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Go from SP1 to SP2

  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
March 21, 2005 8:27:11 PM

I've heard so many bad things about SP2 I was wondering if I should let my OS be updated from SP1. I just did a fresh install and figure this would be the time to do it if I'm going to do it at all. What are your opinions?


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March 21, 2005 8:52:29 PM

I have had zero problems with SP2. Since it's a new install if SP2 causes you problems then a reinstall will fix your problems. Again, I have no problems with SP2 to speak of.
March 21, 2005 11:15:09 PM

"Some" people have experienced slow downs and crashes with service pack 2. The biggest complaints I know of are from gamers-SP2 doesn't play well with many games. My personal experience showed it not playing well with Grand Theft Auto Vice City. It causes the copy protection to kick in (details for another post). The only way I can run the game is in win 98 compadability mode.
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March 21, 2005 11:56:53 PM

Hmmm. . . that's kind of stinky since I play a lot of games. Right now Half Life 2. I'd hate to mess that up.
March 22, 2005 1:01:52 AM

I have no problems with SP-2, and I believe most games/programs have patches or updates if there is a compatability problem.

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March 22, 2005 2:12:24 AM

SP2 caused zero problems when playing Half-Life 2 for me. Great game! Love playing counter strike!
March 22, 2005 5:07:34 PM

Haven't you been listening? Microsoft is forcing you to go to SP2. Most of the major bugs are fixed now, it's safe to upgrade.

March 23, 2005 2:34:17 AM

My experiences

Upgrade from very old SP1a installation = lots of problems
Upgrade from fairly new SP1a installation = perfect
Clean install = perfect

repair install on 3yr old SP0 installation = ok except for files sharing. Something is wrong with the permissions, I can only share folders on C:

And of course the several drivers and apps needed reinstalled. A clean install would be nice but I am doing this for free and they have important personal documents scattered all over the place and software with missing installation discs.
March 23, 2005 2:49:14 AM

It's safe now. I never had any problems but all the kinks should have been worked out by now since, as someone said above, sp2 will be mandatory for future updates.

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