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    I will NEVER upgrade (XP)

    That's it!

    I will never ever ever never ever never upgrade my windows. This includes security or anything else!!

    I have been using two home computers networked together by a router for about a year now. No problems.
    I have automatic upgrade turned off. But from time to time go to the MS page and let it install the 'must have' security upgrades.
    Then I saw on the page that soon I will HAVE to have the SP2 in order to use their page.

    So......I took the plunge and installed sp2 on both computers. I did my wife's first and the first thing that happened was I lost the network. But, wait I said, let me do mine and see what happens....

    I have spent about 20 hours!!!!!!! trying to get a simple network between two computers....
    I have searched here at woody every error message that I got. (and there were many) and googled until I wore out the mouse.
    I read EVERY suggestion and steps to take and did EVERY one of them. I ran every wizard that I could muster up and find. (Most just stopped and said "sorry there has been an error, try again....)

    Then hers started shutting down on its own every now and then.

    I give up. I rolled them both back to before sp2 and without me doing a thing, BANG my network was back!!!

    NEVER AGAIN!

    So My question. What happens if I NEVER upgarde to SP2?
    Do the police come...... Do my computers melt donw in June.....
    Michael

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    Re: I will NEVER upgrade (XP)

    OK, OK,
    I have calmed down a little. I did use the auto update and so WHEN I try again I will do the full version. WHEN......

    It is just two computers connected by a little wire................ But, I guess when I think back to me typing in a word processing program on my Commodre Vic 20...... It is a lot to ask for....

    Thanks for the suggestions
    Michael

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    Re: I will NEVER upgrade (XP)

    Sorry for the bad experience. Networking issues seem to be one of the common problems people have with an SP-2 upgrade.

    No one can force you to upgrade. Your computers will continue to run. BUT sooner than later you'll have to be on SP-2 to get fixes and addins for XP. Also, SP-2 really is much more stable and secure than SP-1 even though it may not seem that way to you.

    1.) I'd still recommend you upgrade but start with doing a complete system backup of both systems.
    2.) Look here Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and here Windows XP Service Pack 2 for much more information on upgrading to SP-2.
    3.) I'd also recommend you not use Windows Update or Automatic Update to install SP-2. If you do not have an SP-2 CD, download the full version from: Download details: Windows XP Service Pack 2 for IT Professionals and Developers and don't be put off by the name.
    4.) Be sure to check for SP-2 updates for your other software and hardware at the vendor sites.
    5.) Only do one PC at a time. Make sure everything is OK before attempting the other. That way if you do have problems you can still easily post something here and get help.

    Joe
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