metastock and ms sp2 update ...

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    Hmmm ... seems that problems are looming for Metastock users and MS SP2 update.

    From one stock forum, apparently Equis experiencing a stream of complaints from Metastock owners (6.52/7.0/9.0 were specifically mentioned) who find Downloader won't "convert" data and simply shuts down .. there maybe also other problems.

    Not sure how this will effect data providors such as Paritech.

    What really is concerning however is that SP1 owners will have SP2 forced upon them by April 2005 !!!!

    XP SP2 Deadline Extended
    By Ryan Naraine September 8, 2004


    Microsoft (Quote, Chart) has pushed back the deadline for the complete delivery of its Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) to April 2005.

    The software giant had originally planned to automatically install the service pack to all Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1 systems by mid-December, but this schedule has been modified to give businesses more time to prepare.

    A
    note posted
    on the Microsoft TechNet site said the mechanism to temporarily disable the delivery of SP2 will only be available for 240 days (8 months) from August 16.

    "At the end of this period, Windows XP SP2 will be delivered to all Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1 systems," the company said.

    Microsoft is allowing businesses to use a new registry key for the sole purpose of disabling and re-enabling the delivery of SP2. "Windows Update and Automatic Update will search for the presence of this registry entry to determine whether or not to download Windows XP SP2. At the end of the 240-day time period, WU and AU will ignore the presence of this registry entry and download Windows XP SP2," the company noted.

    Enterprise customers with a large base of PCs also have access to a range of resources from Microsoft to help manage SP2 delivery.
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    Cheers ... tight stops


    This is only my view ... read the red stuff.




 
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