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Old 07-10-2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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If I install SP2 for Windows XP and turns out it doesn't work that well on my system, will System Restore be able to revert back correctly? Or is there a safe way to remove or uninstall SP2 without messing up my system?
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If you clean your system (worms, bugs, frogs) before the install, it must work.
Also, you must have all updates before installing sp2...
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What's a frog by the way?
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It's a kind of virus, but don't worry, only on my mind...
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A MUST READ before installing SP2. All the ifo you need. http://www.scotsnewsletter.com/best_of/xpsp2links.htm
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:25 PM   #6
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Wow, good site. It links all the site to Microsoft. I hope I don't encounter any issues during installment. That's why I hesitate a lot when it comes to SP2 installation. I will take time to read some key points from there.
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Suggest reading at least most of it to save a lot of grief later. I was involved with another forum when SP2 came out and we spent weeks sorting out problems. Ask Seti, wombat, lurks, and Buzz.
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i would advise you install SP2 after a fresh install of Windows XP or you start to get a few problems later on ... thats what i did (fresh install) and i am not having any problems ..YET
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I didn't think about doing that after my last reinstall of Windows. I'll keep that in mind. I think SP2 is just a glorified security update, that's it? No significant improvements elsewhere.
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The only issue that really came from installing SP2 was that people didn't follow the installation proceedure from microsoft.
And by the way..You DO NOT need to have sp1 installed prior to installing SP2.
I also sugest that you ask for the SP2 CD...free from M$.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...s/default.mspx

This will make it faster to install than waiting for the downloads.
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