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http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=750878

So far I'm running it with no problems, So i give you a link for the ones like me, who like to live on the edge. :D

This is a Release Candidate, Use at your own risk.

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I d/l'd it quite a several weeks ago. Haven't installed it though. I just never got around to it and what I have is working fine.

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i think i can wait a month for a service pack ;)

the what is this??

The name is Sevice Pack 2

:blink:

it's just in the RC stages. meaning you can actually help with the bug process.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Running SP2 RC 2 now. Much better now, and I can install programs.

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I have been doing a little research before I install!!

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=884130

running ZA pro 4.5 with web filtering, with no probs.

also running the final version of SP2.

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Been running it for 3 weeks now. No problems. Once I shut off the Firewall and the AV detection thingy.

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How do you disable the Windows Security Alerts from the taskbar?

open the Control Panel for it.

Start > Control Panel > Security Center

From there click on the recommendatons tab of each and check under each setting for firewall, and AV, that you will monitor it yourself, as for the Windows Update, MS is force feeding anyone who uses SP2 to Use it in somw way, so if you do not want to download them, at use the Notify me, but do not download and install them option under the Automatic Updates Tab when you right click on My Computer (Desktop Icon) and select properties, You can also access that stuff by holding the Start Key on your keyboard and hitting Pause/Break.

The only access to the Secuirty Center is by way of the annoying tray icon, or the control panel.

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The security center is a pain in the ass.  I wish microsoft would have made it an option instead of an automatic thing.  I will play with it when I actually get around to installing sp2 on my main rig - which will be going through a format this weekend.

It's a good thing Microshaft is finally enforcing the update to SP2 (least they will be), but you are right about the security center being a pain i the ass.

More interaction required, is not a bad thing, but if you have Auto Updates disabled totally, I find it soo (the D-word) annoying that every boot you see a pop up box reminding you that it's disabled, i mean after all, If I disabled it, then why the hell would I want to see a (the D-word) reminder about it?? But the nag about a Firewall and AV software, I totally agree with.

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You can get rid of the nag screens. Open the Security Center, left side at the bottom. Change the way etc.

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Installed SP2, no problems so far. Couldn't get it from windows update so I dl'd the 272MB version for admins.

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Yeah, I found one. If you run any third party firewall and set windows firewall to inactive, if you disable the third party firewall windows firewall automatically starts up. You need to go to the security center and disable it again.

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What is funny, is that if you install Norton Internet Security - After doing all the updates - it prompts you to dissallow other applications (such as windows security center) from gaining information about the av/firwall software.

McAffee does something similar. If you don't get all the updates for it, windows security center says it exists but it doesn't know what it is.

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I updated all three computers. Only thing I noticed so far that didn't work was Easy CD Creator version 5 basic. I had to reinstall the patch from Roxio and it worked again.

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I updated all three computers.  Only thing I noticed so far that didn't work was Easy CD Creator version 5 basic.  I had to reinstall the patch from Roxio and it worked again.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I always hated Roxio, too (the D-word) buggy to me, and the company ruined a perfectly good software. Nero and Alcohol are great. But it's good they are still supporting it in XP SP2.

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K, getting random reboots. Going to remove and see if it still happens.

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Thats odd. I have it installed on 3 different rigs and its been just fine.

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It's probably just a conflict with something I have on my PC, no reboots since removing but I am witholding judgement until it has been on a little longer.

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It could be any number of things. Remember, I posted a list of software incompatibilities in another thread... use the search function. When xp crashes... it just reboots. You might have some software issues there. The list is growing and growing, however, i don't think they update it.

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K, been doing some reading and I'll probably wait for SP3. There are known issues with SP2 and DEP on 64-bit machines (among other things). I am having no problems with SP1, so until M$ forces me to update, I'll wait.

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