Win XP SP2 available on cover disk soon

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Aussie Bomber, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. I have it on good authority that Win XP SP2 full install will be
    available in the October issue cover disk of Autralian PC World
    magazine.

    That will save 22 hours of download time on my slow dial up
    connection!!
     
    Aussie Bomber, Aug 19, 2004
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  2. P.S. going on past issues, the October issue should be out well before
    the end of September (in my letter box, anyway!!)
     
    Aussie Bomber, Aug 19, 2004
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  3. Aussie Bomber

    atec Guest

    266 wonderful megs of for many problems.

     
    atec, Aug 19, 2004
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  4. Aussie Bomber

    W Guest

    In Aussie Bomber
    bitched and moaned:
    SP2, worst SP ever.

    It will be re-released again in February either labeled as SP2a or SP3, just
    not in lock-down mode.
     
    W, Aug 19, 2004
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  5. Aussie Bomber

    derek / nul Guest

    no problems here!!

     
    derek / nul, Aug 19, 2004
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  6. Aussie Bomber

    atec Guest

    I don't have a problem seeing I wont use it (xp_) , but many of the folk
    I do repair work for do have all sorts of problems ,
     
    atec, Aug 19, 2004
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  7. Aussie Bomber

    Brissie Guest

    And you'll be able to order the CD from MS before then
     
    Brissie, Aug 19, 2004
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  8. Aussie Bomber

    Colin Guest

    Source and what is lock-down mode ??
     
    Colin, Aug 19, 2004
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  9. Aussie Bomber

    W Guest

    In news:, Colin bitched and moaned:
    Source for what? Its re-release? Given that a majority of software vendors
    have discovered that their applications, including some of MS's own no
    longer run under XP-SP2, it really stands to reason that a re-release is
    entirely possible. Unless the software vendors make their applications
    compatible.

    The default "lock-down" state of the SP, is what is causing a majority of
    the above problems. Several of the Windows Services are now disabled,
    requiring manual intervention. The new firewall subsystem is tighter than a
    crabs arse.
     
    W, Aug 19, 2004
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  10. Aussie Bomber

    Unknown Guest

    Who are you kidding? It's supposed to be about 170megs. That's a few hours,
    not 22!

    BTW, it always comes to a coverdisk eventually, on any mag disk. PC
    Authority, for example!
     
    Unknown, Aug 19, 2004
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  11. Aussie Bomber

    pedro Guest

    Not at 28.8bps it aint!
     
    pedro, Aug 19, 2004
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  12. Aussie Bomber

    pedro Guest

    So are we better off not installing it at all then?
     
    pedro, Aug 19, 2004
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  13. Aussie Bomber

    W Guest

    In pedro bitched
    and moaned:
    If you really need it, then install it. Otherwise wait until either there
    is a new release, or someone create a list of tweaks etc.
     
    W, Aug 19, 2004
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  14. Aussie Bomber

    Colin Guest

    Pretty authoritative statement based on what you THINK might happen. It's
    bound to be patched but ----

    A majority of software vendors ? "Won't run under SP2"

    Sources for these ?

    MS released a list ( which I posted with links) of apps which "MAY" behave
    diffferently - primarily because of the F/W being on. Bit different to
    "wont run". Which services are now disabled ? as opposed to enabled by
    default ( the F/W)

    I'm not pro MS just anti-wild-unsubstantiated-opinions pretending to be
    facts.

    Colin
     
    Colin, Aug 19, 2004
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  15. Aussie Bomber

    Rod Speed Guest

    Easy to claim, child.
     
    Rod Speed, Aug 19, 2004
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  16. Aussie Bomber

    Rod Speed Guest

    Even someone as stupid as you should be able to disable the firewall.
     
    Rod Speed, Aug 19, 2004
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  17. Aussie Bomber

    Rod Speed Guest

    Obvious lie.

    NONE of mine have stopped.
    Pathetic, really.
    Even someone as stupid as you should be able to enable what is a problem.
    Obvious lie.
    You'd know all about arses and crabs, child.
     
    Rod Speed, Aug 19, 2004
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  18. Aussie Bomber

    Rod Speed Guest

    Nope. Best to do an image backup and install it and if
    it doesnt work well enough, disable the firewall. If it still
    doesnt work well enough, restore the image backup.

    Clowns like these cant even manage simple stuff like that.
     
    Rod Speed, Aug 19, 2004
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  19. Aussie Bomber

    W Guest

    In news:, Colin bitched and moaned:
    Just a question of time.
    You say below you posted a list. I have posted 2 links in a thread above.

    There are articles and comments on IBM, Symantec, McAfee, various tech
    forums, and even the MS newsgroups.
    Applications relying on unrestricted access to DCOM and RPC for starters.
    http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/wlg/5436
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=884130&product=windowsxpsp2
    http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104_2-5311280.html
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=842242
    http://www2.ebay.com/aw/marketing.shtml#2004-08-13215905
    http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104_2-5302346.html
     
    W, Aug 19, 2004
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  20. Aussie Bomber

    W Guest

    In news:, Rod Speed bitched and moaned:
    You do realise that the improved firewall is just one of the new security
    features..
     
    W, Aug 19, 2004
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