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CBR

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Hi,

Had Windows ME and been playing card games in MSN Games Zone internet site for years, without any problems at all. (I have Internet High Speed.) I caught a virus recently and had my computer re-format and at the same time, I decided to get Windows XP SP2 installed. Everything is working great except for this one thing: I get into the MSN Games Zone site no problems, but as soon as I start a game, the lagging starts here: my cards barely moves! I have ActiveX and Java (latest versions). What can I do? Please help! I miss my games so much! Thank you guys in advance to try helping us out!

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Switch off the windows firewall as a test if is on that is.

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Thank you very much Neil, unfortunately, I tried that and the problem was still there. But, fortunately, a friend came over and worked it out, so I thought I'd let you know if anyone ever encounters this problem. As I said, I had Windows XP SP2 installed, and he took off the 'SP2' portion, and voilà! For some reasons, that was the problem. Everything is great now. Take care!
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Hey,
Yea.. I'm having that same problem, but I'm not really sure what you mean by remove the 'SP2' part? And yes i tried it with the firewall off and it didn't change anything.
Thnx in advance,
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Hi,


Personnaly, I won't recommend SP2. It's a known Issue- SP2 is doing some problems with games. Just delete the service pack. If you need security, Buy or Download a Internet Antivirus- Norton Internet Security, Red Alert, etc...


Greetings from Israel!!!


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sp2 is highly recommended by GTG.

try this as a starting point: http://zone.msn.com/...cle/support2227

xp sp2 firewall settings: http://zone.msn.com/...cle/support3411

most importantly here is what msn says about high latency, slow performance:

http://zone.msn.com/...support3431.htm

and lastly check to see if you video card or network has newer drivers that are available.
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