Re: RE: [NTO] XP SP2
See this article from PCPRO:
>>Microsoft has created a new guide to allay fears for those who aredeploying XP service pack 2.
With SP2 raising the security bar for Windows, increasingly problems have
been found with applications that assume a less rigorous regime. According
to the Microsoft website, the Application Compatibility Testing and
Mitigation Guide for Windows XP Service Pack 2 'will assist IT professionals
to test and mitigate application compatibility issues arising from these
more stringent security technologies.'
The document - which is available from the Microsoft Download Centre -
covers the new security settings, application testing processes,
incompatibility symptoms and various 'mitigation techniques'.<<
Its an MSI file which "installs" an 80 page DOC file!
I think I'm going to stick with Win2K until Longhorn (2006) arrives - or
maybe until Longhorn's successor arrives (2006+?) which is apparently going
to be the one that implements their whiz-bang new File System which make
your entire harddrive a fully indexed database.
Regards ... Alec
---- Original Message ----
From: "Christine" <christine@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2004 04:11
Subject: [gla: RE: [NTO] XP SP2
> Shoot. I didn't keep the link. It's on MS' site and was
> listed in the SPOW newsletter recently.
> I'll see if I can dig it out. The page was listed as
> "Apps that stopped working after XP SP2 Installation..."
- On Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 8:55, Lloyd wrote:
> Stay strong. The other day my grandson (the computer major at theNOt one problem here with SP2.
> University) helped me by loading it on my XP. The next time I used the
> computer after about 2 hours of use, it re-booted itself. Or should I say
> tried to re-boot itself. I am up and running again after the re-formatting
> of my "C" drive.
>Have a look at this,
> No matter how well you think you are doing with saving everything.
> Re-formatting will show you that you didn't do well enough.
This is the best one I have seen. I use it and have restore more than
once with this to a new hard drive and the like.
I have restored just the xp partition using this. I use to use Ghost but
> -------Original Message-------
> From: ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com
> Date: 09/07/04 06:36:27
> To: ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [NTO] XP SP2
> My autoupdate keeps nagging me, but I'm strong and ignore it.
> Things are running (relatively) well, with infrequent crashes, so I'm
> going to just leave it where it is for now. Thanks all for the thoughts!