XP Service Pack 2 Update Notification Icon

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?TWF0aWxkYQ==?=, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. I have a notification icon in my taskbar that informs me that "support for
    Windows XP SP1 ends October 10, 2006" The "little blue star" icon. Right
    clicking on it shows several options, Including the one that asks to "Obtain
    XP Sevice Pack 2" I want this icon removed and taken of my system that I
    built myself from the motherboard on up. I do not wish to use XP Service Pack
    2 and never will. I found that it was a piece of junk that caused so many
    problems it made it impossible to use the Internet, so I took it off my
    machine. I paid good money to buy the Windows XP Professional operating
    system when I built this system from scratch. Yet, when I try to obtain email
    support for it using my PID , I am told I should contact my computer vender.
    That means I should contact myself. How ridiculous!!! If anyone has had
    problems with this and/or knows how to get it off my system, I would
    appreciate the help. Even though I have installed SUSE Linux as a bootable
    option on this machine, I still need to use Windows XP for games and until my
    transition to Linux is complete.
    =?Utf-8?B?TWF0aWxkYQ==?=, Aug 27, 2006
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    M. Murcek Guest

    Since SP 2 is built in to x64 Edition from the get-go, it is probable you
    are in the wrong news group. This group focusses on Windows XP Professional
    x64 Edition...

    "Matilda" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a notification icon in my taskbar that informs me that "support for
    > Windows XP SP1 ends October 10, 2006" The "little blue star" icon. Right
    > clicking on it shows several options, Including the one that asks to
    > "Obtain
    > XP Sevice Pack 2" I want this icon removed and taken of my system that I
    > built myself from the motherboard on up. I do not wish to use XP Service
    > Pack
    > 2 and never will. I found that it was a piece of junk that caused so many
    > problems it made it impossible to use the Internet, so I took it off my
    > machine. I paid good money to buy the Windows XP Professional operating
    > system when I built this system from scratch. Yet, when I try to obtain
    > email
    > support for it using my PID , I am told I should contact my computer
    > vender.
    > That means I should contact myself. How ridiculous!!! If anyone has had
    > problems with this and/or knows how to get it off my system, I would
    > appreciate the help. Even though I have installed SUSE Linux as a bootable
    > option on this machine, I still need to use Windows XP for games and until
    > my
    > transition to Linux is complete.
    M. Murcek, Aug 27, 2006
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    M. Murcek Guest

    OOPS - SP1 built in. SP2 for x64 Edition is in beta. I've never seen the
    icon you describe, but then I've never has a problem with SP2 on the 32 bit
    side either...

    "M. Murcek" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > Since SP 2 is built in to x64 Edition from the get-go, it is probable you
    > are in the wrong news group. This group focusses on Windows XP
    > Professional x64 Edition...
    >
    > "Matilda" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I have a notification icon in my taskbar that informs me that "support for
    >> Windows XP SP1 ends October 10, 2006" The "little blue star" icon. Right
    >> clicking on it shows several options, Including the one that asks to
    >> "Obtain
    >> XP Sevice Pack 2" I want this icon removed and taken of my system that I
    >> built myself from the motherboard on up. I do not wish to use XP Service
    >> Pack
    >> 2 and never will. I found that it was a piece of junk that caused so many
    >> problems it made it impossible to use the Internet, so I took it off my
    >> machine. I paid good money to buy the Windows XP Professional operating
    >> system when I built this system from scratch. Yet, when I try to obtain
    >> email
    >> support for it using my PID , I am told I should contact my computer
    >> vender.
    >> That means I should contact myself. How ridiculous!!! If anyone has had
    >> problems with this and/or knows how to get it off my system, I would
    >> appreciate the help. Even though I have installed SUSE Linux as a
    >> bootable
    >> option on this machine, I still need to use Windows XP for games and
    >> until my
    >> transition to Linux is complete.

    >
    >
    M. Murcek, Aug 27, 2006
    #3
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    Jud Hendrix Guest

    On Sun, 27 Aug 2006 09:28:02 -0700, Matilda
    <> wrote:

    >I have a notification icon in my taskbar that informs me that "support for
    >Windows XP SP1 ends October 10, 2006" The "little blue star" icon.


    You have stumbled in the wrong newsgroup. This one is for Windows x64. SP1
    for x32 will reach it's end of Support Lifecycle indeed at that date, so
    it's better for you to upgrade anyway, to keep your system safe (unless
    it's an offline machine of course).

    jud
    Jud Hendrix, Aug 27, 2006
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  5. =?Utf-8?B?TWF0aWxkYQ==?=

    Larry Hodges Guest

    Just another Microsoft Hater. Never ceases to amaze me. She's gone to the
    XP ng, but let's break it down. It's Sunday morning and I'm bored.


    "Matilda" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a notification icon in my taskbar that informs me that "support for
    > Windows XP SP1 ends October 10, 2006" The "little blue star" icon. Right
    > clicking on it shows several options, Including the one that asks to
    > "Obtain
    > XP Sevice Pack 2" I want this icon removed and taken of my system that I
    > built myself from the motherboard on up. I do not wish to use XP Service
    > Pack
    > 2 and never will. I found that it was a piece of junk that caused so many
    > problems it made it impossible to use the Internet,


    SP2 made it impossible to use the Internet. That's news to me. Could it be
    she's a moron and not able to configure her security?

    >so I took it off my
    > machine. I paid good money to buy the Windows XP Professional operating
    > system when I built this system from scratch. Yet, when I try to obtain
    > email
    > support for it using my PID , I am told I should contact my computer
    > vender.


    Could that be because she IS the vendor, because...well...she did build her
    own system? And obviously she installed the OEM version of XP. But this is
    also MS's fault. (They also are responsible for global warming by the way.)
    If we only had hardware like Apple where you had to buy their overpriced
    crap, all would be right in the world. Not quite sure how we could twist
    that argument to support Linux, however, but I'm sure she would give it a
    valiant effort.

    > That means I should contact myself. How ridiculous!!!


    Absolutely! How dare they expect me to know anything about computers if I'm
    going to build my own! The audacity!

    >If anyone has had
    > problems with this and/or knows how to get it off my system, I would
    > appreciate the help. Even though I have installed SUSE Linux as a bootable
    > option on this machine, I still need to use Windows XP for games and until
    > my
    > transition to Linux is complete.


    Good luck with that Linux thing. No configuration issues there for sure.
    Just install and work in bliss until the end of time. Nirvana in a box.

    -Larry
    Larry Hodges, Aug 27, 2006
    #5
  6. Well, this was a waste of time. Seems that there is no one here of
    importance. Just another group of losers. Try contributing something to
    humanity sometime, it would make you feel better.
    =?Utf-8?B?TWF0aWxkYQ==?=, Aug 27, 2006
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    Jud Hendrix Guest

    On Sun, 27 Aug 2006 12:54:01 -0700, Matilda
    <> wrote:

    >Well, this was a waste of time.


    It's simple: install SP2 as well, until your done with your transition. But
    I have the vague feeling you are using an illegal XP with a blacklisted
    number, because you can't install SP2, and hence are stuck to your SP1 :)

    jud
    Jud Hendrix, Aug 27, 2006
    #7
  8. Hey, Matilda.
    Wait up!
    Please do not offend my buddies.
    You have definitely stumbled into the wrong newsgroup.
    Therefore, you will not get your answers here.
    Or would you expect to receive mahometan religion answers in a Christian
    group?.

    "Matilda" wrote:

    > Well, this was a waste of time. Seems that there is no one here of
    > importance. Just another group of losers. Try contributing something to
    > humanity sometime, it would make you feel better.
    =?Utf-8?B?Q2FybG9z?=, Aug 27, 2006
    #8
  9. Matilda;
    You posted in the wrong newsgroup.
    This newsgroup is for the 64 bit version and you clearly have the 32 bit
    version.
    Post in the "windowsupdate" newsgroup or even one of several Windows XP
    newsgroups.
    Then it is probable you will get an answer since you will be posting where
    the experts hang out.
    But for now, you are asking in the wrong operating system newsgroup.

    And yes, it may have been a waste of time for you.
    That is normal when going to the wrong place as you did.

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    http://www.dts-l.org


    "Matilda" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Well, this was a waste of time. Seems that there is no one here of
    > importance. Just another group of losers. Try contributing something to
    > humanity sometime, it would make you feel better.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Aug 28, 2006
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  10. =?Utf-8?B?TWF0aWxkYQ==?=

    John Barnes Guest

    Q5: How do I disable the message after I have viewed it?

    ..

    Also, you can temporarily disable Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications.
    To do this, right-click the Notifier icon in the notification area, click
    Change Notifications Settings, and then follow the prompts. The notification
    messages will be disabled until a new release of the Notification Update.
    For more information, click the following article number to view the article
    in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:



    "Matilda" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Well, this was a waste of time. Seems that there is no one here of
    > importance. Just another group of losers. Try contributing something to
    > humanity sometime, it would make you feel better.
    John Barnes, Aug 28, 2006
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