Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
was just released a couple of days ago and I’ve applied it to my laptop
already the other day. Seems to work fine and from my first
observations, it’s gotten rid of some of those annoying errors you see
in the event logs that has little or no relevance to the well-being of your
machine (“Event ID: 1000 Description: Unable to collect the FTP
performance statistics. The error code returned by the service is data
DWORD 0.” Hello?) Microsoft has decided to include the automatic
Windows Update into SP3 and I’m somewhat uncomfortable with that
hence disabled it right away. If my machine needs to be patched, I’d
rather know myself what I’m patching. I like my machine configured the
way I like it, not any other way.