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Windows XP Service Pack 2 question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Gutter, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That's why I said to run Windows Update -- to fix the fixes...
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    How hard is it to backup your system? And how do you do it?
  3. ARD

    ARD Member

    Updated my five PCs to SP2 within two weeks after it came out. Zero problems. I encounter many, many more problems caused by anti-virus and similar "protection" software than from Windows itself. I use Acronis to back up daily to an external HD anyway, but I don't worry about Windows Update. I'd rather have the latest security patches than fret about it.
  4. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    It should be under System Tools in the Accessories part of your program menu. You will need to do this on CDs or DVDs depending on how much stuff you have.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not under mine... just be sure before you start to create a restore point. If things go wrong, you can (in theory) get a do over...
  6. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    XP Pro has the backup option, XP Home does not.


    I don't care if you are Mac or PC, BACK UP YOUR FILES!

    I have my laptop networked to my desktop computer, so I back up files from my laptop to my desktop as my laptop is primarily my work computer. Works slick.

    Another way to back up your files is to use the Transfer Files option in XP. Save it to CD. That option also takes less CD space.

    As far as SP2, install it. No problem. If you have any specific questions, PM me.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Hey, thanks for your prompt help... ;)
  8. markvid

    markvid Guest

  9. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Vista still has issues and I'm not too happy with some of its functionality. I have it running on one of my machines but it has really high minimum requirements so it isn't really suggested for use on many of the machines that were purchased more than a few months ago.

    In terms of XP SP2... You should always backup but there is rarely a problem installing these things. Just go to the website and run their updates. It could take a few hours but it is worth the time to keep updating.
  10. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Pastor, where can one get a Vista beta?
    I've look on Microsoft's site, but to no avail.
  11. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Mine came from MS a month or two ago so I have Beta 2, but you can register to snag a copy of the newer Release Candidate 1 here: www.WindowsVistaEvalReg.com

    Check on the minimum requirements, in particular for graphics, because that is where the majority of changes are made.
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Well, here's one more tip for all of you.

    If you have installed SP2, DO NOT uninstall it.

    This news comes to you after 20 hours and one hard format.
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