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Re: Windows XP service pack 2

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I installed SP2 on my desktop with an Intel motherboard a few days ago. I had no problems with it. What I did was to back up my data on a CD and reformated my Hard DIsk, reinstalled XP then SP1 and SP2. Then reinstalled all softwares. The whole process just took about 3 hours . Its important that all drivers must be the latest versions. Some hardware drivers may have some problems with SP-2 but the manufacturers also have their own way to go around it.

Albert Ford <awford3(--nospam--at)> wrote:
I installed Windows XP SP2 on my laptop a week and a half ago, and I had problems.  It took about 5 hours to install, and the only problem during the install was that it did not recognize NAV.  Later that day when I restarted my laptop, it would not boot back up to the desktop.  I cantacted MS support using my desktop.  They thought the problem was that my Compaq laptop had Windows tailored for its system (not generic).  They gave me a procedure to reinstall SP1.  That worked OK, but it did not recognize some programs.  I had to reinstall MS Office 2000, but it did not recognize that NAV was installed.  There were some other issues, so I did a complete reinstall of the Compaq disks.  MS Supports recommendation was to contact Compaq/HP to see if they had a patch to solve.  I have not followed through with this yet because of the time involved to install.  I tried to install on my desktop which is a generic system, but the system was over-loaded with requests when I tried to install SP2 and it recommended to try again later.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Mark D. Baker"
Sent: Sep 14, 2004 6:04 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Windows XP service pack 2

Does anyone have any success/horror stories to tell upon installing service pack 2? I have not installed it yet.




Mark D. Baker

Baker Engineering



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