Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by MrW, Jul 31, 2002.
thanks for the links
can I intergrate Direct x8.1 in there as well ?
anyone else installed this and had problems? there was something on the inquirer about people getting blue screens here http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=4729 my personal experience with installing it was bad. after installation i connected to the internet and found that i could no longer send and receive data, no email, no web pages, no anything. I would be interested to see who has and who has not had problems, could be we need a service pack for the service pack.
Installed SP3 on my Win2k Professional box and no problems so far.
Haven't done my Win2k Server yet. Will have to put it back together first
can i just ask, what do u ppl mean by 'slipstreamed' service packs???
I had problems - LOTS
Install of SP3 on a fairly new 2k (SP2 included) setup, install went fine, rebooted and got as far as " press ctrl alt del to login" and as I did the machine restarted. After many reboots and killing everything off the moment it started, I eventually got it up and running. ZoneAlarm saw a new network and had lost all previous settings. It was left running for a few hours, but the first reboot saw the same restart problem happen.
I could enter safe-mode without any problems, but would not run in 'normal mode'. SP3 was removed in safe-mode and all is back to my 'original' setup.
As long as you do the archive on install, you can go right back to where you started. I want to try SP3 on a clean install and make sure that I haven't done something stupid, and look at slipstreaming SP3 for a new install as well.
No problems here. Installed and rebooted like a dream. Haven't noticed any differences except for the loopback issue I posted above.
i've got it on my win2k pro no problems, its good, it seems to manage ram a bit better too
I, just this minute recieved this e-mail from Microsoft
Its been offically released now
y not just go XP
XP is good... but I'm the only one who has it at my work. We are still a Windows 2000 school. But as of yesterday we have the licenses for Windows & Office XP... dam new bulk licenseing stuff
Some people still arent sold by it. Its amazing how many people have been dazzled into forgetting how much Microsoft now has over your computer. My W2k box is staying as it is for a while yet.
Anyway.... the $$$ for XP could be better spent on an Athlon XP ;]
alright! I've finally finished the download (damn 56k connection)
I'm gonna back up before i try anything...
Did anyone read the new updated licence agreement?
Some new services
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Does it affect anything if you disable those services?
If you disable Automatic Updates via 'Automatic Updates' in 'Control Panel' it doesn't effect any other system service.
"You acknowledge and agree that Microsoft may automatically check the version of the OS Product and/or its components that you are utilizing and may provide upgrades or fixes to the OS Product that will be automatically downloaded to your computer..."
Microsoft EULA asks for root rights - again :-- The Register
Is this for real ? am I imagining things ?