View Full Version : Service Pack 2: Anyone getting it?

08-18-2004, 11:12 AM
I personally am going to hold off getting the update until I hear more news about the software that supposedly "runs differently." I don't want to install the service pack and then have to get visual studio working again because of it or something like that.

What about the rest of you? Anyone already install it?

08-18-2004, 11:29 AM
I'll wait until the first patch for it comes out and then install it.

08-18-2004, 12:00 PM
I got it. Works fine. But, I turned off the firewall and auto updates.

08-18-2004, 12:09 PM
Info on SP2: http://www.flashdaddee.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10445

08-18-2004, 01:02 PM
Haven't had any problems with it here. I also turned off the firewall and automatic updates, but there haven't been any software issues that I've noticed so far.

08-18-2004, 01:26 PM
Windows update delayed for SP2 according to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5737993/.

REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. has delayed automated distribution of a major security upgrade to its Windows XP operating system, citing a desire to give companies more time to test it.

The update, dubbed Service Pack 2, won't be available to companies that use Windows XP Professional until at least Aug. 25, Windows product manager John Murchinson said Tuesday. The rollout had been scheduled for Aug. 16.

You mean it hasn't been fully tested yet!?

08-18-2004, 05:05 PM
It has been fully tested by users of RC1 and RC2, but they want people like me who downloaded the network install version to report conflicts that they haven't discovered yet, but I haven't had any trouble, minus needing a patch for Nero. No biggie.

08-18-2004, 06:55 PM
What a great update that seems. I think I'll pass on that one. I use a bunch of that software.

08-18-2004, 07:11 PM
raw sockets are gone.

08-18-2004, 11:06 PM
>>raw sockets are gone

which means?

08-18-2004, 11:25 PM
you have to cook them now, of course

08-18-2004, 11:38 PM
Here's a great site fully explaining raw sockets and the stupidity that was including them in XP. http://www.grc.com/dos/intro.htm
I'll admit it takes a little reading but it's worth it. So far I have been unable to download SP2 from anywhere in MS, even autoupdate.

08-19-2004, 05:58 AM
Gibson Reasearch is the most laughable laugh of an lol website ever.

08-19-2004, 06:59 AM
I installed it and it fcked with my internet connection/VPN client... just turn off the firewall and you won't have a problem with those programs in the list. if you actually read it the Knowledge base article posted in these very forums, you would know that it's just the firewall messing with some programs.

I do have to say it really looks bad that there's over 10 microsoft programs that the firewall messes with...


08-19-2004, 09:31 AM
Since the firewall sucks anyways, just download SP2, kill the firewall, and download one of actual substance (i.e. Sygate).

08-19-2004, 09:49 AM
wasn't that one listed in the incompatibility list? :)

08-19-2004, 04:41 PM
Maybe, I never really looked thoroughly. The majority of the "broken" apps are a result of their new firewall.

08-24-2004, 05:16 AM
Apparently, Microsoft is now giving advice on how to block computers from downloading it's own Service Pack using the Window's Auto Update feature. Click here (http://www.itnews.com.au/storycontent.asp?ID=17&Art_ID=21201)

08-24-2004, 09:07 AM
that's because network people don't want their computers downloading and installing SPII until they get a chance to tweak it to their liking... standard practice...

08-24-2004, 12:27 PM
You'd think that places like that would have autoupdate disabled in the first place.

08-25-2004, 12:29 AM
Well, I'm waiting to download it until a hear at least a couple people tell me I'm really missing out on something great, and I don't think that's going to happen for a while. I doubt it'll magically turn Windows XP into a Linux-beater. It sounds like most of the updates aren't even needed on my part anyway, and won't be used (firewall? I got ZoneAlarm! Popup blocking for IE? Firefox is the best!).

08-25-2004, 10:03 AM
So how do I get it?

I have auto-updating set to notify me first--but nothing yet.

I've visited the MS site, but it seems you can only download it if you are using IE with ActiveX scripting turned on. Is there no easy way to download it?

08-25-2004, 03:43 PM
here's a direct link to the redistributable version.


08-26-2004, 12:57 AM
Thanks for that.

Windows has now asked me if I wanted to download SP2, I clicked 'yes', and heard nothing since. That was 5 hours ago. :)

I'll give your download link a try. Thanks again.