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#1 10 years ago

Has anyone installed the service pack and if they have can they tell me it if caused any problems, specifically with BF2 and/or FH2,

Thanks.




jumjum

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#2 10 years ago

Don't do it! Don't know about how it interacts with FH, but apparently it's not even compatible with Windows XP or Vista! I've seen many horror stories about crashes and Blue Screens Of Death. I'm very security conscious, have three virus/spy programs in addition to McAfee and I use them every week, and I'm not going near SP 3. Unlike SP2, 3 is not mandatory for security. Besides, most of your security worries will disappear when you quit using IE and go to the Firefox browser by Mozilla, here: Firefox web browser | Faster, more secure, & customizable




foodmaniac2003

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#3 10 years ago

There seems to be an issue for SP3. I don't completely understand it, but it has something to do with vendor PCs (Compaq, HP, etc.) with Athlon processors and a certain file modified by the vendor.

jumjum;4347095Don't do it! Don't know about how it interacts with FH, but apparently it's not even compatible with Windows XP or Vista! I've seen many horror stories about crashes and Blue Screens Of Death. I'm very security conscious, have three virus/spy programs in addition to McAfee and I use them every week, and I'm not going near SP 3. Unlike SP2, 3 is not mandatory for security. Besides, most of your security worries will disappear when you quit using IE and go to the Firefox browser by Mozilla, here: Firefox web browser | Faster, more secure, & customizable

Do you really need 2 or 3 virus/spy programs Jum =p? Oh, and yes, FF is a great browser for those of you who haven't tried it yet. The Beta 3 version is superb.




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#4 10 years ago
jumjum;4347095Don't do it! Don't know about how it interacts with FH, but apparently it's not even compatible with Windows XP or Vista! I've seen many horror stories about crashes and Blue Screens Of Death. I'm very security conscious, have three virus/spy programs in addition to McAfee and I use them every week, and I'm not going near SP 3. Unlike SP2, 3 is not mandatory for security. Besides, most of your security worries will disappear when you quit using IE and go to the Firefox browser by Mozilla, here: Firefox web browser | Faster, more secure, & customizable

Hehe, don't worry jumjum, the only time my Windows box is even turned on is to play games; all other computing activities (including posting this message) is done via my FreeBSD UNIX box... no need for multiple anti-virus and anti-malware programmes. My question was really about if SP3 stops any programmes from working, not whether it will increase my security because I simply don't trust Microsoft operating systems no matter how many service packs they have on.;)




jumjum

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#5 10 years ago
Tanked;4347183Hehe, don't worry jumjum, the only time my Windows box is even turned on is to play games; all other computing activities (including posting this message) is done via my FreeBSD UNIX box...

OMG, a UNIX god. I feel like a rookie Luftwaffe pilot bragging to Adolph Galland about how I how I damaged a Spit, and offering to give him some pointers. Color me chagrined. I wish I had the guts to learn and go with UNIX.

Foodie, I've found that the various programs like spydoctor, AdAware, etc., don't always detect and get rid of the same things. So I run 'em to make sure my box isn't being used to siphon bank accounts in Minsk or plaster every computer in Sri Lanka with ads for ground-up elephant balls.




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#6 10 years ago

Why you flatter me good sir:)

I know enough to get the OS installed, install 3rd party products and make a decent desktop out of it but I wouldn't call myself a god; however I certainly wouldn't say I'm a n00b either.

What makes it safer for me is because UNIX is a simpler operating system than Microsoft Windows; its basically composed of binaries, scripts and simple text files; installing malware on a UNIX box would be problematic as there is no obscure registry for it to hide in, plus the standard user account is far more locked down on UNIX/Linux than it is on Windows. As many UNIX OS' are open source, and the entire system configuration is stored as simple flat text files, its quite easy to see how and where applications are starting from and to recover if there is a problem.

While its bad practice to log onto your PC as the administrator, many Windows users are forced to do this because their software won't run without admin privileges; not necessarily Microsoft's fault, more the responsiblity of the sloppy programmer- BF2/FH2 won't run on my WinXP box when I'm logged on as a non-admin user for example. However in the last 6 years of me using UNIX I'm not aware of any application that forces you to log on as root (the UNIX administrator account) for it to work.

I'd suggest that you find an old PC and install a Linux or UNIX OS, the most popular Linux would be Ubuntu:

Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu

or if you want to try a *BSD derivative (as I have) you could take a look at PC-BSD:

PC-BSD - Home




Mr. Pedantic

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#7 10 years ago
I'm very security conscious, have three virus/spy programs in addition to McAfee and I use them every week, and I'm not going near SP 3

Or you could use a Linux distro.

And what's more, you don't even need to use a Windows computer; Wine can pretty much run any windows programs on it with no degradation in performance; hell, for some programs it might even get a performance boost.




Biiviz

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#8 10 years ago

Son of a bitch. I just remembered that I installed SP3 before going to bed a couple of nights ago. Just realized why my computer won't start anymore.

Damn you Micro$oft!




Kradovech

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#9 10 years ago

Biiviz;4347835Son of a bitch. I just remembered that I installed SP3 before going to bed a couple of nights ago. Just realized why my computer won't start anymore.

Damn you Micro$oft!

Well now you know the problem, simply format the hard drive and reinstall windows, that's all there is to it :P




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#10 10 years ago

Sometimes I really think that it's not just incompetence but a bizarre intention to screw people over with patches, service packs and improved new window's releases. Oh the irony... they have a great sense of humor for sure.




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