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May 12, 2005 9:25:15 PM

im gonna build a pc, and after reading some forums, it seems sp2 messes up games, but if i buy xp with an sp2 update already on the installation, will it still prevent games from running? or will it be fine.

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May 12, 2005 9:45:43 PM

I've never had a single problem with the 3 PC's I have installed XP-SP2 on to.

XP is well worth it imo.

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May 12, 2005 10:05:41 PM

I do not know why people are having problems with SP2!?! I have had ZERO problems since installing the software. You should be completely fine. I really cannot see installing any other MS OS except for maybe Windows 2000 but I would not surprised if MS stops offering updates very soon considering that Winodws 2000 is already 5 years old.
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May 12, 2005 10:13:26 PM

Same here - SP2 is solid for me on the 4 machines I have running (and folding) at home.
May 12, 2005 10:56:53 PM

No problems with XP SP2 here
May 13, 2005 1:12:44 AM

Zero problems on all the systems(8) I have done it on. Games run just fine.
May 13, 2005 3:42:29 AM

SP2 has been alright on my end as well. For more information about it and any possible software/hardware issues, go here: <A HREF="http://www.support.microsoft.com/xpsp2swhw" target="_new">Using Programs and Hardware with SP2</A>
May 13, 2005 3:58:33 AM

XP SP2 is over-rated IMO...I would go back to 2000 Pro, but that may not be an option with my new hardware. I don't like the idea of XP holding my hand with some gay built in firewall...anybody know how to get rid of it? Software firewalls are crap btw.

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May 13, 2005 1:22:09 PM

No such thing as a hardware firewall - it's all controlled by software in the end.

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May 13, 2005 3:20:13 PM

Ummmm... turn it off?

It's very easy to turn it off.

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May 13, 2005 9:50:56 PM

you play quite the expert for some one that cant figure out how to turn off the windows firewall. rofl

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May 15, 2005 4:16:50 PM

Never thought of it that way Ned. I consider a router a hardware firewall, even tho it is HTML configured.

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May 15, 2005 4:19:29 PM

Just because you check the box selected off, you don't really think Bill will really allow it to be off, do you? It is just an illusion. LOL!

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May 17, 2005 7:51:52 PM

PM me if you want the registry edit to disable it.

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May 18, 2005 4:21:06 PM

Registry edit? WTF! Turning it off is very easy. Go to the control panel, security center, windows firewall, OFF, and click ok.

I can't believe you guys....lol

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May 18, 2005 5:52:32 PM

THere is more than one way to skin a kat.

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May 18, 2005 8:00:33 PM

Nothing like hacking the registry. Sometimes its easier to make changes in the registry than trying to find it elsewhere. One example would be some settings in gpedit - which can take longer to scroll through than searching the registry. Like I said, sometimes.

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May 18, 2005 9:58:07 PM

The only thing only I would suggest is Pro over Home eddition. It just seems to be smoother. It will boot up faster, etc. If you have the choice. :smile:

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May 18, 2005 10:35:23 PM

I just found Pro to be alot more, shall we say, tuneable. :wink:
Maybe my choice of words was bad.

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