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12. System Performance > 114. Fix SP2 Upgrade Woes

Fix SP2 Upgrade Woes

The Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) is a boon for those looking for better security and wireless access. But it can also block automatic updates, kill applications, and worse. Here’s what you can do to solve these problems.

SP2 is a must-have, if only for its new security features. But it’s far from perfect. It’s caused all kinds of problems on many people’s systems, and yours might be one of them. You might find out you can’t use the Microsoft Automatic Updates site, the Windows Firewall won’t let some of your applications run, and your firewall or antivirus software doesn’t appear to work after you install SP2. In this hack, you’ll learn what you can do to fix those problems, and as a last resort, if you can’t fix them, how to uninstall SP2.


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