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Anonymous
September 11, 2004 9:10:38 PM

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I have a new computer - less than 1 month old and all the drivers are known
to be up to date. After installing SP-2 I had serious problems with MS
Visual C++ and less serious problems with a couple of other applications. I
finally removed SP-2 to resolve the issues. QUESTION: Is it possible to
download and install the individual fixes and patches selectively, or is it
SP-2 or nothing? And withouit SP-2, will I be notified of future fixes and
patches?

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September 12, 2004 12:09:02 AM

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

generally speaking if you have sp1 and all the crit
updates that apply to your system, a good virus and
firewall, you should be able to get along without sp2 for
a while. some future updates will apply to sp2, some in
the works now i guess. security updates will apply to any
xp i believe.
>-----Original Message-----
>I have a new computer - less than 1 month old and all
the drivers are known
>to be up to date. After installing SP-2 I had serious
problems with MS
>Visual C++ and less serious problems with a couple of
other applications. I
>finally removed SP-2 to resolve the issues. QUESTION: Is
it possible to
>download and install the individual fixes and patches
selectively, or is it
>SP-2 or nothing? And withouit SP-2, will I be notified
of future fixes and
>patches?
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
September 15, 2004 8:56:31 PM

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

SP2 works for me, with one minor glitch, but a recent post reply from an MVP
said that whilst XP SP1 security fixes will continue for awhile, at some
point Microsoft will stop supporting XP without SP2 - I feel that's likely
to be sooner rather than later.

My PC is now "old" (approaching 3 years). I updated BIOS and made sure
everything was "kosher" (virus/malware free, thoroughly cleaned and
defragged) - that may have helped the trouble-free load of SP2 (though it
STILL took 2 hours to install after download - longer than a "clean" install
in the first place!!).
Hope I'm still as happy in a month's time, as I am now (after a week of SP2)

Having read with interest the many posts, seems to me that the pre-requisite
for loading SP2 is to have a clean healthy PC prior to attempting it. Seems
to be it's only those who don't RTFM (read AND ACTION the pre-load
procedure) who get the major problems.
What is annoying is the plethora of 3rd-party utilities that MUST be run to
keep a PC in good condition - if these are essential tools (as so often
recommended by MVP's) why aren't they built-in to XP from the outset?
Len
"hardhead" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:a56701c49875$dae98870$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> generally speaking if you have sp1 and all the crit
> updates that apply to your system, a good virus and
> firewall, you should be able to get along without sp2 for
> a while. some future updates will apply to sp2, some in
> the works now i guess. security updates will apply to any
> xp i believe.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>I have a new computer - less than 1 month old and all
> the drivers are known
>>to be up to date. After installing SP-2 I had serious
> problems with MS
>>Visual C++ and less serious problems with a couple of
> other applications. I
>>finally removed SP-2 to resolve the issues. QUESTION: Is
> it possible to
>>download and install the individual fixes and patches
> selectively, or is it
>>SP-2 or nothing? And withouit SP-2, will I be notified
> of future fixes and
>>patches?
>>
>>
>>.
>>
!