August 26th, 2004, 10:55 AM
Windows SP2 CD now avilable get it whilst it hot
This order will be shipped via: standard. You should receive your CD within 28 days.
August 26th, 2004, 10:57 AM
Might I add...
If you dare!
August 26th, 2004, 11:01 AM
August 26th, 2004, 11:11 AM
Hey, it worked! Miracle!
August 26th, 2004, 11:23 AM
A lot of sites and boards are also saying there are lots of problems and SP2 upgrading may not be the best thing to do just yet - too many problems. See this:
Just for info....
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.
August 26th, 2004, 04:04 PM
It's very important to put the problems in perspective, what you always hear about on the forums is where someone has had a problem, but what you don't hear is from the other 100 or 1,000 or 10,000, whatever, who have had no problems at all.
And I've got to say I think MS have really shot themselves in the foot with that article. Nearly all the problems with those apps are simple because the firewall is turned on by default and is blocking Internet access to those apps. I have quite a few apps on that list, and by turning the Windows Firewall off and continuing to use Zone Alarm Pro, I have had zero problems with any of the apps. But people, understandably, look at that list and decide they want nothing to do with SP2. And there are a lot of bugfixes and closed security holes in SP2.
Also, I've noticed that some of the reported problems are with downloads that have come from non-MS sites. If you download from anywhere other than MS you don't know what you're getting. MS have asked that any download of SP2 should be reported to email@example.com, so clearly they're taking this quite seriously.
August 26th, 2004, 05:33 PM
I ordered one and I don't even have XP. If I run it on my Win98SE machine will that get me, like, Windows 2001 1/2?
Just kidding, I'll get a lot of use out it. I find a lot of people would rather let someone else install something like that.
Last edited by Leurgy; August 27th, 2004 at 06:43 AM.
We use our powers for good, not evil
Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong
conclusion with confidence.
August 27th, 2004, 03:16 AM
You could always put it with your AOL CD collection
August 27th, 2004, 10:15 AM
Just anote for UK users this months October PC Plus [which just arrived] includes an official windows SP2 CD.So it seems the presses managed to release it before Microsofts official outlet.
September 8th, 2004, 12:18 AM
I ordered the sp2 cd from microsoft, got it within a week ... I installed it about 4 days ago .... I was a little leary on doing this, considering all the pros and cons that have been posted .... well, the installation went without a hitch, and everything on the comp is running great ....
September 8th, 2004, 06:50 PM
took me 15 days to get mine.
If I Ain't Crappie Fishin', I'm Thinkin' About It
listen with your eyes---its the only way to believe what you hear...
September 9th, 2004, 01:48 PM
I ordered mine as soon as it became availabke...still no CD...
September 9th, 2004, 03:22 PM
thought I'd be waiting the full 6 weeks for it to come, but like I said got it in less than week ... what really surprises me, is that I live in Canada ... it didn't come regular mail, it came by courier and it did come from microsoft canada ......
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)