Friggin XP is a PILE of SH1T with SP2

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How many people here experience sh1tty friggin problems with sp2 and drivers, it friggin screws [-peep-] up you only notice later, and theres a hidden copywright program in it which [-peep-] u up if u wanna share [-peep-] they never tell you that when you install it.

I have a legit copy of XP.
 
SP2 works fine for me.



















hahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahaaa.....ha

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Muha ha ha ha ha!

Works fine for me, ha ha!

Seriously, check compatability before upgrading, know what you are getting yourself into, it is MS ya know.

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Oh yeah, swearing gets editted to "[-peep-]", so your post looks stupid, and it's kind of hard to read.

Also, it's 'you' not 'u'.

Damn AOL kids...sheesh :lol:

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I have a legit copy of XP.

Muhahahaha, like one ever was made...

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also, you can uninstall SP2 if your not happy with it.

So there.

Rape / Flame / Comedy over, thanks for the help Rich. :lol:

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I had strolling texts that stop working on a home made web page. It might have been partly my fault for clicking so fast. Outside of that no problems and I installed it on three others PCs with no reported problems.
 
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Its not really XP or SP2 its the dam drivers, for sum reasen after every 4 months of updating drivers e,t,c with lots of heavy use i keep getting bugs in the system causing un predictable crashes.
 

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simple.....don't upgrade drivers.

find one that works well, and don't touch the ah heck.

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You do know not to update drivers through windows update. I agree with alltaken, since I only update my video card once and awhile. It might be different if I had the latest card. Also, any other problem caused from updating you might have to wait for a fix.
 

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Why not update through windows update?

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RichPLS

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Solve all ur prollems, switch to linux

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Because you’re less likely to have any problems if you go straight to the manufacture of the device you want to update and get the drivers through them.
 

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yes i agree go to the manufacturer, for example.

my Vid-card is a leadtek Nvidia GF4 Ti4200, A250 MyVivo blah blah blah

Windows XP has default nvidia drivers, but they don't offer the functions of the manufacturers drivers.
Nvidia has "Nvidia drivers" which are the latest and greatest, but from experience were unstable with my card, and didn't offer all the functionality i needed.

then going to "leadtek" and getting their drivers, The work perfectly, and offer the ful functionality of the card. they are based around the Nvidia drivers, but are tweeked just for the card.

Microsoft signed drivers are garenteed to work, but they chop out all the fun in order to get stability.

manufacturers IMO are the most reliable, if you want the features too.

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I would tend to agree with you, just because some here don't seem to be having problems doesn't mean they won't later on, so heres my take on this thing. It seems a lot of problems occur with some of the AMD 64bit CPUs, I've got one that SP2 and it did not get along with at all it was a mobile opteron, uninstalling SP2 on that machine didn't completely resolve the issues resulting in reloading the OP/SYS from scratch and only installing SP1 back on the machine, now that machine is fine.

Another computer [Built from Scratch], running an AMD XP3200+ Barton Core ran into quick problems with SP2 as installed as an upgrade, that also ended up being OP/SYS reinstalled from scratch with SP2 and it seems to be OK but I am running Zone Alarm Pro with the XPs firewall completely disabled, and I'm only using that system for online gaming period, with no other applications loaded but the games.

The main machines I've installed SP2 on with no problems at all are Dell, Gateway, HP, etc., because those machines, Name Brand Machines were thoroughly bench tested by Microsoft itself, the majority of the Beta testing was to cover machines people had built themselves, and to be fair to Microsoft its almost impossible for them to cover all the hardware combinations possible to build from scratch from.

My advice to you is to disregard all the moronic insults you've received in this thread so far, just because they haven't had problems doesn't mean they don't exist, back up all your important files, and reinstall WinXP with SP1 and your problems will disappear. Microsoft needs some time to work out all the bugs arising with SP2 and eventually they will resolve everything, it may take SP3 to resolve everything, but look at Win2K its up to SP4, so obviously WinXP a more complicated OP/SYS is going to take a while to get the bugs completely out of it.






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