Re: service pack 2 problem
Make sure your PC is free of spyware before installing SP2. That's crucial. If worst comes to worse, download SP2 and slipstream it with the XP Setup disc, so when you reinstall XP, it will already have SP2.
No, it just activates a lot of security features that are dormant in pre-SP2. Honestly, some people like me avoid SP2 like the plague. IMO, I'm much better without it. Heh.
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