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XP SP1-Antisryware.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by St. Clair, Aug 3, 2006.

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  1. St. Clair

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    I am on XP home SP 1. My std. M.S. Antispyware has expired recently and it seems as though it is being replaced by Defender (Beta 2) which necessitates the loading of SP 2.
    Is there any way I can still use the M.S. Antispyware without loading SP 2 ? The update advert window does not allow you to start the Antispyware pane beneath it.
    Regards, Gordon.
     
  2. jhoegl

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    There is no reason not to update to SP2.
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    Actually there really is not any reason for not upgrading to SP2. Soon the support for SP1 is going to be no more. Well there is one reason not to upgrade to SP2 and that is if the operating system you are running is illegal. Is you OS legal?
     
  4. St. Clair

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    All legal and above board, it's just I have a lot of critical info., Family History, etc., and Just a bit nervous about taking the plunge, everything is going smooth and to use the famous U.S. saying, if it aint broke......................
     
  5. jhoegl

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    Oh, but SP1 is broke.
     
  6. pjblevin

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    St. Clair: You should definitely install SP2......HOWEVER......make sure that you copy all your personal stuff to an external location. There have been problems with installing SP2 on a PC that's funky.

    pjblevin
     
  7. St. Clair

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    Thanks for advice Guys, I will just have to take the plunge. Meanwhile is the system still protected at all ?
     
  8. pjblevin

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    St. Clair: You're 'System' could certainly go down. It's happened to me more than once. Your 'system' can be restored (provided you don't have a serious hardware problem). What CAN'T be restored (without great expen$e) are your personal files: Photos, Documents, Music. You must copy them to someplace where they're safe if your PC goes down........to an external hard-drive.......to a CD/DVD disc(s)......to Network Attached Storage.......etc. That way, you won't lose your PERSONAL STUFF!!!

    pjblevin
     
  9. ozrom1e

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    pjblevin = Jolly Good Show and as correct as can be. Backup is the only way to protect your personal data.
     
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