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October 4, 2004 8:01:14 PM

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I've just installed XP home. I've heard service pack 2
causes some problems? Will all programs you have still
work? Will it interfer with yahoo messanger? I'm not sure
if i should install service pack 2? What problems have you
found with the update?

Thank you.
Tom

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Anonymous
October 5, 2004 12:27:40 AM

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Hi Tom,

The vast majority install SP2 and have no issues. Relatively few actually
have problems, and these are generally due to having a problem on the system
to begin with (eg: spyware).

> Will all programs you have still work?

Yes.

> Will it interfer with yahoo messanger?

Haven't heard anywhere that it would.

> I'm not sure if i should install service pack 2?

If you are connected to the internet, then you should.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"tom" <twj47@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3b2401c4aa66$0c77a410$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> I've just installed XP home. I've heard service pack 2
> causes some problems? Will all programs you have still
> work? Will it interfer with yahoo messanger? I'm not sure
> if i should install service pack 2? What problems have you
> found with the update?
>
> Thank you.
> Tom
Anonymous
October 5, 2004 11:30:35 AM

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Having scumware is *not* the only cause for problems with SP2.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:o tk2gInqEHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
Rick "Nutcase" Rogers <rick@mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
> Hi Tom,
>
> The vast majority install SP2 and have no issues. Relatively few
> actually have problems, and these are generally due to having a
> problem on the system to begin with (eg: spyware).
>
>> Will all programs you have still work?
>
> Yes.
>
>> Will it interfer with yahoo messanger?
>
> Haven't heard anywhere that it would.
>
>> I'm not sure if i should install service pack 2?
>
> If you are connected to the internet, then you should.
>
>
> "tom" <twj47@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:3b2401c4aa66$0c77a410$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> I've just installed XP home. I've heard service pack 2
>> causes some problems? Will all programs you have still
>> work? Will it interfer with yahoo messanger? I'm not sure
>> if i should install service pack 2? What problems have you
>> found with the update?
>>
>> Thank you.
>> Tom
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Anonymous
October 5, 2004 2:11:07 PM

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Hi
I also have a query about Pack2. i forgot to instal anti-virus before doing
the dowmload for pack2 and I wonder if now I have to uninstal it or how can I
go on for a free anti-virus after that? Is it better then to use the firewall
from my modem/router + encryption than xp firewall right? thanks

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi Tom,
>
> The vast majority install SP2 and have no issues. Relatively few actually
> have problems, and these are generally due to having a problem on the system
> to begin with (eg: spyware).
>
> > Will all programs you have still work?
>
> Yes.
>
> > Will it interfer with yahoo messanger?
>
> Haven't heard anywhere that it would.
>
> > I'm not sure if i should install service pack 2?
>
> If you are connected to the internet, then you should.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "tom" <twj47@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:3b2401c4aa66$0c77a410$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> > I've just installed XP home. I've heard service pack 2
> > causes some problems? Will all programs you have still
> > work? Will it interfer with yahoo messanger? I'm not sure
> > if i should install service pack 2? What problems have you
> > found with the update?
> >
> > Thank you.
> > Tom
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 5, 2004 10:27:25 PM

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Hi Wesley,

1) I stated "generally", meaning not always.

2) eg=example, meaning it's not the only reason but it is a good example.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:up1sp9tqEHA.332@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Having scumware is *not* the only cause for problems with SP2.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> Wes
>
> In news:o tk2gInqEHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
> Rick "Nutcase" Rogers <rick@mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
>> Hi Tom,
>>
>> The vast majority install SP2 and have no issues. Relatively few
>> actually have problems, and these are generally due to having a
>> problem on the system to begin with (eg: spyware).
>>
>>> Will all programs you have still work?
>>
>> Yes.
>>
>>> Will it interfer with yahoo messanger?
>>
>> Haven't heard anywhere that it would.
>>
>>> I'm not sure if i should install service pack 2?
>>
>> If you are connected to the internet, then you should.
>>
>>
>> "tom" <twj47@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:3b2401c4aa66$0c77a410$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>> I've just installed XP home. I've heard service pack 2
>>> causes some problems? Will all programs you have still
>>> work? Will it interfer with yahoo messanger? I'm not sure
>>> if i should install service pack 2? What problems have you
>>> found with the update?
>>>
>>> Thank you.
>>> Tom
Anonymous
October 6, 2004 12:33:05 AM

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Hi Rick,

I guess that I'm a little hot as I had problems with SP2 and uninstalled it.
And scumware was not the problem.

And you're right, scumware can be a big problem.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:%23IzYAqyqEHA.4008@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
Rick "Nutcase" Rogers <rick@mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
> Hi Wesley,
>
> 1) I stated "generally", meaning not always.
>
> 2) eg=example, meaning it's not the only reason but it is a good
> example.
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:up1sp9tqEHA.332@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Having scumware is *not* the only cause for problems with SP2.
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>> Wes
>>
>> In news:o tk2gInqEHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>> Rick "Nutcase" Rogers <rick@mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
>>> Hi Tom,
>>>
>>> The vast majority install SP2 and have no issues. Relatively few
>>> actually have problems, and these are generally due to having a
>>> problem on the system to begin with (eg: spyware).
>>>
>>>> Will all programs you have still work?
>>>
>>> Yes.
>>>
>>>> Will it interfer with yahoo messanger?
>>>
>>> Haven't heard anywhere that it would.
>>>
>>>> I'm not sure if i should install service pack 2?
>>>
>>> If you are connected to the internet, then you should.
>>>
>>>
>>> "tom" <twj47@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>> news:3b2401c4aa66$0c77a410$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>>> I've just installed XP home. I've heard service pack 2
>>>> causes some problems? Will all programs you have still
>>>> work? Will it interfer with yahoo messanger? I'm not sure
>>>> if i should install service pack 2? What problems have you
>>>> found with the update?
>>>>
>>>> Thank you.
>>>> Tom
Anonymous
October 6, 2004 10:11:37 AM

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What sort of problems Wes?

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:%23okm5y0qEHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi Rick,
>
> I guess that I'm a little hot as I had problems with SP2 and uninstalled
> it.
> And scumware was not the problem.
>
> And you're right, scumware can be a big problem.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> Wes
>
> In news:%23IzYAqyqEHA.4008@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
> Rick "Nutcase" Rogers <rick@mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
>> Hi Wesley,
>>
>> 1) I stated "generally", meaning not always.
>>
>> 2) eg=example, meaning it's not the only reason but it is a good
>> example.
>>
>>
>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:up1sp9tqEHA.332@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> Having scumware is *not* the only cause for problems with SP2.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>> Wes
>>>
>>> In news:o tk2gInqEHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>> Rick "Nutcase" Rogers <rick@mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
>>>> Hi Tom,
>>>>
>>>> The vast majority install SP2 and have no issues. Relatively few
>>>> actually have problems, and these are generally due to having a
>>>> problem on the system to begin with (eg: spyware).
>>>>
>>>>> Will all programs you have still work?
>>>>
>>>> Yes.
>>>>
>>>>> Will it interfer with yahoo messanger?
>>>>
>>>> Haven't heard anywhere that it would.
>>>>
>>>>> I'm not sure if i should install service pack 2?
>>>>
>>>> If you are connected to the internet, then you should.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "tom" <twj47@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:3b2401c4aa66$0c77a410$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>>>> I've just installed XP home. I've heard service pack 2
>>>>> causes some problems? Will all programs you have still
>>>>> work? Will it interfer with yahoo messanger? I'm not sure
>>>>> if i should install service pack 2? What problems have you
>>>>> found with the update?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you.
>>>>> Tom
>
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