Windows XP Service Pack 2 Preview

  powerless 18:28 07 Jan 2004
  Forum Editor 19:06 07 Jan 2004

and I must say I like some of the new features very much. There are a few bugs of course, but I'll get another beta version later, and that should be more or less twitch-free.

It's a big download, so get broadband if you can!

  Jester2K 22:24 07 Jan 2004

How big is Big?? Roughly?

  Forum Editor 22:43 07 Jan 2004

would you believe 200Mb - or thereabouts, it's not fair to say at this stage because the final release may well be different.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:08 07 Jan 2004

On the PCA cover disk then? ;-)))


  Bald Eagle 23:29 07 Jan 2004

At this rate my computer is going to be full of fixes, patches, service packs etc.

  Jester2K 07:26 08 Jan 2004

SP-1a is 128 Mb.

MS offered it on a free CD a while back to UK customers. I think they'll have to do it again for the "56kers" at least.

Whats the deal with getting it on to Cover Disk? Are you allowed to do that? If MS are going to be giving copies on CD away free via the website (as they did with SP1) then why not just given the copies straight to PC magazines to distribute?

Or is there more to it than that?

  mole44 08:09 08 Jan 2004

if i`m not mistaken microsoft had some bother with sun and won`t put updated on cover discs,i`m open to rebutal but i`m sure i`m correct perhaps the forum editor may illucidate.

  Gaz 25 09:10 08 Jan 2004

The new firewall is what was needed!

Especially for those not bothered with security, might help stop these blaster type worms.

  powerless 21:39 08 Jan 2004

Makes you think.

  Gaz 25 00:47 09 Jan 2004

Yeah, its an improvement. Oh and the nice Pop-up blocker.

Shame not to see the IE 7 though.

But I like the external image blocker in OE.

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