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Windows XP SP2 Set Up Advice


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Sgooter

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Your great team fixed my infected PC last month, and it's still running clean and smooth. I'm now interested in installing Win XP SP2 and would like your advice on the best way to set it up given my current PC's operating configuration:
Win XP SP1
Norton Anit-Virus - 2006
Zone Alarm (free version) used as my firewall
Spybot
Ad-aWare

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dsenette

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i'm gonna move this to the O/S forum since it's not malware related
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wannabe1

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Hi Sgooter...

You have three choices available to you...
  • Update from the Windows Update site
  • Download This Version for IT professionals and save it to your hard drive. Burn it to a cd and hang on to it for future use as your XP installation CD does not contain it.
  • Order SP2 on CD from Microsoft.
Having this update on CD would have obvious benefits in your situation since it is not a part of your XP installation CD. If you should ever have to do a repair install or complete reinstall of Windows, you would have to download this update again. This is a very large download and takes quite a long time to download, even on a high speed connection.

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gerryf

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disable
Norton Anit-Virus - 2006
Zone Alarm (free version) used as my firewall
during the upgrade
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