Re: [NTO] XP SP2
- --- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, "Alec Burgess" <burale@a...> >
Assuming that the author is correct accross the board, with the
> in one window and "Start and stop system services" open in another,AFAICT
> it would take someone about 3 minutes to implement all hisrecommendations.
> Am I missing something?From the article:
"Turning [unnecessary services] on by default is a ... major source of
trouble for home users, who can't be expected to know what services
they do and don't need, or how to harden their systems by disabling
Average user is happy with SP2 as-is, without bothering with those
changes. It takes about the same to make Win2000 much more secure
compared to default settings (plenty of enabled services there!), but
how many people bothered to do that?
Mr. Greene criticizes SP2 firewall because it doesn't warn user about
outgoing connections. OTOH I agree with him but on the other hand I
don't want to see another program conditioning users clicking "OK"
with gazillion "program foo wants to access the Internet. Do you allow
it?" requests. I bet most users would click "OK" just to be safe.
- 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!