:i will not post here anymore just to be sure everyone who tries to impersonate me is a faked me:
Mediaman, is it possible you may have made a slight mistake in assuming that there were four new processes running and that your computer was indeed installing some form of update, or software?
The page file was set to a min and max of 1024 and kept on C:. No other adjustment or settings were made to memory configuration. Timings are irrelevant to the article as BIOS settings were the same between both SP1 and SP2 tests.
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To the unregistered guest following Aoen's comment.
Why was it a waste of time. Many users have reported their own problems they believe are attributable to the installation of SP2. I am not saying that SP2 is not to be installed but I hope the article shows those users, though mostly by game benchmarks, that the difference in speed of SP1 vs. SP2, on average, is negligable.
This article does not make comment to the importance of SP2.
I hate SP2! Simply because of that DEP. I uninstalled it once and for all and now back to SP1. I've tried to disable DEP, editing boot ini but to know avail. It has no effect, the small module keeps poping up and asking me "Run as.." S**t!! I'm the owner of this computer! Why do that program asking me who should run a certain application. To hell with that Data Execution Prevention!