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I just reformated (because I upgraded mobo/cpu) does sevice pack 2 make things run faster? I mostly play games and watch movies. Last time I tried to install it my windows died on me. Will somebody give me a reason to install it?
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SP2 adds a bunch of security features, some of which are nice and others which are a waste for people who are conscientious. If you do decide to install it again, it's suggested that you slipstream it so it installs from the start. There's a FAQ on slipstreaming here. That should take care of the problems you experienced in the past.
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It doesnt make your p.c any faster just much secure unfortunately as said above people have had problems with SP2 i have to say that ive never had any problems.
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Look on google for a program that is free..Nlite I think it is called ..It allows you to slip stream every driver and the service pack of your choice so after windows is installed you are done ! !

Here ya go a link ..I use this it i awsom ..http://www.nliteos.com/nlite.html
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I could not get my soul seek to work with SP2, other than that it seems ok.
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SP2 has a lot of security features, and couple of them can cause a few problems with some apps/games. However, IMO, it is worth installing (but only via a slipstreamed WinXP cd)
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THe best thing to do is order a CD from Micro caus ei had huge problems with downloading SP2 as every time i did it seemes to be corrupt and cause my PC some problesm like 100% CPU all the time Net not working games not playing but i got a CD from them and its all been fine since then
     
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