[jhb_airlines] Re: Windows XP SP2

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 19:25:18 +0100

FWIW my SP2 update was a mere 67MB, no problems so far...


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> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bones
> Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 7:21 PM
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> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Windows XP SP2
> The imminent release of the huge SP2 upgrade for Win XP is
> in the news
> at the moment and I've been keeping tabs on some of the
> issues. MS have
> now released a couple of news items about compatibility -
> one concerning
> programs that stop working when SP2 is installed and one concerning
> programs that "work differently" once SP2 is installed.
> The first list is quite long but it basically lists
> programs that need
> to connect to on line sources when enabled. The majority
> of these seem
> to be AV software and personal firewalls - and the reason
> they won't
> work is that the XP firewall is now turned on as default.
> The fix is
> simple in that you either disable the XP firewall or let
> it allow your
> AV and other firewalls progs to work.
> The second list (of programs that behave differently) is
> very big indeed
> and I am sure we will all have something on this list. The
> page to look
> for is
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=884130&produ
> ct=windowsxps
> p2
> Again most of these appear to be the firewall issue again
> so I expect we
> will all find some need to tweak programs like FPI, ATOC,
> ServInfo once
> the Service Pack becomes available for general release.
> The size of this update seems to vary according to who you read. At
> first a figure of 745Mb was mentioned on AVSIM but this
> changed very
> quickly to 475Mb. However the version that is going to
> become available
> for home users seems to be around 220Mb.. Still a big
> download even for
> broadband..
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