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XP SP2 glitches to trip up one in 10 upgrades - report
The Register (U.K.) ^ | September 2, 2004 | John Leyden

Posted on 09/02/2004 8:58:56 AM PDT by Stoat

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To: Stoat

Norton(any Norton), various instant messaging programs, and all sorts of add-on search and utility bars really destroy the speed and efficiency of computers. While they will run in the background with most applications, an operating system upgrade changes and restarts way too many processes to survive them.

It is almost universal that when I get a computer dropped off in my office because it won't run right, the system tray has fifteen or more running processes. Gator is a major offender.

No matter how many times you tell them, users just can't keep themselves from clicking "yes" when a web site or email offers to give them something for free.

At our August faculty meeting, I got a whole lot of grief for refusing to open attachments sent by our Director (or anybody else for that matter). "They're safe. They went through the exchange server."

Last month, I had the distinct pleasure of reformatting the Director's hard disk and reinstalling the operating system. We found 3 worms, 2 trojans and a bunch of virus, plus over a thousand adware/malware/spyware programs. One of the trojans was bad enough that we couldn't remove it.

Nobody is laughing anymore.

Having a clue about security and operating system installation is something that should be kept to onesself. Every Tom, Dick and Harry who has a problem thinks he can drop his computer in your lap and get help. I actually put a sign on my door that says "Steve does not fix computers." It didn't help.

In any case, every computer in my building has had the service pack 2 installed without any problems.

81 posted on 01/09/2005 3:57:56 PM PST by Poser (Joining Belly Girl in the Pajamahadeen)
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To: Salgak
Hell, my OVEN is 14 years old, but guess what, it still cooks dinner just fine: by your argument, it's time to run over to Home Depot and buy a new one. . .

You sound like me, the main TV we have is a 1982 Zenith we got in early 1983 when I was a high school sophomore and we watch it to this day. B-) I'd like to fix it someday but I still have our first color TV, a 1970 Zenith.
82 posted on 01/09/2005 4:19:30 PM PST by Nowhere Man (We have enough youth, how about a Fountain of Smart?)
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To: donozark

I had a geek upgrade my XP Home and all is running fine.

83 posted on 01/09/2005 6:42:30 PM PST by Hattie
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To: Hattie

Pleased that you are up and running with XP-SP/2. But many aren't, as yet. As late as yesterday, threads appear here stating many problems still exist with download of SP/2. Still about 10% of people experiencing problems. The "re-starting" problem still gets mention-although not honorable mention....

84 posted on 01/10/2005 5:06:57 AM PST by donozark
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