Re: Service Pack II for Windows XP
Sounds like when you receive the CD you're still going to have problems. You don't download from a CD but copy to the hard drive the information on the CD.
And, depending on the firewall or multiple of them, you're going to have problems. It's just like having three different anti-virus programs on your computer. They think each other is a virus so they fight each other all the time, making your computer nearly useless or completely useless. Having three firewalls may sound like a good thing but it just ain't. I use the default firewall in SP2, have it low-medium, and have blocked most of those incoming messages (spam) that I don't want. The more you junk it, the more SP2's firewall recognizes it as junk and then blocks it. I use only one anti-viral, AVG by Grisoft. It works fine and all that. I used to use Norton Suite and may do so again when AVG runs out. But, and this is a big but for those of you who don't know much about reged, you have to tell the hard drive it's non-operable anymore by deleting it from your registry. It's hard and one thing to remember is that your hard drive now knows that it isn't to be used. But it will never leave your hard drive. Every, and I mean every, thing ever put there stays there. That's how they caught the Enron people, the brokers, etc. Forensic computer scientists, like any other forensic scientist, can get the computer to pull the information back to the front. It's still there. Anyway when you install SP2, lower the built-in firewall, don't leave it on default, and voila, bet your ISP shows up. And the more you tell the service that something is junk the more things will be blocked.
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