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  1. #1
    Zippity
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    Default Any tips for upgrading to XP SP2?

    Hopefully my copy of PC World will arrive in tomorrow's post

    Is there a list/FAQ on this forum that leads me step by step?

    Obviously I don't want to stuff up my PC in the process of upgrading

  2. #2
    godfather
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    Default Re: Any tips for upgrading to XP SP2?

    Step by Step?

    Put CD in drive.

    Select the XPSP2

    Run the application

    Go and have a coffee.


    Thats it.

    It creates a restore point, "just in case"

  3. #3
    Elephant
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    Default Re: Any tips for upgrading to XP SP2?

    Agreed 100%

    Just so long as you are not thinking that WinXP2 will solve any other problems you may have.

  4. #4
    Gods-Hitman
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    Default Re: Any tips for upgrading to XP SP2?

    Srry for hijacking but do you have to install SP1 fisrt?

  5. #5
    godfather
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    Default Re: Any tips for upgrading to XP SP2?

    Apparently not, it will install over unpatched XP, or XPSP1.

    No experience in that, but look for yourself using Google, that seems to be quire clear.

    But as with all these patches, if it needed XPSP1 it would say so when you tried to install. But apparently it covers all the XPSP1 issues?

  6. #6
    drb1
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    Default Re: Any tips for upgrading to XP SP2?

    > Hopefully my copy of PC World will arrive in
    > tomorrow's post
    >
    > Is there a list/FAQ on this forum that leads me step
    > by step?
    >
    > Obviously I don't want to stuff up my PC in the
    > process of upgrading

    Godfather

    It creates a restore point,

    Caution,

    Create your own restore point, make a small safe change, Test you restore point , if all is well follow godfathers inst.

    Have been bitten by restore point failure, most annoying.

  7. #7
    Vince
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    Default Re: Any tips for upgrading to XP SP2?

    Dell recommend upgrading your BIOS first. Presumably that applies to all computers. Vince

  8. #8
    godfather
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    Default Re: Any tips for upgrading to XP SP2?

    > Dell recommend upgrading your BIOS first. Presumably
    > that applies to all computers. Vince


    Eeek!

    No it doesn't apply to "all computers" Vince!

    NEVER upgrade/update the BIOS unless you specifically need to, in order to correct an issue that has been clearly identified and corrected in the update.

    There is an ever-present risk that any BIOS update will fail (something in the order of 5%) which usually means your entire motherboard is toast.

    Then, as older motherboards are no longer available you need a new one, your RAM probably will not be compatable, possibly the same for video, any pre-installed OEM version of Windows will no longer install (BIOS locked) requiring a new copy.

    Do the sums, its not a cheap exercise. Its a calculated risk.

  9. #9
    bk T
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    Default Re: Any tips for upgrading to XP SP2?

    > Srry for hijacking but do you have to install SP1
    > fisrt?


    No. You don't have to. Just apply SP2. Have done it on 2 machines without any problem.

  10. #10
    stu120404
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    Default Re: Any tips for upgrading to XP SP2?

    > Is there a list/FAQ on this forum that leads me step
    > by step?

    There will be a FAQ once the Sept Issue of the PC World Mag comes out.

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