Peter Sheil (petersheil) wrote,
Peter Sheil
petersheil

More Win XP SP2 fun

My company is rolling out SP2 *holds head in hands* however they have created some links which might help explain things (from an MS viewpoint). The comments are, of course, my own. :)

Peace
peter

A brief insight into Service Pack 2 is given below

Microsoft offers the following Top 10 reasons for installing the update
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/topten.mspx
Strangely they don't include loss of brain function by user.

Understanding how the Windows Firewall will affect your system
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx
It keeps those malicious multi-player games out of your system and may stop those nasty virus protection programs from updating themselves.

How to manage Block Pop-up Windows with Internet Explorer
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/web/sp2_popupblocker.mspx
1. Use Firefox
2. Take big hammer and hit screen where the pop-up window appears - you get extra points if you hit it quicker.
3. Buy a new flat screen.


How to Manage your Computer’s Security Settings from one place
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wscintro.mspx
Microsoft will adjust you computer to provide maximum ... profit for MS.

FAQs on temporary block on SP2download
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/sp2aumngfaq.mspx
What, stop the download? Well Ok, but only for a short while.

Link to blocking download
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8BCE6BBA-EA5D-4425-89C1-C1CB1CCD463C&displaylang=en
Listen to my voice ... you want the download ... your life will become better ... thousands of doves will fly over you and unless you have SP2 they'll all s**t on you ... get it now ... you know you want to.
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