xp2?


M

ms

I have a firewall(zonealarm pro). Do I need sevice pack 2? Can you install
the other updates and not the firewall?
Chris
 
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Taurarian

You can keep ZoneAlarm with SP2. You should have SP2 (you can turn off the SP2
firewall). Some info to assist you in deciding whether or not you wish to have SP2

Service Pack 2 information
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/xpsp2.htm
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm

How to successfully install Windows XP Service Pack 2.
http://www.fixyourwindows.com/winxpsp2install.htm

Are You Ready for WinXP SP2?
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=windowsxpsp2

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/sp2_whattoknow.mspx
What to Know Before You Download and Install Windows XP Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=843090&product=windowsxpsp2
Description of the Windows Firewall feature in Windows XP Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283673
HOW TO: Enable or Disable Internet Connection Firewall in Windows XP
 
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Michael Solomon \(MS-MVP Windows Shell/User\)

And just to specifically answer the last question, the XP firewall is fully
integrated but it can be turned off. It will be turned on by default when
you install SP2 but you should see an option to turn it off. Conversely,
you can go to Control Panel, open the Security Center and turn it off from
there.
 
G

Guest

Theres a lot more to SP2 than the firewall, so yes you do
need it and when you do have it installed you wont worry
too much about your zonealarm FWall, SP2 has all that
covered far better and a lot more easier to config as
regards firewalling,SP2 is not selective take it or leave
it, i would take it
 
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Michael Solomon \(MS-MVP Windows Shell/User\)

The firewall in SP2 neither blocks nor alerts the user to outgoing
communications. Hence, he's better off using his current firewall, Zone
Alarm than the XP firewall.
 

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