Updating xp to sp2

This usually involves downloading a simple patch that you can get from your software firewall’s manufacturer's website.

If you have a name-brand computer, check the manufacturer's web site and download any software or driver updates they recommend.

So, in addition to scanning your computer for viruses, you also need to scan it for spyware. If you have an older version, head on over to download the latest version.

But you need to make sure you are using the latest version of your antispyware program when you do this. Well, in Spybot Search & Destroy, go to Help About. If you have Ad Aware, look in the bottom right corner of the Ad Aware screen.

If you don't see "Ad Aware SE Personal, Build 1.05," you don't have the latest version and you'll need to download a new copy at

part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5 Once you have the latest version of your antispyware program, check for updates and then scan your computer. If you are running a software firewall like Zone Alarm or Sygate Personal Firewall, you may need to update your software firewall so that it will fully work with Windows XP SP2.

And, if push comes to shove, you can always uninstall XP SP2 and roll back your system to that restore point you created back in step seven.

You can find the instructions on how to do this at I hope this helps! Contents licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.

Besides, when your computer crashes sometime in the future and you have to reinstall Windows, having XP SP2 on CD-ROM will speed your recovery process. Well, go to the computer section of your nearest big box retailer and ask for a copy.

Microsoft shipped massive amounts of free XP SP2 CD-ROMs to Circuit City, Best Buy, and places like that. If you can't find a copy of XP SP2 in your local tech store or, even worse, if your local tech store tries to sell it to you [something that happened to at least one Best Buy customer in the Chicago area a few weeks ago], hop on over to en_us/

I use a 20" i Mac with a 2GHz core duo processor, 4GB of RAM, a 250GB HD and Mac OS X 10.5.4.

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