If you have XP INSTALL SPK1 asap....there is a flaw that allows for the deletion of non-system file in no patched XP machines
installed at home ...and am sitting...:upset: and sitting while it downloads at work....SET a few HOURS aside for the install...it takes awhile
dont see much change...start - run- winver will verify the install build and sevice pack
there is a fourth tab in add remove programs...but my email program appears to be the only one i can change
and as far as the fix for product activation...The fix for the fix that will alow you to still run the coprate edition after service pack install...it was out there for a week already....damm the pirates are quick :bandit:
I installed the patch and everything is running as smoothly as before. No matter what problems some may have with SP1, get it installed as the security flaw that Microsoft has known about (and did nothing until now to correct) is probably the most serious operating system flaw Microsoft has ever created. On a scale of 1 to 10, this flaw is a 20!
I finally got SP1 last night (co-worker) was nice enough to put it up on one of our local net servers for me 130k a second It seems to be fine so far.. gotta uninstall IE, Media Player Messenger OE and all the other crap.. and then I might have a decent OS heh
Like when they tell you in work we are going to give you MORE time off.
Oh and by the way you will also be receiving LESS pay.
The only thing I have seen so far is they give you the option of removing Messenger in add/remove programs. But I think it's time to look about a little and see if there is anything obvious......................:winkgrin:
Oh! I just found speech and something called Microsoft Sam that's new to me. It's in the control panel.
LOL! Hey Speedo, no I dont have Windows Media 9. Its still beta.. so I dont think I would put it on the Fresh install. I should try it on my system now though. I just finished slipstreaming XP & SP1 and it actually turned out.
The changes aren't in the interface.. but if you go to >control panel>add remove programs>add/remove windows components>
You'll notice you can remove IE, OE, Messenger, MSN explorer and a few other things.. You can also change some TCP/IP stuff but I don't know how that would affect the system as a whole you can also choose your default apps or remove certain configs for stuff.. I'll post shots when I get home from work...
Quite a bit it turns out. The full list is at the XP site. Interesting reading for sure. This also allows you to determine if you want to go ahead with it. And as always, TEST, TEST, TEST in a controlled environment! Just look at what I got back just now:
"I installed SP1 today and it literally destroyed my computer! It asked me to activate again. After I did and rebooted, it went into an endless cycle of rebooting. Would not even start in safe mode! Called Microsoft and had me do a repair. Stopped rebooting but I lost my Internet connection and could not reinstall a dial up connection. I also lost the shortcuts to most programs. They also disappeared from the start menu. An absolute disaster. Have reformatted and in the process of reinstalling EVERYTHING!"
And another one:
"Just thought you would be interested in my experience with WinXP SP1. I purposely installed Windows XP on a box with the infamous FCKGW RHQQ2 YXRKT 8TG6W 2B7Q8 product key with the intent of testing SP1's payload. Curious as to whether or not the service pack would be "chatty". I also started a packet sniffer capture before initiating the install. Contrary to the rumors that have abounded for some time, once the SP unpacked itself it simply informed me my product key was invalid and did not allow me to continue installing. I then tested access to Windows Update to see if somehow some bad mojo had been performed on me in the background, but I had no problems downloading and installing all 20 of the latest updates. I was also surprised that my capture did not reveal any network traffic to Microsoft during the installation. Seems like all these rumors turned out to be much ado about nothing. The only negative consequence of using a known pirated product key seems to be that you are denied access to SP1." Adrien Romo.
In all fairness, you try writing an OS for God knows how many kind of different hardware and configurations and then who knows which mix and match of software people add on and then expect it to work as much as it does.
sadly enough for the consumer it is a competitve market and even days or weeks late to market can cost $$$...so they release the product...then after that Hackers and script kiddes and even good intentioned people find configuations that no one thought about during development and that has to be acconted for and adjusted...so there will never be a completed product sent to market...
sadly enough as well, at least you own your car...not just a right to drive the car...another argument for another time
Pseudocyber: I wasnt calling you on the carpet forthat comment I was just making a legit reason why, if you owned a legit copy you might want to go the M$ route:cheers:
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