...tried to download Windows XP Service Pack 2 without using Windows Update? Well I have and believe me, if you think you can get it from Micro$oft, you are better at this interpants thing than me!
I did find it, but not anywhere near that crappy Windows Update site. I had to use IE to get into that for a start ( and we all know that Firefox is the King of Browsers), so that had me pissed off from the start. Coupled with the fact that M$ wants total control of your updating experience, it gave me a bit of a run around. I just gave up and ended up downloading it from here. It seems to work just the same and the consistent 252KB/s download speed is nice too. Especially since the file is 266MB!!!
So that is all for now. Feel free to comment, I am using the new Blogger comments system and making an assessment about changing to Haloscan or not.
Gotta go, the D/L is finished.