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    Windows XP SP2 Release Candidate 2

    Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides an enhanced security infrastructure that defends against viruses, worms and hackers, along with increased manageability and control for IT professionals and an improved experience for users.

    To aid IT professionals in planning and testing for the deployment of Windows XP SP2, Microsoft is making available this preview, based on Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of the SP2. Additionally, we have established 11 newsgroups for sharing information.

    Note: This technical preview is unsupported and is intended for testing purposes only. Do not use in production environments.

    View: Release Notes

    Download Network Install: English (264 MB)| German (262 MB) | Japanese

    Download: Express Install (via Windows Update)

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    so who has the nads to install this and give us a review?



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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    so who has the nads to install this and give us a review?
    Paging Lynchknot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend
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    Hey lynch its just one more reformat.



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    I have one of the older sp2's installed on my computer and i love it

    so many new features

    can't have a fresh xp install without sp2

    going to slipstream it when it gets final

    love it

    egghead
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    I evaluated RC 1 before but I'm gonna wait for final this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan
    I evaluated RC 1 before but I'm gonna wait for final this time.
    and I will wait about 2months after to see how you guys got all the bugs out.



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    I just wanna see how many times LK reinstalls for this one LOL

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    OK you cowards....lmao...I am downloading it now and will install before the night or morning ends...will let you know if I stepped on my willy or not with this one.

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    I'm in...for what I not know but going the exspress install.

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    brave souls on in the name of technology.



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    all bets are off... TZ Veteran SupaStar's Avatar
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    Had a very stable RC1 running for the past few months...

    I hope there's no big holes

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupaStar
    Had a very stable RC1 running for the past few months...

    I hope there's no big holes
    RC1 prevented this certain porn site from displaying, had to use FireFox for it to display once again. That's when I decided to reformat and go back to SP1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan
    RC1 prevented this certain porn site from displaying, had to use FireFox for it to display once again. That's when I decided to reformat and go back to SP1.
    LMAO....you slut.....just kiddin dood. I am going to install today. Did not get a chance yesterday...will keep ya all posted if it doesn't hose my system...

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    Exclamation Sp2 Rc2

    SP2 RC2
    Running fine without any major issues...

    Only one that I found a pain was the Windows Update problem that some people seem to be having.

    Solution below:

    O.K. GOOD NEWS!!!

    Someone in one of the Beta newsgroups has found a solution for this error when trying to update the Windows Update Site and getting the "0x80070005" error.

    I am posting it for you so that mabey you can help someone else with this issue.
    It worked like a charm.
    It seemed to happen only after installing SP2 RC1 or SP2 RC2.
    Hope this info is helpful.
    Please reply to me to let me know your opinion.....

    SEE PROCEDURE BELOW:

    Windows Update error 0x80070005 fix:

    v5 Windows Update error 0x80070005 from WindowsUpdate.log:
    Registration failed with error 0x80070005 or
    InstallUpdatedBinaries failed with error 0x80070005 or
    UpdateClientWorker failed: error 0x80070005


    Step 1: Error 0x80070005 accessing the Windows Update .v5 beta site, please try the following: Click Start > Run > Type the follow commands in the Open box (one at a time, in sequence):

    REGSVR32 C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuapi.dll

    REGSVR32 C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaueng.dll

    REGSVR32 C:\WINDOWS\system32\atl.dll

    REGSVR32 C:\WINDOWS\system32\wucltui.dll

    REGSVR32 C:\WINDOWS\system32\wups.dll

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