WinXP SP2 beta ... bleh!
From: johns (johns123xx_at_xxmudhole.com)
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 11:23:13 -0800
The best thing about my computer is PowerQuest
DriveImage2002. No two ways about it !!!!!!!!!!!
I got crazy today and decided to try XPSP2 beta.
It is truly a pig. The stupidest error of all was that
the Error Reporting Icon gave errors, and would
not work until I enabled my .net account with MS
.... thereby exposing my system to "messenger"
No amount of clicking on boxes would give it back,
I enable it with the <shift> key. Simple and useful.
Several things I tried seemed to activate a "Backup
or Restore" program ... out of nowhere. I canceled
it twice. I run f-secure. SP2 can't detect that I'm
running f-secure, so it nagged me constantly to purchase
an anti-virus program ??? Stupid. Most irritating of
all was that my P4 / 800fsb system seemed to run
much slower. Noticably slower !!!! Screw that. Not
so bothersome was the restart screen came up in
640 x 480 minimum mode. Looks like crap. Why?
That many errors in 30 minutes was just enough.
I started DriveImage, and restored my system fully
intact, and back up to a good performance level
that I expect of XP Pro ... took about 20 minutes,
and I'm happy again. However, I'm not kidding
when I say, I dread the coming upgrade to SP2, and
it will be automatic no doubt. Seems Microsofts idea
of network security is to cripple WinXP.