last week of August. The CD has yet to arrive. When I upgrade I prefer to do so from a CD. Has anyone any experience on receiving this from MS, how long it takes, how well this works compared to downloading, etc.

I look forward to your suggestions.

jrbishere

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Re: XP - SP2 on CD
by Yew / October 9, 2004 12:32 AM PDT
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I've gotten about two of them from MS, and rather quickly. Early on, they were having problems with their online ordering system, so it's possible your order never got processed. I'd just try again.

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Re: XP - SP2 on CD
by roddy32 / October 9, 2004 12:43 AM PDT
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I agree about ordering it again. I also ordered it and the end of August, recieved it and installed it less than a week later. As long as you do everything that Microsoft suggests to do BEFORE you install it and also visit your computer manufacturer's site to see if there will be any conflicts with programs that came with your computer and also make sure your system is completely clean of adware/spyware/viruses you should have no problems.

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Re: XP - SP2 on CD
by shoorty777 / October 9, 2004 12:39 AM PDT
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I seem to recall that it only took a couple of weeks to get it and I was surprised at how quick it got to me, they did state 4-6 weeks.

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Re: XP - SP2 on CD
by vpvelumd / October 9, 2004 3:12 AM PDT
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I ordered the CD and got it quicly within 1 week. I used it to update and it did not succeed. I had the same problem with auto update installation also. I am somewhat lost at this point. It says that it cannot read or write to the data base. I have windows xp prof which was upgraded from MS windows 98. I have to call MS for tech assistence,I think. VP

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I downloaded mine. . .
by Coryphaeus / October 9, 2004 3:52 AM PDT
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Congratulations Wayne, you
by John Robie / October 9, 2004 8:43 AM PDT
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were a strong holdout with lots of reservations. It indicates your computers are in good shape. Now there is Brenda52 who is going to try, and of course SumerBrez was going to do last Tuesday and is still apparently........??

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Re: Congratulations Wayne, you
by SumerBrez / October 10, 2004 7:05 PM PDT

has NOT yet.. *smiling* Good Morning John..and now its Monday and more i READ the more *hesitant* i become..Anyway been reading and collecting the whats..the causes..and how to fix things..Just trying to be prepared somewhat "if" there are problems!
Right before i close internet,clean pc and put that CD in,,Im gonna POST here..

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Re: Congratulations Wayne, you
by John Robie / October 11, 2004 1:43 AM PDT
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Re: Congratulations Wayne, you
by SumerBrez / October 12, 2004 11:44 AM PDT

Thanks..For the *smiles*.

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Re: Congratulations Wayne, you
by Brenda52 / October 17, 2004 9:07 PM PDT

Brenda52, thats me, did it with no problems!!!!

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Re: XP - SP2 on CD
by bbaumg / October 9, 2004 7:48 AM PDT
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HI-I got my CD from Microsoft in about 2 weeks,so I suggest you reorder it.Yes,I do believe you need the cd for sp2 update.Even with the cd,its still a pretty long install.Also-if you ever have to wipe your computer & start from scratch,you've got the cd right there.Im not having any problems with sp2 installed from disc.

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Re: XP - SP2 on CD
by skippy / October 9, 2004 8:41 AM PDT
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Hi, ordered mine around the same date, received last week by Purolator (6 weeks)
Worked fine, inserting the CD is about all you have to do beside re-starting your PC at the end.

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Re: XP - SP2 on CD
by Lavrenty / October 11, 2004 5:53 AM PDT
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My copy of SP2 on CD arrived in less than 10 days and took about 1/2 hour or less to install without problems. I tried to download it from MS earlier and figured, by my estimate, would have been an all night venture and beyond at 56K dialup in rural NH. I cancelled that and ordered the CD.

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Re: XP - SP2 on CD
by Tom B. / October 15, 2004 1:06 AM PDT
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I recently recieved my CD ordered online and it only took about 5 days. I am however having the same problem which prompted me to order the CD. The install wizard hangs up whether using automatic updates or manual and so does the CD. I'm using XP Pro.

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Re: XP - SP2 on CD
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2004 1:09 AM PDT
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Re: XP - SP2 on CD
by gpodhiny / October 17, 2004 11:51 PM PDT
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I received my SP2 CD within 3 days. I suggest you resubmit your order.

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Re: XP - SP2 on CD
by shoilee / October 18, 2004 9:49 AM PDT
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I ordered a CD and it arrived in about 10 days. I've yet to load it because of some issues it has with software I currently have installed. Plus I'm pretty well covered, security wise, with the firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-pop-up, etc, etc, I already have installed.

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Re: XP - SP2 on CD
by jcrobso / October 19, 2004 2:01 AM PDT
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I know of a few people who orded it, none have recived it yet. I downloaded the full update and installed it from there usualy took about 20~30 min. I did try on from the update site took about 80 min.

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