I have read about Microsoft putting more emphasis into security in it's SP2 download at the expense of compatibilty with some applications. What I would like to know is is it worth installing SP2 as I am currently protected with ALL the latest security patches and I run a firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware and a trojan scanner.
If I did install it (after all the minor glitches have been ironed out!) is it possible to uninstall it if I came across compatibity problems like Service Pack 1 where you are given the option to archive it? CW
I will of course be buying the next issue of PC Advisor like I said in a previous topic I haven't missed a copy since I had my PC over 2 years ago! I will be looking forward to reading what Microsoft have to say on this subject! CW
I agree with you entirely about the benefit of Microsoft putting the SP2 on PC magazine cover disks for those still on dial-up. I am glad that you like your new broadband connection and I (like you) would NEVER go back to dial-up! I have had broadband for over a year now and IMHO broadband rocks! CW
I must admit I do not know. They will provide you with a free cd themselves, posted to your house, therefore I thought it would be more cost effective to put it on a cover disk.
Maybe they are concerned about pirates, but if you can download it the only check it does is check your software key to make sure it is not one of the pirated keys. The software on the cd does exactly the same.
developing longhorn, I would get with motherboard manufacturers now, and install the operating system on a removable chip on the motherboard, don't know if it would be cost effective but it would stop piracy.