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  Post #1 (permalink)   08-14-2004, 01:12 PM
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Hey,

I was thinking to let you know... I have installed SP2 on my Computer and works great for me, and I was thinking of sharing the link for the ppl that wants to install it before MS Windows Update Downloads it.

It goes Gold here

The Direct Download Link is Here

Oh and if you "accidently" put in the wrong product key at installation, use this

Hope it helps

btw; I love IE's Pop'up blocking feature
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   08-14-2004, 04:53 PM
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I'll wait until it officially comes out for home systems
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  Post #3 (permalink)   08-15-2004, 06:02 AM
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I'll wait until it officially comes out for home systems
No problem. It's is stable thought
 
 
 


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  Post #4 (permalink)   08-15-2004, 11:12 AM
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No problem. It's is stable thought
For some, some of the so called computer experts have been having troubles with it. Although I forget most of them are cpanel jockies so that shows their level of expertise.
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  Post #5 (permalink)   08-20-2004, 04:19 AM
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I just let windows update mine automatically, well I have to give it permission by clicking the update icon in the taskbar but it's basically auto.

What exactly is changed in the latest update?

I have never noticed anything in the GUI or programs that have changed in the past when I updated.
 
 
 


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  Post #6 (permalink)   08-20-2004, 06:04 AM
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Yeah that's how I do it too John, let the automatic update take care of all my updates and everything..

My mother works for MSN and tells me some things about the new service pack and other updates too..
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  Post #7 (permalink)   08-20-2004, 07:39 AM
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I just let windows update mine automatically, well I have to give it permission by clicking the update icon in the taskbar but it's basically auto.

What exactly is changed in the latest update?

I have never noticed anything in the GUI or programs that have changed in the past when I updated.
Now Windows XP has a Security Center that tells you if your computer is protected (If you have an Anti-virus) and if you have Turned automatic updates on...

Also, Windows XP SP2 comes with a Firewall for free, like someone posted on my forums you can see an Screenshot http://navigatoris.org/index.php?showtopic=57

Also, Internet Explorer has an Anti-PopUP System, AND it blocks every script and requests if you have it on, like Program install ones......

What I can say about it is that I love it
 
 
 


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  Post #8 (permalink)   08-20-2004, 07:47 AM
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I got this Screenshot for you
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  Post #9 (permalink)   08-20-2004, 07:55 AM
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Hey that is pretty cool... I heard something about some programs stop working because of the firewall in the new service pack or something like that? Have you had any troubles?
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Hey that is pretty cool... I heard something about some programs stop working because of the firewall in the new service pack or something like that? Have you had any troubles?
If you run P2P software you need to turn the firewall of so it can open up let's say the port 4222 (of Ed2k)
 
 
 


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  Post #11 (permalink)   08-20-2004, 08:29 AM
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Thanks for the screenshot Francisco.
The firewall built into windows is really bad, it doesn't let a lot of programs work properly and a lot of people don't even know it is turned on when it's causing the problems.

I was a beta tester for a TCP (Worked over the internet) program and that was one of the main problems, people couldn't use it properly because of the XP firewall and they didn't even know it was turned on.

Is the firewall in the latest update better Francisco?
I have a firewall and anti-virus program running on my computer anyway, and I can tweak that a lot more than you can tweak the XP firewall.

For the popup stopper, I don't really use IE, use firefox about 99% of the time now, firefox has had a built in popup stopper for a long time now

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Thanks for the screenshot Francisco.
The firewall built into windows is really bad, it doesn't let a lot of programs work properly and a lot of people don't even know it is turned on when it's causing the problems.

I was a beta tester for a TCP (Worked over the internet) program and that was one of the main problems, people couldn't use it properly because of the XP firewall and they didn't even know it was turned on.

Is the firewall in the latest update better Francisco?
I have a firewall and anti-virus program running on my computer anyway, and I can tweak that a lot more than you can tweak the XP firewall.

For the popup stopper, I don't really use IE, use firefox about 99% of the time now, firefox has had a built in popup stopper for a long time now

John
Well, for me it is a good firewall you will get for free, but if you have the money or preffer something more Advanced go for a Paid Firewall like ZoneAlarm, since SP2 I think W32 Firewall is like more or less ZoneAlarm one, but it doesn't has so many features.... You can turn W32 firewall off and Install ZoneAlarm and it will tell you that your PC is Protected anyways

I use firefox too but sometimes I have to use IE
 
 
 


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  Post #13 (permalink)   08-20-2004, 09:42 AM
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Here is a group of articles with some of your concerns.. It's also got a list of applications that have problems with SP2: http://zdnet.com.com/2251-1110-5302605.html.
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  Post #14 (permalink)   08-20-2004, 06:39 PM
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I had better luck with a non legit key then with a legit copy of windows. :gun:
 
 
 


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  Post #15 (permalink)   08-21-2004, 02:51 PM
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Some of Microsoft's own software doesn't even work when Service Pack 2 is installed

http://www.vnunet.com/news/1157382
 
 
 
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