Re: [NH] FW: [NTO] XP SP2
- There has been much discussion of the headaches people have had
updating to SP2 at SitePoint in this thread
http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188301 I haven't
followed it that closely since I'm not running XP but you might want to
check it out.
--- Dart Chris <c.dart@...> wrote:
> ntb- OffTopic list is refusing me. If this gets through on the html_______________________________
> could I kindly request the moderator to put it on the right list and
> work out why it is blocked - thanks
> From: Dart Chris
> Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 10:06 AM
> To: 'ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com'
> Subject: RE: [NTO] XP SP2
> Re Firewalls and SP2
> I had McFee firewall running at home when I loaded SP2. SP2
> identified McFee
> firewall and accepted it, at the end of the setup I was presented
> with McFee
> firewall as the default and all its settings intact. Windows firewall
> offered but my McFee firewall was set as default.
> I don't think you can default Microsoft for that !
> McFee Antivirus had a bit of a headache after loading SP2 - It had to
> manually started after starting the PC and the controls to handle
> this were
> confused, showing it was OFF when it was ON etc. (I ran a virus check
> and again later but nothing found and no further problems) - I
> McFee Antivirus and all was OK.
> I mentioned before that Nero had a severe problem and there were
> messages from Nero and Microsoft; each saying get the solution from
> other. I easily found a patch from Nero that solved the problem
> So far nothing else has shown problems: Illustrator, Dreamweaver,
> WSftp_Pro, Pinnacle 9 Video, etc all OK . . . so far!
> From: Robert Romberger [mailto:jestar@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 7:05 AM
> To: ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [NTO] XP SP2
> On 2 Sep 2004 at 3:26, Christine wrote:
> > Any opinions on SP2? I've seen the (growing) list of apps that SP2
> > to freeze and it ain't looking good. My auto installer is nagging
> me to
> > cliiiiiiick the button. Come on. Just installlll and everything'll
> > alllll right.
> > Any feedback on your part yet?
> A little late on my part, but here you go. Make sure you have a
> restore point ready in case something goes wrong with the install of
> On my wife's computer (basically the same hardware as mine), the SP2
> install went okay - no problems with the install or her apps. My
> on the other hand, didn't make it past the updated installer/checker
> software. On reboot I ended up with a black screen of death -
> freeze. I had to roll back to a restore point from the previous day
> to get
> back to doing work. I haven't bothered trying to figure out what went
> since I got back running. It is probably a driver incompatibility,
> but I
> don't know which one yet.
> What I do suggest is to turn off the automatic updates (even
> but keep a weekly schedule of checking for them. The why is
> illustrated in
> my attempt with SP2 above - if something breaks, I want to be the one
> looking at it when it happens. I've also seen where the updated SP2
> (Microsoft's firewall) breaks the MS Office update option. It doesn't
> complain about the MS Office update trying to connect, it just
> anything from coming down. I much prefer my own firewall that I've
> had long
> before MS came out with theirs - Sygate Person Firewall. It works
> well and
> has lots of configuration options (so it might not be as easy to set
> up as
> others) to fine tune what can and can't reach the web. Lastly, the
> new SP2
> "Security Center" service is just a pain - I turned it off finally by
> into the Services snap-in and setting it to disable. For some reason
> it running, it will try to turn back on the ICF and auto updates
> which I
> had specifically set to off, which can lead to unexplained reboots.
> Oh, and make sure you have plenty of spare time to run the update to
> It is a 78+ MB package, so I highly recommend a DSL/Cable connection
> better if you want to download it. Otherwise, order the CD.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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