RainMaker - 3:57 pm on Aug 27, 2004 (gmt 0)
Whenever something like a service pack comes out for an OS I feel the need to format. When I got my hands on it I formatted and started with a fresh install with SP2. So far all of the applications I have ran and the drivers for all of my hardare installed ok. Although I do notice that SP2 does do some infiltration with IE and the desktop etc. So far I have been able to do what I normally do in Windows without a hitch...that is using Visual studio, web development as well as desktop development and running my benchmark programs. I don't know if it was because I started fresh and didn't apply on top of sp1 or not but I have been pleased over all. I will say though that I have a software firewall that is still blocking access attemps to my computer with SP2's firewall. So I am not too sure what's up with that...but I can't expect much from Microsoft in the security area despite their excellent efforts to fix pathches as new exploits come out...etc etc.