Preparation for XP SP2 install?

  StephenRogers 10:24 02 Apr 05

Let's see:

-virus scan
-disk clean up
-turn off norton
-full back up
-download and install microsoft updates which prevent the whole start up loop on SP2 installation
-disconnect peripherals
-disconnect from internet
-install from CD

Is there anything I've forgotten?


  Diodorus Siculus 11:09 02 Apr 05

You should have no problems with that!

Try the system file checker though:



sfc /scannow

  Michendi 13:05 02 Apr 05

Have you read the Microsoft Compatibility Guide for SP2? Recommended reading. click here

  Paranoid Android 15:11 02 Apr 05

The most important one of the lot is full backup (a disk image is best) - and not meaning to preach to the converted, periodically check to make sure you can read the backup media correctly.


  StephenRogers 09:59 07 Apr 05


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