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By JeanWestlund ·
Should a person download this service pack or is it going to cause more problems?

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by Ann777 In reply to xp sp1

I tried SP1 for XP and had a whole bunch of problems crop up on my laptop -- I ended up removing formatting and reinstalling XP to get it back to it's original state.

Read this:
http://www.cnet.com/software/0-806340-1204-20039834.html

Ultimately, I suggest that you keep WinXP up to date with the security patches and ignor the whole of the service pack. If you run across a specific problem with XP and you can locate a patch specifically for that parblem, then that's the best route to take (IMHO).

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by Blaine Moore In reply to xp sp1

I have not had any problems with SP1, although I have not yet done anything serious with the machine since I installed it. I only have it on one test machine at the moment.

One thing that I do notice is that the EULA is changed in such a way that Microsoft now has (pretty much) the right to install anything on your computer at any time without informing you.

I am not so sure I care for that and may not deploy it to my production machines, making do with the individual patches.

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by TheChas In reply to xp sp1

As with all major patches, you should backup your data files before installing SP1.

There is one XP security hole that can only be fixed by SP1, or 3rd party software.

While I have downloaded SP1, I have not as yet installed it on any of my XPPCs.

Chas

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by HereInOz In reply to xp sp1

I know of three machines with SP1 installed and no problems. I have heard that some machines run badly afterward, but Chas is right - backup your data files and when you do install SP1, use the option to archive the files so if it all goes belly up, you can un-install it.

The worry about Microsoft installing anything it likes is not strictly true, to my reading (but I will probably get heaps from the anti-Bill brigade), it just provides automatic updates without you having to do it. I guess that means that they could download anything they liked, but you can turn it off, and keep your machine under your control.

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by AirHockeyNinja In reply to xp sp1

I have installed SP1 on @ 400 XP boxes, and the results are mixed. The thing you SHOULD do is enable the "archive old files" option when installing it. Most of the XP machines I've installed SP1 on (ALL have been PRO version) have been just fine. A small number @45 or so, have had major problems, and I learned after the second one that the archiving option allows you uninstall SP1 if you have problems. There is no harm in trying, the worst thing that happens is that you have to reinstall.

Good Luck!
Joe

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by JeanWestlund In reply to xp sp1

Thanks for your feed back I will not use xp sp1
Jean Westlund

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