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    I have heard a lot of stories about an XP update that actually makes your pc slower and less stable, and seen it mentioned on this forum before, my pcs been lagging when it never used to, and I was wondering if I had it, I've had a good search and i cant find it, can anybody name it or give its number?

    thanks

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    ive heard of it too but i dont remeber the name. are you by any chance using a p4. i was reading about a flaw in win xp that causes p4 processors to perform almost 10X slower than they should when doing specific tasks.

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    nope, AMD duron, its annoying because every now and then it lags playing video and audio files, and it never used to

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    It was Service Pack 2.
    Some people had it on the auto update for some reason.. but windows update doesnt have it at all.
    I think a jerk coworker inside microsoft did that to piss people off... maybe he's stealin your computer resources.

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    so anytihng with sp2 in the title I should delete? Because I have loads of SP2 "hotfixes" in my add/remove programs list, should I get rid of them?

    Will it harm my pc to get rid of all these windows updates?

    Some of them have the AVG icon next to them, although they still say windows SP2 hotfix 938294894-2903480234802348-039480923489 whatever, is that normal?

    Is it ok to have these show up in your add remove programs folder?

    Thanks for anyone who can bother to reply, or who has replied

    im just nervous about how windows will be affected if they are removed

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    exactly!
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    813419 or something. supposed to be fixed now but look at these

    Bad windows updates

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    Originally posted by exactly!@30 June 2003 - 14:45
    813419 or something. supposed to be fixed now but look at these

    Bad windows updates
    I remember windows 98 had ALOT of those

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    Originally posted by RGX@30 June 2003 - 20:51
    I have heard a lot of stories about an XP update that actually makes your pc slower and less stable, and seen it mentioned on this forum before, my pcs been lagging when it never used to, and I was wondering if I had it, I've had a good search and i cant find it, can anybody name it or give its number?

    thanks
    I do my updates two every three days, this way if there`s something "diferent" is easy to spot and check. You don`t have to update all at once.

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    It is XP Fix 811493 that you are thinking of. Microsoft have, however, released an updated version of this fix. Try removing it, it may be that you still have the old version.

    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 811493

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    I've applied all the hotfixes and patches released for XP to date, and haven't suffered any
    performance related side-effects.
    /me blames user error

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