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Question about a Windows Update...help please?!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Trtlgrl2_78, Sep 11, 2004.

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  1. Trtlgrl2_78

    Trtlgrl2_78 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I went to intall the latest updates that my computer is ready to install, and it's something Service Pack 2, but before installing it says to Back up your System...How do I do that? I canceled the installation until I can figure that out....can anyone help me? I hope I didn't mess it up by canceling the installation. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mhadi

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    Hi,
    I think its not saying you to backup it is saying
    "Backing up files" by itself!!
    if this is not the condtion please post complete message
    mhadi
     
  3. Trtlgrl2_78

    Trtlgrl2_78 Thread Starter

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    This is what pops up on my screen.....do I have to back it up? What happens if I don't?
     

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    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=884130&product=windowsxpsp2 Before downloading SP2 please follow this link to make sure you do not have any programs aboard that will conflict with SP2 . If you do find a conflicting program , look for an update for yours ,or remove the program , or delay downloading SP2 . Research some of the problems / cures others have had . There are also many who have never had any trouble with SP2 . If you do decide to use it and do have trouble Go to add / remove and use the remove feature .
     
  5. mhadi

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    It only reccomends if you dont have such critical data No need to worry :D
    hope this will help
    mhadi
     
  6. mhadi

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    Dust sailor is more accurate
     
  7. Dust Sailor

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    There are many techs on this forum that are not downloading SP2 for a while because they see many that are having serious problems . It might be wise to wait a month or so and see what Microsoft will come out with , if anything , to fix the problem .
     
  8. mhadi

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    Surely I got problem with my windows installer
    wasted 2 days upon it
    and formatted then reinstalled(client requirements!! :( )
     
  9. Trtlgrl2_78

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    Thanks for the info, I will check out the link, but probably wait on installing it. I don't want to risk it if there are problems....
     
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