What is Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows XP?
Basically, what spike is tryin to say is that sp2 is an update of the first version of xp. It gets rid of the bugs of sp1(the first one), or most of them.
Answer by jake044
Basically speaking, SP2 for Windows XP was the fix to make it more stable and secure than the original release. If you don't have SP2 installed yet, you are way behind times as SP3 (the final service pack for XP) has been released. To read more about SP2, look here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889736/en-us.
If you do not have SP2 installed yet, I highly recommend that you install it even if you are not going to be using any of the applications here to hack your phone. All that you should need to do is go to Internet Explorer, look at the (tools menu i believe it is) and there should be a link there for Microsoft Update. Go to that site and run through all the recommended updates.
If you are not sure if you have service pack 2 installed, you should be able to find that out by going to: start -> run -> type "dxdiag" without the quotes -> press enter. Confirm that you want to let direct x diagnostics run. When the window appears it should look something like this:
Time of this report: 8/4/2008, 17:51:35
Machine name: SPEC-B71490F23N
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.7GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 509MB used, 1138MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
Answer by spikejones