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    billeger
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    Installing SP-1 (PRO SP-1)

    Sheesh! Just completed installing Service Pack 1 and it's three hours later than when I started! What was THAT all about, total fell out of love with every file in the original? You think it's all over when the download finishes but then it's about six weeks of installing the files and another three days or so of 'running processes after install,' whatever that was.

    Hope this was all worth it but it made me feel really dumb. I've been running XP Pro about a year and every couple of days my system says there is another update to install, "Now?" I say 'okay,' of course and it does its thing so I thought everything was new and shiny. <img src=/S/new.gif border=0 alt=new width=35 height=15> Not so. But I suppose it is now! <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20> What's been happening all those other times?

    Any gotchas I need to worry about?

    <font face="Snap ITC">Hawai'i Bill</font face=snap>

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    Re: Installing SP-1 (PRO SP-1)

    From Windows Help:
    <hr>Keeping Windows up-to-date automatically
    Windows can now keep your computer up-to-date automatically with the latest updates and enhancements. You no longer have to search for critical updates and information; Windows delivers them directly to your computer. Windows recognizes when you are online and uses your Internet connection to search for downloads from the Windows Update Web site. An icon appears in the notification area each time new updates are available.

    You can specify how and when you want Windows to update your computer. For example, you can set up Windows to automatically download and install updates on a schedule you specify. Or you can choose to have Windows notify you whenever it finds updates available for your computer; it will then download the updates in the background, allowing you to continue working uninterrupted. After the download is complete, an icon appears in the notification area with a message that the updates are ready to be installed. When you click the icon or message, you can install the new updates in a few simple steps.<hr>
    It's really up to you if you want to install updates - critical or not. For example, if you never use Internet Explorer, you could decide you didn't need specific IE updates. (Although if you use Outlook I would be tempted to install them anyway.)

    You weren't really expecting XP to be perfect from day one, were you? A lot of people would be out of a job if it was <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>. Sometimes a 'cure' can be worse than the 'symptoms' - personally I manually control the what and when for updates, allowing a few days after their release just in case someone calls 'foul'.....

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