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  • When I update to Windows XP SP2 my computer, after restarting, becomes painfully slow at doing anything, even to open the start menu. My only solution to the problem so far has been to uninstall SP2. However, now I need SP2 for my Ipod and Itunes to work.

    Can somebody try and help me fix this annoying problem?

    Thanks,

    Jock

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    Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:29 AM

Answers

  • Jock Jams,

     

    Quite often a computer that runs sluggishly or balkily after SP2 is installed using either Windows Updates or the stand alone installer will run perfectly if XP is installed with an installation CD that has SP2 slipsteamed into the installation files.

     

    May I suggest making an XP installation CD that integrates SP2 into the files onto the installation CD?  There's a very handy free utility called Autostreamer that will do it easily:  http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.shtml

     

    If you want to be bold and agressive, you could even try integrating the SP3 Release Candidate into your new installaion CD.  Here's the link to download it:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=75ed934c-8423-4386-ad98-36b124a720aa&DisplayLang=en

     

    One other thing to check is to find out if the motherboard in your computer needs a BIOS update to properly run SP2.  Check the computer manufacturer's or motherboard manufacturer's support pages to find out.

    Thursday, February 14, 2008 5:25 PM