View Full Version : SP1 Installation testimonies?

30-09-2002, 09:34 PM
OK, we've got Stuart suggesting we install SP1 for WinXP in the October issue, but I wanna know if some of the horror stories of SP1 installations I read about on the Net are true?

Has anyone had a good experience?

Is it really that necessary? Should we trust what Steve Gibson tells us, especially when there are quite a few people who seem to think he's full of hot air?

Views, opinions, etc. greatly appreciated. I have the SP1 .exe file on my HD, but I am not quite convinced I should double-click on it...


Babe Ruth
30-09-2002, 09:38 PM
Have completed >600 WinXP Pro Sp1 installations and >200 WinXP HE SP1 installationx - absolutely NO problems whatsoever. Will be doing more over the next month or 2... don't expect any issues. I personally don't care what others think/say about Steve Gibson but I do care about my clients security.


30-09-2002, 09:54 PM
no porblems at all

increases browser speed too.

don't be a pussy just do it

30-09-2002, 09:56 PM
It worked for me.

No problems discovered yet anyway.

30-09-2002, 10:06 PM
Well its pretty hard to top babes odds!!! And i don't think i have seen anybody post on this forum with sp1 related horror stories. What are the problems people are having with sp1??? One thing i do not like and only read in pc world (August pg49)after installing sp1, is the copyright protection feature, which was included in sp1(according to pc world -sept,page 8) - but what could you do?? Not install sp1?? Its a trade off situation really?? And my sp1 install seems to be problem free so far!!

Poppa John
30-09-2002, 10:07 PM
Chatoyer. I did it without any problems. If this whitehaired old dodo can do it, anyone can. Poppa John.

30-09-2002, 10:17 PM
I originally installed XP Pro in Feb using NTFS but couldn't do a Ghost image with my version. The installation went really smoothly. 2 weeks ago I did a re-install with Fat 32 then installed SP1 - no problems whatsoever. My 450 P3 system runs really quickly. I'm no expert, just a tinkerer.

Poppa John
30-09-2002, 10:32 PM
Does this mean that MS has got something right first time? Even if only an SP? Poppa John.

Babe Ruth
30-09-2002, 10:37 PM
Hmmm... maybe, maybe not. 80/20 rules...

On the WinXP News site they did a SP1 poll see WinXP_SP1 (http://www.winxpnews.com/)