Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Steve Bate, Aug 19, 2004.
Anyone applied SP2 and not recommend it?
Have not done it yet, but probably will. Can we requst it on CD as I only have a dial-up and not sure it would download before my patience would be severely tested!
Installed it and it cured a number of driver/PCI Bus issues I had. All good nothing bad from my one install.
I have to say that machine was getting on my wick with it's failure to recognise PCI devices and research led me to a known XP bug affecting the registry.
I've not plucked up the courage to install it on any of my machines that are working OK.
Put it on 4 machines so far and not seen any problems yet.
One troubled machine does seem a lot happier with life since the upgrade!
I loaded it on one of my computers and it caused problems with my Logitech MX-700 mouse. The pointer randomly went on excursions of it's own around the screen ! I've now uninstalled it and the mouse is working OK.
I've spoken to Microsoft about this and they say it's not a known problem and have given me some things to try if I decide to load it again.
I installed the distributors version (280MB!) and had no problems.
I've uninstalled it now and I am waiting for the official XP Pro consumer release.
I've installed it on two pcs with no trouble.
I think I have the MX-700 logitech (cordless & rechargeable RF) and have had no problems with that.
Which drivers are you using for the MX-700 ? I'm just using the standard ones that XP loads. I've also got it plugged into the PS2 port rather than USB.
i think mine is in the usb port, i also have the updated drivers from logitech (www.logitech.com i would imagine) you have to go through support or downloads.
i'd find a link but i'm about to leave work!
hope that clears it up!
Article in the latest Computer Active magazine on this very subject!!
I downloaded it from MS and have installed on two pc's tonight. No problems to report however i've still a couple to install on and then set up a new network. http://www.msfn.org/comments.php?shownews=9227
Is it available on CD?
I know it only installs what's required but it saves all the install files in the root drive in 2 places, which takes up about 800MB of space.
I'm sure one of the folders can be deleted, but I'm not sure about the other one which means another 400MB of wasted disk space, making my Ghost image even bigger.
I've loaded on the logitech drivers for my mouse so may give it another go when it's released. One problem with the logitech drivers is that they won't detect the mouse properly through a KVM switch.
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