SP2 Install?? Did it cause problems?

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  1. fordy

    fordy Well-Known Member

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    ............I've had my SP disc for a month or so , but have held off on install since i've heard about people having Problems with their computer . I've got Zone Labs which is supposed to be compatable with SP so I'm wondering if I even Need to Fool with SP......fordy... :eek: :)
     
  2. mysticokra

    mysticokra Well-Known Member

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    You might get a better answer in the computers forum.

    I have NOT installed SP2 because of the known problems with its firewall.
    Brian Livingston's newsletter has details on how to work without it.

    See http://windowssecrets.com
     

  3. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    I purposely haven't upgraded because of all the problems
     
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    CJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I haven't had any problems with it at all. The firewall isn't an issue anyway, if you run a stand alone one. I use Norton's firewall, and it recommends disabling the Windows firewall during setup.

    I did however, install SP2 on a fresh format and clean install of Windows.
     
  5. Nevada

    Nevada Voice of Reason Supporter

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    I have installed SP2 on 3 machines here and 2 others. No problems.

    I never use a port blocking firewall for the simple reason that any hacker worth his salt can walk right through it if the right vulnerabilities exist. I also recomend against firewalls for my customers, since firewalls can create access problems that customers ultimately blame on us.

    Do your Microsoft security updates, use anti-virus software, and keep adware out of your machine.
     
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    stormwalker Well-Known Member

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    David Pogue, from the New York Times has a couple of columns on it. It sounds mighty dicey!
     
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    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    Ditto,no problem with zonealarm either.
    BooBoo