Hi Barry, I had problems when I was running the XPSP2 Beta. I had followed MS's advice and set it up for auto download and install. A Windows Update automaticaly installed itself and did not disable my AV program or Firewall which resulted in major problems. Did the automatic install of the final XPSP2 disable your AV and firewall during installation? A: I downloaded the Full Version and installed from it Yes, I disabled Firewall & Virus Scanner I don't believe in installing Beta Versions of programs unless it is on a separate machine For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.