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    Default Service pack warning for Windows XP users

    Warning to Windows XP Users

    Programs that may behave differently in Windows XP with Service Pack 2
    Installed .

    Recommendation to disable Windows XP Auto-updater until service pack 2 patches issued by Microsoft or programme vendors – note windows 2000 not affected .

    Info from here http://support.microsoft.com/default...t=windowsxpsp2

    The following list of programs have been affected some form or other by the installation of service pack 2 in windows xp – both Home and Professional editions – I also found out it can disable your anti virus and firewall under certain conditions as it did with mine , details supplied if required .

    Program - Version - Manufacturer

    Star Trek StarFleet Command III v1.0 Activision
    Medieval Total War 1 Activision
    PageMaker 7 Adobe
    PageMaker (German) 6.5 Adobe
    Photoshop Elements 2 Adobe
    AdShield 3 AdShield
    ERDisk for AD 6.7.128.0 Aelita
    Nero 6 Ultra 6 Ahead
    Nero Burning ROM 5.5.6 Ahead
    Al Mawrad (Arabic) 2003 Al Ariss
    PhotoClick --- Al Maalin
    AOL 9 AOL
    AOL Toolkit 1.13.2 AOL
    Uno 1 Aris Buenaventura
    Dead Man's Hand 1 Atari
    MotoRacer 3 Atari
    Scrabble v3.0 Atari
    Unreal II 1 Atari
    Unreal Tournament 2003 1 Atari
    Unreal Tournament Game of the Year Edition 1 Atari
    Extra Enterprise 2000 --- Attachmate
    Extra Personal Client 6.5 --- Attachmate
    Extra! Bundle for TCP/IP 6.6 --- Attachmate
    KEA! 340 v5.1 --- Attachmate
    Command Antivirus 4.9 Authentium
    AutoCAD 2004 --- Autodesk
    bv-Admin Mobile 7 --- Bind View
    BitDefender 7.2 SOFTWIN SRL
    StarCraft 1.05 Blizzard
    Starcraft v1.11 Blizzard
    Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Collector's Edition v 1.0 Blizzard
    Patrol for Windows 2000 3.4.0.11 --- BMC
    Word Perfect Family Pack 5 - Encyclopedia Britannica Ready Reference 2003 Britannica
    WISO Sparbuch 2004 Buhl
    InoculateIT --- CA
    MpegCraft DVD x Caropus
    Citrix ICA client 7.1 Citrix
    FileMaker Pro (German) 5 FileMaker, Inc.
    ArcServe 6.61 Computer Associates
    ArcServe 7.0 --- Computer Associates
    BrightStor ArcServe Backup 9.0 --- Computer Associates
    eTrust 7 Computer Associates
    eTrust 6.0.100 --- Computer Associates
    Etrust EZArmor AE Test Computer Associates
    Corel Draw 9 - PhotoPaint (German) 9 Corel
    WordPerfect Office 11 Corel
    1st and 2nd Grade Excelerator Curious George Studio 1 --- Countertop Software
    Serious Sam: The Second Encounter 1 Croteam
    Retrospect Client x Dantz
    Dave's Quick Search Toolbar 3.16 Dave Bau http://notesbydave.com/toolbar/doc.htm
    Diet KaZaa 2.52 Diet KaZaa
    The Lion King Animated Storybook 1 Disney
    DivXPlayer 2.5.3 DivX
    Command & Conquer Generals --- EA Games
    Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour --- EA Games
    Earth & Beyond v.1 EA Games
    Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 1 EA Games
    SimCity 4 v1.0 EA Games
    Freedom Force 1 Electronic Arts
    NBA Live 2000 1 Electronic Arts
    CheckSoft Home and Business 2004 Eliibrium
    EDM File System Agent 3.1 --- EMC
    Chess Advantage III: Lego Chess --- Encore
    High School Advantage 2003 --- Encore Software
    Encyclopedia Britannica 2000 Deluxe 1 Encyclopedia Britannica
    Smarterm Office 10 --- Esker.com
    Smarterm Office 11 --- Esker.com
    Diskeeper 8 Executive Software
    Der Brockhaus Multimedia (German) 2004 F.A. Brockhaus
    JAWS 5.0 5 Freedom Scientific
    F-Secure 5.52 F-Secure
    Drivers & Utilities CD --- Fujitsu-Siemmens
    Cute FTP 5.0 --- GlobalScape
    Conflict: Desert Storm --- Gothamgames
    Window-Eyes Professional 4.2 GW Micro
    HP Quick Launch Buttons --- HP
    HP SJ 6350 --- HP
    Exceed 8 --- Hummingbird
    Host Explorer 8 --- Hummingbird
    Rational's Clearcase 2003 IBM
    ViaVoice for Windows Personal Edition 10 10 IBM
    SmartSuite Millennium Edition ScreenCam (German) 9.5 IBM Lotus
    ICQ Pro 3916 ICQ
    iMesh 3.1 iMesh
    TurboCAD Professional 9 IMSI
    InstallShield 8 InstallShield
    Quicken 2003 Premier Home and Business 2003 Intuit
    Quicken Deluxe 2001 2001 Intuit
    Kazaa 2.52 Kazaa
    Kerio Personal Firewall 4 Kerio
    WinRoute 4.25 Kerio
    Playzone Preschool - Kindergarten - Jump Start Spelling 1 Knowledge Adventure
    Live Journal Semagic 1.3.9.6 Live Journal
    SmartSuite Millennium Edition - Fast Site --- Lotus
    Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic --- Lucas Arts
    Merriam Webster's Reference Library 2003 - Journey to the Planets 2003 M-2K
    ColdFusion MX for J2EE 6 --- Macromedia
    Freehand 8 (German) 8 Macromedia
    MapSend Direct Route --- Magellan
    McAfee Internet Security Suite 2004 6 McAfee
    McAfee Parental Controls 1 McAfee
    McAfee VirusScan 4.51 McAfee
    Netshield 4.5 --- McAfee
    VirusScan 7 McAfee
    Encarta Enzyklopädie 2002 Microsoft
    Age of Empires II: Age of Kings --- Microsoft
    Application Center 2000 SP2 --- Microsoft
    BizTalk 2004 --- Microsoft
    CMS 2001 Microsoft
    Combat Flight Simulator 3 1 Microsoft
    Excel 2003 Microsoft
    Halo Combat Evolved (Arabic and Hebrew) Trial Microsoft
    MapPoint Europe 2004 Microsoft
    Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 SP1 Microsoft
    MS License 3.7 Microsoft
    MSBN --- Microsoft
    MSN 7.02 Microsoft
    MSN 9 QFE1 and 9.1 beta 9 Microsoft
    Office 11 Microsoft
    Office - Power Point 2002 (German) 2002 Microsoft
    Office Access 2002 2002 Microsoft
    Office System - Power Point 2003 Microsoft
    Office XP Access 10 Microsoft
    Office XP Professional Excel 10.0 SP2 --- Microsoft
    Office XP SP2 - PowerPoint 11 Microsoft
    Office XP Standard 10 Microsoft
    Outlook 2000 9 Microsoft
    Outlook 2002 10 Microsoft
    Outlook 2003 11 Microsoft
    Outlook Web Access x Microsoft
    Revenge of Arcade v1.0 Microsoft
    Server Administrator Tools --- Microsoft
    SMS 2.0 SP5 Microsoft
    SMS 2.0 SP5 Microsoft
    SMS 2003 RC2 Microsoft
    SMS 2003 RTM Microsoft
    SMS --- Microsoft
    SNA Server 4.0 SP4 --- Microsoft
    SQL --- Microsoft
    SQL 7 Microsoft
    SQL 2000a SP3 Microsoft
    TaxSaver 1999 Microsoft
    Virtual PC 2004 Microsoft
    Visual Basic 6 Microsoft
    Visual C++ (16-bit) 2 Microsoft
    Visual Studio 7 Microsoft
    Visual Studio 97 Microsoft
    Visual Studio .NET Enterprise 2003 --- Microsoft
    Visual Studio 98 6 Microsoft
    Windows Sharepoint Services 2 Microsoft
    Windows Sharepoint Services --- Microsoft
    Word XP Microsoft
    Works Suite 2004 2004 Microsoft
    WSS 2 Microsoft
    Musicmatch Jukebox 8.20.0107 Musicmatch
    StyleSelector x NEC
    Veritas --- NEC
    AppManager 5.01 NetIQ
    End2End 4.1 --- NetIQ
    File and Storage Administrator 2.1 (191067) --- NetIQ
    ViewNow 1.05 1.05 NetManage.com
    ViewNow 1.0 1 NetManage.com
    McAfee Remote Desktop 32 --- Network Associates
    ESET NOD32 for windows --- Nod32
    Norman Personal Firewall 1.40 AETEST Norman
    Norman Personal Firewall 4 Norman
    Becky 12.09.01
    KaZaa Media Desktop 2.6.3
    PhotoImpact 7 (Traditional Chinese) 7
    Super Collapse (Demo Only) 2
    UX Theme MultiPatcher 1.5.1
    PhotoExplosion Deluxe 1 Nova Development
    NovaNet Web 3.6 NovaStor
    Pinnacle Studio 9 Pinnacle Systems
    Instant CD/DVD 7 Pinnacle Systems
    Real Player (free version) 10 Real Networks
    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield 1 Red Storm
    Action Request System x Remedy
    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne 1 RockStar Games
    NASCAR Racing 2003 Season v2003 --- Sierra
    Tribes 2 1 Sierra
    Harvard Graphics 3 Software Publishing Corp
    SonicWALL Virus Scan --- SonicWall
    Sony: PCV-V200G: --- Sony
    VirusSecurity 2004 2004 Sourcenext
    BootSkin x Stardock
    Ghost Corporate Edition 7.5 --- Symantec
    Norton Antivirus 2003 2003 Symantec
    Norton Systemworks 2003 - GoBack Personal Edition Other MS Symantec
    Norton Systemworks 2003 Professional Edition 2003 Symantec
    Norton Systemworks 2004 - GoBack32 Beta Symantec
    PCAnywhere 11 --- Symantec
    Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 8 Symantec
    Talkworks Pro x Symantec
    Winfax Pro 10 Symantec
    Roboword Pro (JAPANESE) 6 Technocraft
    Style XP 2 TGT soft
    Eclipse 3 Unknown
    Midnight Outlaw: Illegal Street Drag 1 Valuesoft
    Roller Coaster Factory v3.0 Valuesoft
    Elite Forces Vietnam: Special Assignment 2 ver 1 ver 1 Valusoft
    Backup Exec 9 Veritas
    Backup Exec 9.1.4691 Veritas
    Backup Exec 8.6.1 Veritas
    Backup Exec 9.1 Veritas
    Backup Exec 9.1 Veritas
    Backup Exec 8.6.1 Veritas
    Backup Exec 9.1 Veritas
    Volume Manager 3.1 3.1 Veritas
    Command and Conquer Red Alert 2 v1.0 Westwood
    Command and Conquer Red Alert 2 1 Westwood
    WinGate 5.2.3 WinGate
    Reflection 9 WRQ
    Reflection 9.03 WRQ
    Reflection 10 WRQ
    Reflection X 10 WRQ
    Reflection X 11 WRQ
    Reflection X 10 --- WRQ
    Xoreax Incredibuild --- Xoreax
    Yahoo Messenger 6.0.0.167 Yahoo
    PC Magazine Business Winstone Benchmark 2004 Ziff Davis
    ZoneAlarm 5.0.590 ZoneLabs

    PLEASE NOTE – Not all computers will experience problems due to their different configurations but quite a lot have . the list will be updated as soon as info available .

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    Is there anyway to un-install SP-2 without reformatting the HDD?
    I am encountering problem after SP-2 installation:
    1. Bluetooth dongel refuse to work properly (intermittent problem)
    2. My Sony Ericsson comunication suite refused to work.
    W204FL

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    probably not.

    in anycase I've installed SP2 in over 50 corporate pc's without event.

    in the first place my nokia comm suite never works properly either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knighthunter
    Is there anyway to un-install SP-2 without reformatting the HDD?
    I am encountering problem after SP-2 installation:
    1. Bluetooth dongel refuse to work properly (intermittent problem)
    2. My Sony Ericsson comunication suite refused to work.
    If your using a single computer with windows xp home or professional follow these instructions .

    Instructions for removal of Service pack 2

    You can use Add or Remove Programs to remove (or uninstall) SP2 and restore your computer to its previous state:

    1.
    Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

    2.
    Click Add or Remove Programs, click Windows XP Service Pack 2, and then click Remove.

    3.
    Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

    Notes:

    • Before you remove SP2, it's a good idea to print the steps on this page.

    • If you choose to remove SP2, a dialog box displays a list of the programs that you installed after you finished installing SP2. If you continue with the removal, these programs might not work correctly.

    • If you backed up your personal files before you installed SP2 or if you encounter problems after removing SP2, you can restore Windows to a previous state. To select a restore point and "roll back", use the System Restore Wizard. To open the wizard, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.

    Another thing we have found is when you install service pack 2 with your av and firewall disabled it doesnt seem to cause any problems .

    hope this will help you out

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    YMMV. Here at work we have quite a few PC's from various vendors. On one old Compaq machine, it went well, and on our dept's 2-yr old Dell dimension development and testing machine, it totally skrewd up. Now we can't even boot the dell... looking at a reformat and reinstall now. As always, back up everything before trying out SP2. For now, most of the folks here have decided to pass on SP2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sriram
    YMMV. Here at work we have quite a few PC's from various vendors. On one old Compaq machine, it went well, and on our dept's 2-yr old Dell dimension development and testing machine, it totally skrewd up. Now we can't even boot the dell... looking at a reformat and reinstall now. As always, back up everything before trying out SP2. For now, most of the folks here have decided to pass on SP2.
    It's called Fate.

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