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Old 09-07-02, 12:31 PM
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Win XP Service pack 1

Here is the link, I installed it a few minutes ago. Seems to work ok on my system.

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...sp1_en_x86.exe

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Old 09-07-02, 01:23 PM
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Been waiting a long long time for this, thanks for the heads up
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Old 09-07-02, 03:56 PM
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Has anybody used this with the enterprise edition yet? I don't think our Key has leaked, but I don't want to disable my system.
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Old 09-07-02, 04:10 PM
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What's the "enterprise edition"? You mean corporate?
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Old 09-07-02, 05:14 PM
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Originally posted by Nazgul
Has anybody used this with the enterprise edition yet? I don't think our Key has leaked, but I don't want to disable my system.
Let's not say how I know this, but I don't think it disables, it just won't install the service pack if you have a pirated key.
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Old 09-07-02, 08:58 PM
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There's one extra step, but you can install SP1 with the Corp. version:
[Please don't post this type of info here. -X]
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Old 09-07-02, 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by digitalmanAZ
There's one extra step, but you can install SP1 with the Corp. version:
[Please don't quote this type of info here. -X]
of course this extra step is only necessary if your using an illegal serial number
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Old 09-08-02, 12:51 AM
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Cool... just installed it on my PC. No problems yet. Can't believe it 133MB though.
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Old 09-08-02, 03:21 AM
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I tried it out today. Of course I ghosted my OS before applying the SP.

So far I've found two things it's fixed. I always used to get a big black rectangle when I maximized DScaler, right at the place where my mouse clicked the maximize icon on its controx box. It was really annoying and indicated a problem with either the OS or ATI's driver when dealing with the video overlay. (Guess which one I thought was to blame.) To my amazement the black chunk is gone.

The other improvement is the sticking of the "Like current folder" setting in the setup of the way directories are displayed in Windows Explorer. I never could get all directories ("folders") to display in my preferred format which was Details. Now they do.
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Old 09-08-02, 02:28 PM
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I have to apply the SP1 at work and see if it fixes my problem. For some reason when I redid my machine fresh a few months ago, my primary screen is not sticking at 1280 x 1024. Everytime I reboot, it goes to 1024 x 768 60Hz. This pisses me off. I have a dual monitor setup using the ATI 8500. My second screen is running 1024 x 768. I never have this problem before.
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Old 09-08-02, 04:14 PM
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I have a dual monitor setup using the ATI 8500. My second screen is running 1024 x 768. I never have this problem before.
Good luck. It's probably the ATI driver.
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Old 09-09-02, 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by zuffy
I have to apply the SP1 at work and see if it fixes my problem. For some reason when I redid my machine fresh a few months ago, my primary screen is not sticking at 1280 x 1024. Everytime I reboot, it goes to 1024 x 768 60Hz. This pisses me off. I have a dual monitor setup using the ATI 8500. My second screen is running 1024 x 768. I never have this problem before.
Here's a program that'll take care of that refresh rate problem for you:

http://www.pagehosting.co.uk/rf/

You'll need to run the program once after each time you update video card drivers.

Now I'm off to download SP1.
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Old 09-09-02, 04:08 PM
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It didn't fix my problem

I think when I loaded the new ATI drivers, that's what cause it. It seem to be a feature of Hydravision that both displays must have the resolution.
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Originally posted by zuffy
It seem to be a feature of Hydravision that both displays must have the resolution.
That could be. Your second display doesn't support higher than 60Hz, I assume?

You might want to try posting your problem on the Rage3D boards. I'm sure someone there could tell you how to fix your problem or whether or not there is a solution to that problem.
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Old 09-09-02, 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by zuffy
It didn't fix my problem

I think when I loaded the new ATI drivers, that's what cause it. It seem to be a feature of Hydravision that both displays must have the resolution.
And you're surprised?

Try the 6025 version of the drivers. Do not install the newest ATI drivers and assume they'll fix anything. And if you're lucky and they actually do, they'll break something else.
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Old 09-09-02, 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by GoVegan
That could be. Your second display doesn't support higher than 60Hz, I assume?

You might want to try posting your problem on the Rage3D boards. I'm sure someone there could tell you how to fix your problem or whether or not there is a solution to that problem.
The 15" LCD is set to 1024 x 768 75Hz, and my primary display is set to 1280 x 1024 75Hz. I'm gonna try to get the old drivers and try again.
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Old 09-09-02, 06:05 PM
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And you're surprised?
I've never really have major problems with their drivers in the past until this one that annoy the hack outa me
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Good luck. It's probably the ATI driver.
ati drivers = sukekeke i've had a few in the past and they've all been crap, some even royally messing up my comp. it's too bad cuz ATI makes some good vid cards (just not good drivers). now, it's all GF for me

oh, and thanks...i'll d/l it, but is there any way to get a free CD like with Office XP SP1/SP2?
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Old 09-10-02, 12:02 AM
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oh, and thanks...i'll d/l it, but is there any way to get a free CD like with Office XP SP1/SP2?
It does not look like Microsoft will be providing free CD-ROM copies of the service pack. On the SP1 information page, there is a link to order a CD for about $9.95.
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Old 09-10-02, 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by Nazgul
Has anybody used this with the enterprise edition yet? I don't think our Key has leaked, but I don't want to disable my system.
I've not tried it but www.iexbeta.com has some good information regarding SP1. But I can't help if anyone posts less than moral things to the board, over there. *ahem*
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Old 09-10-02, 04:49 PM
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Damn, I don't know what's going on. I used an old version date to 5/2002 and it's still useless. I know for a fact I don't have this problem with this driver before the fresh reinstall. I even went in safe mode to delete all the ATI files. Oh well, I'll live with it
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I installed it today and it asked if it could overwrite some file(can't remember now, should have looked closer) and I agreed. Guess I shouldn't have agreed, I couldn't get the computer to boot back up afterwards and had to put the Windows cd back in and do recovery.
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Originally posted by DonkeyKong
It does not look like Microsoft will be providing free CD-ROM copies of the service pack. On the SP1 information page, there is a link to order a CD for about $9.95.
damn...that definately blows, esp. for people on dial up. but i mean, 9.95? it's like 1.50 (if not less to ship), and virtually nothing for the CD. geez, didn't they make enough on the OS?
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Old 09-11-02, 12:18 AM
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How about the Express Update?Thats would enough right?No need to download the whole SP1?
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Express Update examines your system and downloads only what is relevant to your system. That way you don't have to download all 138 mb of it. Usually only around 30...
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