Now this worries me a little. I agreed to be guinea pig for all of us here when they released SP2 first and ended up having to reformat my entire hard drive and reinstall SP1... I hope that they've got it right this time!
...ended up having to reformat my entire hard drive and reinstall SP1
I was one that was in on the initial tests of SP2 as well and it blew everything up for me too. Required me to scrub my drive and start over. I did install SP2 in it's final release and it has worked fine for me since.
Be careful updating if you don't want Messenger!
Messenger is easily removed through add/remove programs and windows components.
Is there anything to do to prepare before updating to SP2?
Not that I know of - I've been poking around looking for anything and it seems like the whole thing will just run on the MS autopilot. They are pretty confident that the early confilcts are all resolved.
Related article - "Time Runs Out For SP2 Refuseniks" [pcpro.co.uk...]
Msg#: 10058 posted 10:37 am on Apr 15, 2005 (gmt 0)
Then again if you never let IE get near the internet anymore from your box you can neither be forced into the latest feature /update / patch ..and all the nasty stuff cant get at the OS anyway ..
Strikes me a much safer way to live ..last time I let IE or outlook near the net was last year just before I got hit with a 2kb encrypted .js file in an incoming mail header .. never did find out what was in it but it killed all files in system folder that began with the letter L ..and exploded outlook ..
So now IE isn't allowed to connect ..and Outlook neither . Curiosty prompts me to ask you guys ..how big are the file sizes of the current crop of "shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted"...M$ never seems to think of the poor slobs on dialup who are looking at 3 day downloads when they are suddenly auto updated from Redmond
I wonder how MS fared with using the same day for both their Security Alerts and their SP 2 updates.
April 13 turned out to be a day of technical trouble on the Internet - with 2 huge spikes of packet loss. From my spot here in Boston trying to send email or get to a website during those periods was like trying to get through a thicket of thorns. I've been looking for some news about the problem but have found nothing -- except that [internettrafficreport.com...] shows the trouble on their graph (see the 7-day packet loss graph right now).