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Installing SP2 for XP


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I have a 2 year old lap top running XP. I have just converted the file system from FAT32 to NTFS using inbuilt convertion .exe file. System now VERY slow. Want to install SP2 but don't know how. Have access to SP2 CD. Can anyone give me an idiots guide to the installation please.

128 meg RAM. 40 gig HD. 8 gig free.
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SP2 is very easy to install but you want to make sure you are have a Spyware and Virus free system before installing. FYI it is best to install SP2 off the CD since you have it available.

Edited by admin, 29 November 2005 - 10:55 PM.

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Thank you. I'll look at the links and let you know how I get on in a few days.
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While you don't have to, i'd recommend starting anew. Put a fresh copy of XP on it, and then put sp2 immediately onto it. SP2 + Spyware = Blue Screen of Death.

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Howdy:

Also, XP with only 128megs of ram is going to be slower than molasses in January.. You would be better served upping your RAM to 256megs minimum and 512megs preferably!!

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Thanks again everyone. Can't upgrade memory as it's a laptop and would be too expensive. The XP came with the machine, pre installed. I only have a repair cd. Again, too expensive to buy new OS. I think I'm going to have to get used to a slow machine.
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Forgot to add that I run Norton Antivirus, Spy Sweeper, Ad-Aware SE and Spybot. All updated weekly if updates available and machine scanned weekly.
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I agree with Murray S, you need more memory, those apps use a lot. A friend had a laptop with 192mb of memory and a 288mb committment and his computer was a dog. More memory fixed that.

The only other thing I'll add is heed their advice and don''t run anything else during the installation of SP2.

Edited by Tyger, 28 July 2005 - 04:08 PM.

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I think I'm going to have to get used to a slow machine.

The Guide will definitely help performance even if you don't get more memory but that is still highly recommended. :tazz:
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Thank you everyone. I have now installed SP2. It was good to find someone to help me. Sorry for the delay in replying and thanking you. I don't know how to get straight to my topics on the site and it's taken me a while to find the correct place to send this reply.
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