Friday, September 03, 2004

XP SP2 slowing down Dell Inspirons?

According to this story from, SP2 is slowing XP Home on Dell Inspiron laptops quite a bit, by up to 10x. Good grief.

So far I haven't noticed any adverse affects on my Compaq Presario 710US running XP Pro, but I have to admit I haven't really wrong it out to see if it's broken any apps other than Firefox or Thunderbird. I really ought to do that in my copious (cough, cough) free time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a Dell Inspiron 1150 running XP Home and SP2. I have not noticed any speed problems related to SP2. This could be becaue I download, I think, three updates Dell had for SP2. These downloads were made available before SP2 went gold.

Perhaps these people need to check the Dell site for the driver updates.

In any case, my Dell runs just fine, thank you very much.

Aloha - Dan