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    Giga 25400: XP: SP1 or SP2?

    Hi,

    Giga 25400: on XP:
    Any recommendations about service packs?
    Is there any benifit or added stability with SP2?

    This machine will be only for GigaStudio, no internet or anything else.

    Thanks,

    Steve

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    Re: Giga 25400: XP: SP1 or SP2?

    SP2!

    Sp1 is ok too. It is not a big deal. After all it stays windows.

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    Re: Giga 25400: XP: SP1 or SP2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Resident
    SP2!

    Sp1 is ok too. It is not a big deal. After all it stays windows.
    Thank you. I am at SP1 on my Giga box. Hesitating on the update to sp2
    unless there is any performace perk relative to Giga.

    Comments from others are still welcome.

    Steve

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    Re: Giga 25400: XP: SP1 or SP2?

    Stricktly for the purpose of confusing you, I am on SP2 and have no problems...

    Ted

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    Cool Re: Giga 25400: XP: SP1 or SP2?

    Yeah, I am one of those GigaStudio 2.54 users.......who also hasn't installed SP2.

    I have been hesitant, because I heard a few stories about how SP2 has a few bugs in it. I am not saying that these stories are true... I just feel comfortable sticking with SP1 on my system.

    After all, if your GigaStudio runs fairly well as it... why not just keep things as they are.

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    Re: Giga 25400: XP: SP1 or SP2?

    SP2 has many fewer bugs than SP1, so there is no need to worry over that point.
    There has been some kerfuffle over firewire drives/devices with SP2, but this is the vendors fault as much as it is with MS.

    The main bulk of the bug fixes and enhancements in SP2 relate to 'locking down' the computer against unauthorized access (ie. hacking) through an internet connection.
    This locking down can play havoc on your prearranged networking.

    Simply, if your music/gigastudio computers are never connected to the internet and/or you are using Firewire devices, there is possibly no need to move to SP2.
    If your Gigastudio computers DO connect to the internet (which is most unwise, IMO), you should apply SP2 and learn how to apply exceptions to the windows firewall.

    I have had NO problems whatsoever with either SP1 or SP2, so in the end your choice may not matter.

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    Re: Giga 25400: XP: SP1 or SP2?

    So if your machine doesn't connect to the net is there an reason for using SP2?

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    Re: Giga 25400: XP: SP1 or SP2?

    Quote Originally Posted by kitekrazy
    So if your machine doesn't connect to the net is there an reason for using SP2?
    I guess if you're not having problems, there's no need for SP2.
    Here is the list of fixes so you can see for yourself.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...5BLN%5D;811113

    It looks frightening.

    Here is a summary of SP2
    "Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides enhanced security measures that will hopefully improve defences against viruses, worms and hackers, along with increased manageability and an improved experience for users. In addition to security and bug fixes, it will change many default settings to improve security, but it may also create some problems"
    (taken from: http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/xpsp2.html )

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