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    Win XP SP-1 (Win XP Pro)

    To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question. I am running XP Pro and have heard many pros and cons about loading SP-1. So should I or shouldn't I? I don't want to cause any problems to the OS, but at the same time, I want to ensure that my functionality is up to speed. Any advice from out there!

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    Re: Win XP SP-1 (Win XP Pro)

    I just upgraded my XP Pro machine to SP1 this weekend without a hitch.

    No problem so far, so my recommendation is to go for it.
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    Re: Win XP SP-1 (Win XP Pro)

    I posted the same question exactly two weeks ago. Since then, I haven't had any problems aside from a known issue with switching identities in Outlook Express. The editor of the article referenced in the previous post has received more positive reports since then, so the negative comments seem to be in the minority now.

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    Re: Win XP SP-1 (Win XP Pro)

    Kathy,
    The is a recently issued article about problems with HP & Compaq machines.
    See this article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q329450.

    Other than that I've installed on three machines with no problems.

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    Re: Win XP SP-1 (Win XP Pro)

    I upgraded my Win XP Home to SP-1 2 weeks ago. Machine is used 12 hours a day. Not a single problem. Slight performance improvement. Recommended.

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    Re: Win XP SP-1 (Win XP Pro)

    GO FOR IT!
    No problems with my machines or any I have worked on.
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    Re: Win XP SP-1 (Win XP Pro)

    Kathy--
    Most of the comments on Charlie's previous thread and the ones I have seen on newsgroups are positive and let me give you a really compelling reason to say yes to SP1. For eleven weeks, Microsoft witheld a huge security flaw which allows a url that would be ubiquitous--you wouldn't have to do anything obvious like open an attachment or run any type executable--to emulate innocent web pages or even a simple email from a friend and wipe out many of your system folders, including the Windows folder beyond repair from SFC.
    Info on this security hole that you will fix when you download SP1 is contexted at Tech TV's Screen Savers and
    Gibson Research--if you decide not to get it for a while, Kathy then simply rename the PC Health File described below to anything--it won't affect your current XP and will protect you. Personally, I got a faster boot time out of the download and have had no problems with it, and also as a bonus you'll get IE6 SP1 included in the XP SP1 which you need and could be downloaded from Windows Update separately if you didn't do it with XP SP1.

    Boot Camp tip from Tech TV's Screen Savers: Use if you don't download SP1:
    __________________________________________________ __________________________
    As mentioned earlier in the show, Microsoft released a service pack for Windows XP. It fixes a serious security hole that Microsoft has known about for more than 11 weeks.


    The security hole involves Windows XP help. The hole lets anyone put a link on a website that can wipe out certain hard-drive directories.


    If, for whatever reason, you don't or can't download the service pack, there is an alternative. There's a file you can rename or delete to fix the security hole. Here are the steps:

    Perform a search for a file on your C drive called uplddrvinfo.htm.
    Once you've found the file, delete it or rename it. Doing so will not hinder your ability to use Windows XP.
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