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Solved: Service Pack 2 on disk?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by referee07, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. referee07

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    I have a Dell laptop computer that has no virus protection on it. I tried downloading AVG (free version) but get the "16 bit subsystem" error message.
    I would like to download Service Pack 2 because it apparently has virus protection included in it but it takes a long time to download and I don't want to be doing this without virus protection. Does Service Pack 2 come on disk that I can get from Microsoft? Thanks.
     
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    mike5532g, thanks for the info. I went to the site and ordered the CD's which were free. It will take the requisite 4-6 weeks to get here but I guess that's ok. Thanks again.
     
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    I ordered a copy of SP2 and it arrived in alittle over a week.
     
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    Four days here.
     
  6. amthmi

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    SP2 does not have antivirus included.
    What it does is monitor whether or not you have antivirus software installed
    and whether or not it's running.
     
  7. referee07

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    amthmi, that must have what I saw when I downloaded SP 2 to my desktop computer. Where can I go in Windows to see if this antivirus software monitoring function is working? Thanks again.
     
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    You must get either FREE or buy an anti-virus. If you don't get one, then you will be a vistor here often. SP2 does not come with a anti-virus program. In fact, if you don't have an A/V, then you will get warned everytime you boot in XP SP2.

    It comes with an enhanced firewall, which has always be included with XP, only SP2 made some improvements in it and by default it is turned on.

    It also turns on Automatic Windows Update. Which settings it uses can be debated, but it is on non the less.

    Go here: www.my-etrust.com/microsoft and get eTrust A/V free for a year.
     
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    Try this Avast Homepage , they also have a free version and IMHO it's better tha AVG. :D
     
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