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Discussion in 'General Security' started by rockondon, Dec 23, 2007.

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  1. rockondon

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    Its called the Windows XP service pack 2. And its compliments of microsoft.
    I downloaded it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...be-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&DisplayLang=en

    I don't know what the problem is. I downloaded it, rebooted, and I ended up with a computer that only operated in 4bit color. I had other viruses/trojans to contend with so I said screw it and reinstalled windows XP.

    After I reinstalled, I downloaded the service pack. Once again it sent my comp back to the stone age. I just removed it and my comp works fine again. Does this service pack have any other benefits - aside from completely destroying your computer?
     
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    And there is some problem with it-don't remember quite what now, but it occurred when I was putting it on a Toshiba laptop & I had to rename some files (oeminfo, IIRC) and then it installed OK. I definitely agree with Chris-you should run it. If it's causing problems try Google-you probably aren't the first to have that problem. (Occasionally you'll even find that Microsoft has documented the problem & published an 'authorized' solution.)
     
  4. Zeroday

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    The computer might not support it, or it is a hardware problem - which would mean your computer doesn't support it either.

    As for the Toshiba problem, I don't know

    Edit: Or, the website/page you got SP2 from was a phisher, thus containing infected files.
     
  5. dcook12

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    Way back when I installed SP2 for Xp pro, I followed these tips and had no problems with my install..Like I said it's from a while ago, but maybe it might help:
    http://members.rushmore.com/~jsky/id11.html

    Sorry, new here...I added the link wrong, so you have to cut and paste...I'll learn...

    {fixed it for you- Byteman}
     
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