~ 25 August 2004 ~


Has anybody out there installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 yet? Just curious. I’ll probably take the plunge soon and let you know if I have any problems.

UPDATE: Being the early-adopter wannabe that I am, I installed the update, and everything appears to be in order. It took about 20-30 minutes for the download (broadband) and install. So far all my apps are working fine (I’m still holding my breath a bit).

There, now I have the most secure operating system available [sic]. For some reason, I don’t feel any safer…

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  1. Pilgrim » 25 August 2004:

    No. I have had mixed advice about doing so but Fred Langa at the Langalist says that you should wait awhile until some of the bugs are identified. It apparently doesn’t play nice with some Windows apps.

  2. Colby » 26 August 2004:

    I had to have it replaced, because everytime Catherine revved up the microwave, I’d piss my pants and forget who I was for about a half-hour or so.

  3. Jared Bridges » 26 August 2004:


    I guess installing SP2 is a bit like sailing down a hill with nothing between the ground and your head but a piece of government plastic…

  4. Ryan » 26 August 2004:

    I installed SP2 on a couple of my computers at work this morning. Everything seems to be fine. It’s a little annoying trying to train this firewall what to let through but it’s probably safer in the long run. If you’re like me and have broadband at work and dial-up at home you can download the installation package for professionals and IT developers here. Then burn it to a disc and use it to intall on as many computers as you want. It may still take a while to install. I wouldn’t be more surprised if I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet.

  5. Charles » 27 August 2004:

    That would be a really bizarre way to wake up!

  6. Chris » 27 August 2004:

    There, now I have the most secure operating system available [sic].

    I thought you said you had Windows XP.


    (Sorry – I’m a Linux devotee. I had to make the jab.)

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