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WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK 2

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Anonymous
October 26, 2004 3:27:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Re: HELP WITH XP SERVICE PACK 2

In: microsoft.public.windows.server.general



LAURIE M wrote:
> I am at my wits end.......I have never done a backup sucessfully.
> With the update for Service Pack 2 and stating its importance, I
> tried doing a backup and proceeded to load the SP2. It kept going for
> over 12 hours before it said it could not be installed.
>
> Needless to say, I could not restart the computer (less than a month
> and I thought I'd broke it). Upon calling Dell, we restarted
> it.......BUT I LOST ALL MY PERSONAL FILES. Dell told me not to try it
> again until the problems are corrected but yet I keep getting the
> message that it is very important to install the Service Pack 2 right
> away. If this is true, could some one guide me in the steps of doing
> a backup?
> is there anything else you should do before running the SP2?
> how to successfully load SP2?

Well, one should always back up critical data before doing an SP install. In
fact, one should back up data regularly anyway.

I suggest you post this in microsoft.public.windowsxp.general. This
newsgroup is for Windows server issues. I think you'll get more help in an
XP group...

>
> and I do mean simplified steps. Most "help" things are written for the
> "advanced" it seems.
>
> All help is appreciated. Thank you........




--
I AM STRUGGLING...........BUT I AM DETERMINED TO LEARN MY NEW DELL DIMENSION
8400 COMPUTER!!
(and I am hoping my husband starts to understand how a computer can be very
time consuming!!) Laurie M

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Anonymous
October 28, 2004 10:51:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Where does it say this group is for Windows server issues?

Bill Crocker



"LAURIE M" <LAURIEM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:56BC6A98-D92E-4379-99F8-481D872C84F3@microsoft.com...
> Re: HELP WITH XP SERVICE PACK 2
>
> In: microsoft.public.windows.server.general
>
>
>
> LAURIE M wrote:
>> I am at my wits end.......I have never done a backup sucessfully.
>> With the update for Service Pack 2 and stating its importance, I
>> tried doing a backup and proceeded to load the SP2. It kept going for
>> over 12 hours before it said it could not be installed.
>>
>> Needless to say, I could not restart the computer (less than a month
>> and I thought I'd broke it). Upon calling Dell, we restarted
>> it.......BUT I LOST ALL MY PERSONAL FILES. Dell told me not to try it
>> again until the problems are corrected but yet I keep getting the
>> message that it is very important to install the Service Pack 2 right
>> away. If this is true, could some one guide me in the steps of doing
>> a backup?
>> is there anything else you should do before running the SP2?
>> how to successfully load SP2?
>
> Well, one should always back up critical data before doing an SP install.
> In
> fact, one should back up data regularly anyway.
>
> I suggest you post this in microsoft.public.windowsxp.general. This
> newsgroup is for Windows server issues. I think you'll get more help in an
> XP group...
>
>>
>> and I do mean simplified steps. Most "help" things are written for the
>> "advanced" it seems.
>>
>> All help is appreciated. Thank you........
>
>
>
>
> --
> I AM STRUGGLING...........BUT I AM DETERMINED TO LEARN MY NEW DELL
> DIMENSION
> 8400 COMPUTER!!
> (and I am hoping my husband starts to understand how a computer can be
> very
> time consuming!!) Laurie M
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