SP2: So far so good

So I just installed SP2 (a big update for Windows XP). I was suprised it took so long to show up on my Automatic Updates. Anyway, it only took about 20 minutes to install (which I filled by watching Family Guy… good stuff). I was kinda afraid to start it this late, but it went off without a hitch. It even found ZoneAlarm and disabled its own crappy little firewall.

The only thing that really annoyed me is that it inserted a shortcut to IE and Media Player in the quicklaunch icon area. If I wanted those, I would have already put them there! I was almost suprised it didn’t change IE back to being my default broswer.

I would advise anyone who installs SP2 to create a Restore Point before installing it. I didn’t need it, but it was nice to know it was there. Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. This allows you to return to your previous settings if something does go wrong during the update.

Well, off to homework and such.

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