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  1. #1
    Lohsing
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    Default [OT] Thoughts on XP SP2

    I hate it. I'm a Microsoft supporter from way back, but I hate everything this patch has done to my system.

    It started ok, but after one week of having it installed on my PC, I started getting random errors.... reading up on the net, I wasn't the only person suffering from this...

    It turns out it was a combination of factors:

    1. Divx not playing nicely with SP2, when right clicking items it causes explorer crashes.

    2. Alcohol 120% and Daemon Tools virtual drives causing further random errors when used.

    The end result has been a complete re-install of my system and updates to SP1.

    I now refuse to install SP2 until these 3rd party software writers sort their stuff out and provide updates compliant with SP2 so that I don't end up with an unstable PC leading to a complete re-install.

    Lo.

  2. #2
    Mike
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    Default Re: [OT] Thoughts on XP SP2

    >> Thoughts on XP SP2

    I find it good.

    >> 1. Divx not playing nicely with SP2, when right
    >> clicking items it causes explorer crashes.

    I've had no problems with DivX...

    >> 2. Alcohol 120% and Daemon Tools virtual
    >> drives causing further random errors when used.

    ... Nor with Daemon Tools (I don't use A120%).

    I'm also a MS supporter from way back, and still am. There are always teething problems with big patches like this, so it might be worth a reload to see if it works better on a cleaner install.

    Mike.

  3. #3
    Lohsing
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    Default Re: [OT] Thoughts on XP SP2

    Hmmm... my last re-install was only a month ago with full patches till then following a mobo replacement.

    I am talking about divx encoding with Dr Divx and SP2... there are definite issues there!

    Lo.

  4. #4
    CYaBro
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    Default Re: [OT] Thoughts on XP SP2

    Lo, I had the same problem with Dr DivX but there is a fix available on the website. It involves editing the registry though.
    According to the website they are going to release a new version soon for SP2.

    That is the only problem I have found so far.

  5. #5
    Chilling_Silence
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    Default Re: [OT] Thoughts on XP SP2

    Ive been using old and new versions of Alcohol 120% with WinXP SP2 since the first Beta was available! No issues.

    Bummer about DivX, but I cant say Ive used Dr DivX to encode.... mencoder does me nicely ;-)


    Chill.

  6. #6
    Lohsing
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    Default Re: [OT] Thoughts on XP SP2

    > Lo, I had the same problem with Dr DivX but there is
    > a fix available on the website. It involves editing
    > the registry though.

    I thought the fix was purely turning of DEP?

    Lo.

  7. #7
    Mike
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    Default Re: [OT] Thoughts on XP SP2

    > Hmmm... my last re-install was only a month ago with
    > full patches till then following a mobo replacement.
    >
    > I am talking about divx encoding with Dr Divx and
    > SP2... there are definite issues there!

    Ah - I don't use Dr Divx I have heard there's a fix though.

    Mike.

  8. #8
    Odin
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    Default Re: [OT] Thoughts on XP SP2

    Post #1 Mine is doing the same and I haven't even installed it yet I thought that was just the normal windows operation

  9. #9
    CYaBro
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    Default Re: [OT] Thoughts on XP SP2

    No you don't have to do that.

    Go here in regedit and delete the key:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\En codeDivXExt

    That should fix the right-click errors.

  10. #10
    cadifan
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    Default Re: [OT] Thoughts on XP SP2

    With so many people having problems and others none I'm begining to wonder if it wouldn't be easier to just return to paper and pencil ?:|

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