bsrents
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sp2

Omigod!  I just installed sp2 and now my pc takes forever to boot up.  Anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: sp2

ummm,

uninstall it?

 

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JtFish
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Re: sp2

Try cleaning your system first.  CCleaner is nice little app to clean your cache and registry.  I've had great success with it.  It's amazing how much (*#&$(*# is on your machine that doesn't need to be there.  Goood luck! 

http://www.ccleaner.com/

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spinecho
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Re: sp2

Uninstall it while you can. They just stop distributing Java VM which makes it impossible to view some websites. As long as you have your old SP1 it should still be able to work. (If it ain't broken, don't fix it).
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theDave
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Re: sp2

Post deleted: dupe.

Message Edited by theDave on 12-28-2005 03:19 PM

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theDave
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Re: sp2 and NIS 2006 problems

I've been hesitating to install sp2 in my study's Dell 8300 (XP home, sp1, NIS 2006) until last week when I noticed my guest room's Dell 8200 (XP home, sp2 (auto downloaded), NAV 2004) had a faster down/upload speed via wireless LAN (3653/401 kbps).  BAD MISTAKE!

Now I had just upgraded my 8300's NIS 2005 to 2006 2 weeks ago via download (there are 2x $20 rebates effective until 12-31-05. Net price:=$9.95).  NO PROBLEMS with sp1.  Startup increased from 42sec. to 50sec. (all tray icons loaded).  Eager to increase my broadband speed, I installed the sp2 on my 8300.  Startup increased to about 90+ sec. (the NIS icons took forever to load) and the whole system became very slow.  Yes, I did disable the Windows firewall and deleted the pita MSN messenger. (The broadband speed did increase to 3712/412 from 2673/408 kbps.) 

I never leave my systems on all the time due to intruder risks so MY SOLUTION was: System Restore to time before sp2 install.  Now my 8300 (sp1) is once again fast at startup and shutdown with nothing to slow it down during usage.

Conclusion: sp2 + NIS 2006 = slow, lethargic, and crash prone.

Good luck!

 

 

 

Message Edited by theDave on 12-28-2005 03:04 PM

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