If you follow steps one through eight, step nine is probably completely unnecessary. And sometimes, although not often, XP SP2 installations go horribly awry.If that happens, you're going to want to talk to someone who can help you un-kludge your computer.This page lets you order the XP SP2 CD-ROM directly from Microsoft. Personal experience shows that unwanted stuff on your computer like viruses or spyware [see step 3] can wreck havoc on ANY software installation, especially a major operating system upgrade.And while you may think your current antivirus software is doing a good job of scanning your computer for and protecting your computer from viruses, over 60% of broadband users aren't running the latest version of their antivirus program. c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs] So, just to be extra safe, before you even THINK about putting that XP SP2 CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive, let's have Symantec scan your PC for viruses online. [Unfortunately, Symantec's free online virus checker only works in Internet Explorer.] When the page loads, click on the orange Go button. Click on the red Start button under Virus Detection to start the virus scan.Windows XP was launched in October 2001 and it became one of the most popular operating systems on a worldwide scale.Part of its success relied in its appealing interface, since it was different than the ones that had been available before its launch.In between these service packs, individual updates were also published, such as Update for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB884020) - it goes without saying that in order to install this update, one first needs to have SP2 on their computer, otherwise the installation fails.The reason why this update was so important that it warranted a separate release was that it dealt with connection issues.
part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5 Once you have the latest version of your antispyware program, check for updates and then scan your computer. If you are running a software firewall like Zone Alarm or Sygate Personal Firewall, you may need to update your software firewall so that it will fully work with Windows XP SP2.
Hence my recommendation that you find a guru who can help you if anything goes awry. Welcome to the wonderful world of Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Again, if you follow steps one through eight, finding a local guru is probably completely unnecessary. After you have successfully installed XP SP2, immediately run Windows Update.
More precisely, on some PCs, it affected the applications that connected to IP addresses from the loopback address range and it triggered an error message informing users that no connection can be established.
Once this update has been installed onto the target computer, it is recommended to reboot it to make sure all changes are applied successfully.