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Re: Windows XP service pack 2

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How much would you charge to reinstall my XP box? The last time I installed XP from scratch it was just over an hour start to finish. MS Office 2k3 takes at least a half an hour, and AutoCAD about the same (assuming you use plain vanilla). The last time I had to update my ATI Catalyst drivers took 45 minutes alone.

You must have precious few programs to install. The last time I had to do a from-scratch build, it took about 2 days to get everything running (okay, probably only 10-12 of those hours were dedicated to the install process).

At 12:18 PM 9/15/2004 -0700, you wrote:
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.

Jordan Truesdell, PE

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