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I just downloaded and installed SP2, but I don't like the changes. Also, my 3 year old, 1GHz laptop is running slower. Is the main advantage to SP2 the better security? How could I get better security, and go back to XP-Home? I have Norton anti-virus and several anti-spyware programs, but just the XP firewall. Suggestions?
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The XP Firewall only blocks incoming traffic, you should consider a third party firewall, Zone alarm from zonelabs is a popular choice

http://www.zonelabs....reeDownload.jsp

The spyware scan is optional.

If you have a restore point before the SP2 install you could run that.

Removing SP2 from add / remove can be quite destructive, my experience was that after SP2 had been removed this way, the PC was only good for a clean install
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Thanks for the reply. Here is something that has changed since I got SP2. When I want save a photo or video clip to an existing folder, I click Select on that folder. On some folders, I can't see what is in the folder, just a blank space. If I Open the folder, I can see what is in it, but if I Select, I just see blank space. This didn't happen before SP2. Why?
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You could always install SP2.
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paulcomputerman:

You should pay more attention to the original question.. :tazz:

I just downloaded and installed SP2, but I don't like the changes.

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