I download SP2 a few days ago and installed it. My computer is mostly used for games and it used to crash every 4 - 5 hours or so… I havn’t had one crash! Not a single one! I prefare this to the mac now!
I dont have any issues with SP2 so far, but Windows is unable to recognize my Antivirus Software. I have Systemworks Pro 2004, so Antivirus 2004 Pro is bundled, when I open the Security Center under Control Panel, Firewall and Automatic Updates are on, but next to the Virus Protection it says Check Status and under that it says Norton Antivirus reports that it is installed but its status is unknown, but my Antivirus is enable in the taskbar, its kinda weird that Windows doesnt recognize its status. Any suggestions on how to fix it so Windows can recognize it? Thanx for the help.
Artur - I have that message displayed next to the AV area also. If you do not get a prompt in your system tray urging you to use AV, you shouldn’t be too worried. I have NAV running all the time, and Windows says its status is unknown.
I discovered a very weird problem… when I installed SP2 I noticed my fans were going a wee bit haywire, well I never took any notice… It was a hot night- I thought it was obviously something to do with that… well anywho, few nights on all the fans were on full speed constantly (heat sensitive fans…) so I got the side off and cleaned it, made a differnence for a few hours then it just started overheating again. So last night I uninstalled SP2 just to see what would happen and as soon as I restarted all went silent as the fans calmed down.
I don’t get it though, normally when your computer is overheating its overheating because its working hard, so it then begins to slow down, but it wasnt, it was always running like it had just been switched on… very weird… has anybody else found anything like this?
Fiery - are you on a laptop by any chance? SP2 could have set your Power settings to be Always On, and that could have disabled your CPU’s speed adjusting feature such as Intel’s SpeedStep. In other words, your CPU could be running at full speed even when it doesn’t have to be.
I have not had the same problem though, but I guess that could be something to do with it
Do you have a way of checking the temperature inside your PC using software? I found this program that helps control fan speed: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php You could try that program, but I would rather have it working without having to install a 3rd party program.
Longhorn is the next version of the MS OS, and it won’t be out for a while. You can see some cool pictures of it here: http://www.kirupaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56361 The beta is supposedly coming out next year, but it will be 2006/2007 before it hits stores. So, don’t wait for Longhorn now hehe.
XP SP2 fixes a ton of performance issues, and you will be better of with XP SP2 for now. It is still a technical beta, so fiery - your problem could be related to it not being the final version
I know my other post was closed so I will post my concern here,
The only reason I reposted was due to the fact that Microsoft just sent us documentation explaining that sp2 (we are gold partners with Microsoft) which still hasn’t been officially released will have some major security changes. and that we need to test all our sites / apps that we have developed with the new version they sent yesterday, to make sure we make relevant changes so they continue to work, we have a month to do so.
The thing is Microsoft have never done this before ever they just change stuff and send documents they have never given prior warning, so naturally we all got worried.
I dont understand kirupa saying “rogue Active x controls” I mean the security settings have been stripping our flash movies out of pages before. and they have also stopped streaming media in our sites before due to the use of active x controls.