I installed windows xp service pack 2 last night, and in general I have one concluion
IT IS HUGE
the download wasn’t really a problem [it took, perhaps 15 minutes], the problem is that the resulting install IS FRI… HUGE!
so anyway, more rambling. my c:\ partition is only 3Gb and I have done to ensure that the ONLY thing on there is the windows directory
[I have failed, many installers put things in c:\program files\ even if told to install elsewhere]
so, the total of the sp2 upgrade probably weighed 600Mb, I now have only 115Mb free
there are as you probably have heard by now, already security veurnabilities which are MAJOR DESIGN FLAWS [hard to fix], such as how any application can change security settings.
however, it doesn’t seem to have messed up my system other than the “low on disk space” warnings, I think I will be removing it anway
[at least until I can devote 10Gb to that drive, and preferably figure out how to move the “documents and settings” folder to another drive]