Boot up slow at first but a good defrag sorted that. love the script blocker in IE. security centre is very good but as I keep my AV and firewall bang up to date it is of a little irrelevance to me. I turned off auto install of windows updates as there is nothing more annoying than having an install start when you are half way through doing something. OE has stopped connecting to its mail server on my wifes limited user account but ill have a look at that on my day off.
Hers's what i done with xp2 but you do need a fast connection though,Works great and if you have to reinstall all the updates are there. Did have to upgrade my nero burnin software to the latest version though click here
The first is not applicable, as I have no UMAX scanner.
But the second KB article, is definitely of interest. I don't have the Mpegport.sys driver. but it's interesting that DEP should cause this to happen. I have an Athlon 64 processor. hmmm.. Wonder how I can find out which driver it stalls on?.. start in Debug mode?
I may try to re-install sometime and see if I can find out which driver of program causes the problem.
No problems at all, if anything the computer appears to be a little faster. No problems with Nero either. I downloaded SP2 to a folder and installed it from there. I have since then used Nero 5.5 to make a CD to install onto my daughters dial up laptop.