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When SP 1 first was announced (beta) I was persuaded to install. My computer went crazy and I played hob trying to get it uninstalled. Now they have SP 1 again (not beta?). Would it be safe now to install? Would it be worthwhile, i have installed all the other patches as they have come out? I am afraid to go through that again. Has anyone had similar experience. I have a Dell computer, little less than 2 years old. Thanks, Judy
 
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Sometimes I think it can be the luck of the draw. However, I think it is safe to say that you are probably doing your computer more harm than good to leave it for too much longer!!
 
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You should create a system restore point before downloading and installing Service Pack 1. So if it does happen again, you can restore your computer back before the download.
 
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In my humble opinion, SP1 is NOT worth the hassle and time to install. Many users have complained about drastic computer slowdowns and other problems after installing SP1. In my case, it completely messed up my networking software. I only got back to normal after uninstalling SP1. All SP1 does is install the latest Windows patches at one time. Users can do the same thing by going to the Microsoft Updates website and manually downloading and installing needed updates. You can pick and choose which updates you need and which ones you don't need. This way, you have complete control over what gets installed. Cheers.
 
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