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teddybear
29-08-2004, 09:14 PM
Running XP Home with SP1
Using Mozilla 1.7.1
To date I have had no problems with security issues etc.
Is it that important to install SP2 with all the problems it could cause.
Am on Dialup - (don't network) Just download a few programs and general surfing.
Don't use the internet for buying or banking.
Your views please.

Augustus
29-08-2004, 10:51 PM
Sooner or later you will have to bite the bullet. If you have dial up I would either ring microsoft and ask them to send you a free update disk or buy the Sept edition of PC World which will have an update CD included. I have updated three of my computers so far with no problems except it installed some strange links on internet explorer which I have deleted. There will always be some people who automatically resist all changes - you can tell them by the way their knuckles drag on the ground when they walk.

supergran
29-08-2004, 11:32 PM
Well Augustus, mine must be one set of knuckles you see dragging, cos until there are less issues with SP2 I sure are NOT installing it, even though I have ordered the disc through Microsoft. If needs be, I shall go back to the 98SE that I own. This XP stuff is getting just a little too much. LOL

willie_M
30-08-2004, 12:20 AM
I have no skin left on my knuckles, lol.

Never wanted to update... ms can see where i am then.. Altho I had to update to win2ksp3 to install nortons, i noted no change.

I also used 98 for many years and NEVER ever upgraded. Nothing happened it was fine.

This windows update stuff is plain bullsh*t. Some ms ploy to make you 'aware' of them. bastards...

But if you're a simple n00b that doesn't pirate, or crack or anything like that (which none of us do of course... by some magical feat we can all afford ms's expensive software) then i would recommend upgrading.

I don't upgrade cos I'm an expert ;-)

whiskeytangofoxtrot
30-08-2004, 12:33 AM
> Well Augustus, mine must be one set of knuckles you
> see dragging, cos until there are less issues with
> SP2 I sure are NOT installing it

They aren't going to re-release it. It's out, bugs and all, it's up to the other software manufacturers now to fix their software to work with it regardless of the fact Microsoft broke it in the first place.

Just install it, then install the subsequent repair patches they are writing for it, then build a bridge and get on with your life.

If it hoses your machine, reinstall windows, get blaster in the process, reinstall the patches, reinstall your software, and thank the Lord for another day using a Redmond OS.

kiwibeat
30-08-2004, 08:58 AM
Dont wait till all the bugs are fixed will take about 2 months or so even then you are better off with a image backup program like ghost or DriveImage .
I still use 98SE on my PC without a firewall and thus dont need to worry about massive updates and reporting home etc works fine on my old 1.3 GHZ AMD system

mark c
30-08-2004, 11:09 AM
I've used win98se for three years and only did a couple of updates at first then got sick of it. I think with not using IE and being cautious and using anti-crudware programs and keeping AV up to date you can get away with it.

This comp runs like a train.

Yours., etc
knuckledragger:D

supergran
30-08-2004, 09:58 PM
I can't afford a image program like Ghost etc, and the only reason I have XP is that is what was on the puter when I bought it. I will just carry on using Firefox, av and zone alarm, spybot and adaware. I don't game, go to weird sites, or porn sites, and the av and zone alarm and adaware etc have kept this puter pretty clean so far, as far as I know, so I will just carry on, and not install. And if that means my knuckles are dragging, so be it. I haven't got the knowledge or the inclination to try and fix it if the upgrade doesn't work, and I sure as heck don't have the money for techies, so guess that answers the question about will I or won't I on my puter LOL

teddybear
31-08-2004, 08:49 PM
Thanks to all who replyed.
I think I will sit on the fence for a while and see what happens in the next few months.

drb1
02-09-2004, 02:15 AM
> I can't afford a image program like Ghost etc, and
> the only reason I have XP is that is what was on the
> puter when I bought it. I will just carry on using
so be it. I haven't

Ect
> got the knowledge or the inclination to try and fix
> it if the upgrade doesn't work, and I sure as heck
> don't have the money for techies, so guess that
> answers the question about will I or won't I on my
> puter LOL

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Augustus
02-09-2004, 06:54 AM
Well Augustus, mine must be one set of knuckles you see dragging, cos until there are less issues with SP2 I sure are NOT installing it, even though I have ordered the disc through Microsoft. If needs be, I shall go back to the 98SE that I own. This XP stuff is getting just a little too much. LOL

Supergran's are exempt

JJJJJ
02-09-2004, 07:18 AM
Of course you should install it.
What problems are people talking about? From what I can gather most problems seem to be caused by early third party software that should have been scrapped or updated years ago.
And it is way past time when win 98 was replaced by XP.
Some people have very short memories ,or are very young. Remember the PROBLEMS when Windows was originally introduced? Each version of Windows has been markedly better than the previous one. XP is nearly faultless. If you are having problems I'll bet their's an incompatability problem involved.
Security Problems. These will never be completely removed. No matter how secure you think your computer is there's always someone who will find a way around the safeguards and updates.
Jack