> >-----Original Message-----
> >After installing SP 1 on a friend's computer, when double-
> clicking on
> >IE, the machine no longer asks to connect to the internet
> (via a dial-up
> >modem connection). She can still connect manually (i.e.
> >on the connection icon) but this isn't really acceptable
> (she's almost
> >completely computer illerate!)... Is there a fix for
> Immediately uninstall that sucker, and if you didn't save
> a backup to uninstall, then do a System Restore. If that
> doesn't work, do a repiar job on it. SP1 will sooner or
> later force you to use newer peripherals that will cost
> you dearly and MS makes the money since SP1 was
> implemented with the help of parts and peripherals makers
> for PCs, and they were al incahoots. Sooner or later this
> will be inevitable.
Your posts are very counter productive, you give the poster an immediate
sense of doom and gloom with your posts. The fact is, there are problems,
but it looks like the majority of people updating to SP1 are not
experiencing the problems. The newsgroups and the volunteers supporting the
newsgroups are performing as they were expected. There are a small number of
posters shifting the blame to anyone other than Microsoft, and they are
prolific and wrong in many instances.
The reason you see little MVP presence could be that we don't reply to rants
that have no information to determine how to help the poster, or we don't
know how to fix the problem "YET". I personally have not experienced any of
the problems posted, so I have no first hand experience to supply to the
person with the problem. Either I am incredibly skilled , or lucky. I expect
the lucky part is more likely, but I also don't know many people personally
that have had problems.
It's silly to attack someone that suggests that a person that applies a
major update that informs they should make a backup and then should not be
told they are partially to blame for the data loss. Sure the update should
work, but it's unrealistic to believe any software is 100% compatible with
every single system combination imaginable. Many of the people voicing there
displeasure with XP, supply no helpful information. How do you help them?
Please tell me............................
So far the posters that have given helpful information; the slow down after
install seems to be the most serious one that hasn't been addressed. I did
have one system that demonstrated a slowness, but it cleared up after a few
reboots. Many of the problem posts are just redundant posts about the same
OE problem that shows a lack of previously scanning the newsgroups for
similar problem posts and fixes or work around.
The high traffic and redundant posts can also be traced back to the Web
Format that many of the new poster are using for access. For the first time
Windows is including a link in the Help and Support console, and the
majority of the new newsgroup users accessing from this link; have no
concept of newsgroup protocol. Many think it is a real time MS support forum
and have no concept of NNPT or it's history.
Michael Stevens MS-MVP XP