Originally Posted by venom8599
Oh, so that was the problem. But AMDZen, SP2 is worth it. The Security Center settings are a lot easier to use and have the monitoring which is nice. That and the fact that if you ever want Critical Windows Updates again you need SP2 (may just be a rumor, but I've heard it.)
I don't know where you heard that but its not true, I've gotten 2 critical security updates since SP2 came out, but I don't have SP2. MS will continue to provide security updates for a while. Besides SP2 suxx now, some of the major issues it has will probably be corrected before they stop updating SP1. Not to mention that over 95% of the "Critical" updates are for Internet Explorer, and people that use that must be insane.
And no, SP2 is not worth it, obviously you haven't done your research on it but I'm not about to explain all the reasons its not. Who needs a security center?? I'm more then adept enough to control my security. I have a firewall, Windows firewall is useless whether its SP2 or not. IE is useless, people that use it must like spyware, or just have no clue. SP2 doesn't provide anything which I need or desire. If you need it, more power or rather, less power to you.
The only possible security advantage SP2 provides is if you have an AMD64 processor, since it has the virus code now enabled for that. And that, is useless to me too, I haven't had a virus in 6 years. The fact is, some people know that MicroSoft has the absolute worst reputation for security on the entire planet.