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Windows XP OEM w SP2 Question

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October 3, 2004 4:21:14 AM

I just bought Windows XP OEM version and it includes SP2.
My question is,when I go to install windows xp on the PC I'm building,can I just install windows XP and Sp1 and not install SP2?

Or am I stuck with SP2?
October 3, 2004 4:38:18 AM

You get WinXP SP2.
Why do you feel 'stuck'? Do you want to run an OS with security flaws?

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October 3, 2004 4:47:25 AM

well it's just I've herd mostly horror stories about SP2 and it's slowing down the internet,lack of compatability with games and apps,and it hates P2P programs.
So I was looking if there was a way to avoid having to install SP2.
I would prefeer good gameing and program compatability over a little more sucurity.
I just want the best expericance possible.:) 
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October 3, 2004 1:26:31 PM

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well it's just I've herd mostly horror stories about SP2


Remember, people don't feel the urgent need to broadcast their feelings when everything is going well...but bad experiences and bad news travel at light speed.

But I guess if you are going P2P often, security is not your concern. However I don't think you can undo an OEM SP2 install.

....WW (5.0)
October 3, 2004 4:47:38 PM

have you had good experience with sp2? honestly? cuz i havent and niether has neone ive met or talked to. but if you have plz share. i reformatted just so i could stick with sp1
October 4, 2004 1:15:48 PM

"have you had good experience with sp2? honestly? cuz i havent and niether has neone ive met or talked to. but if you have plz share. i reformatted just so i could stick with sp1"

Well, yes, I have. Installed on my nforce2 system and everything went good. When I upgrade to A64. installed with my slipstreamed copy of Windows on my nforce3 system and no problems at all!! Every upgrade I did went smooth an no problems so far.

-Always put the blame on you first, then on the hardware !!!
October 4, 2004 1:21:07 PM

No problems with SP2 here...


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October 4, 2004 3:43:47 PM

No problems here, either. I use both Kazaalite K++ and Shareaza... both programs work without a hitch. As for slowing down the internet? Huh? I certainly haven't experienced anything of the sort.

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October 4, 2004 9:48:31 PM

Ok sounds like I had alot of worry for nothing from what almost everyone is saying in this thread.
Thanks everyone! :) 
October 5, 2004 5:21:21 AM

No problems here with my 3 machines, or any other of the 25+ machines I have upgraded for family & friends, as long as you are aware of some of the issues with programs that have upgrades and patches for XPsp2 the upgrade always goes smoothly. :wink:
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