It was on as a only one way supplied with my Dell I-8600, the color of reinstallation disc is *green* colored, totally opposite of the earlier I-8600 Purple. The work around is to uninstall sp2 and use your purple colored disc that is and only has *SP1*. when sp1 is installed there are no more bugs except for Internet news pop ups, the work around for that is to uncheck the words found in Adminstrative in the 'classic' Control Panel. Once that is done you will not be bothered by the grey screen messages anymore, man what a nuisence seeing those still coming through the hole MSN finally patched up. This is some what like the old pop up that says get rid of these pop up by buying pop up software from popup.com
I hope this will help the noob that are buying Dell Inspiron 8600 the date on my fixed up new I-8600 is December 2004, with the now working great ATI 128MB 9600 Pro Turbo video card.
Only problem when installing SP1 I lost my view to a certain page as something in my 2005 Norton Security Personal Firewall is blocking the view of a DVD cover website.