xp sp1 does support large capacity hdd's as does windows me! My pc came with win xp sp1 and 2 x 160 GB internal hdd's. I also run an ext 300 GB drive and a 250 GB drive in a caddy all at the same time. I have never put sp2 on, mainly due to all the problems peeps were having when it was issued. I am well covered for security using 3rd party software ie zonealarm, avg antivirus and 4 diff antispyware programs. Any personal details are protected in pgp volumes requiring a passphrase 26 character alphanumecic passphrase.
I have had no security breaces nor problems running any of my drives.
I am well covered for security using 3rd party software ie zonealarm, avg antivirus and 4 diff antispyware programs.
But you are NOTcovered for the vulnerabilities in the operating system. That leave you open to script kiddies running programs on your system. Microsoft does not work to create patches / updates just for the fun of it.
All problems (there were very few mainly due to Prescot CPUs) installing SP2 are now sorted