Installed it this morning ,form Microsoft full download ,not the auto update. seems to have slowed things down ,but i do remember sp2 doing that too,thing I'll use it as a excuse to do a fresh install soon .
I shall do the full dl also.... or better still, get someone to burn a copy for me - I don't have the luxury of blinding speed. And I will hold it over for a full reinstallation; this one is building silly little errors. Lost desktop Search in explorer a few weeks ago [it still works from IE!?] and nothing I do will get it back, and now the little shutdown button has disappeared from my user login panel, and the software refuses to let me rebuild it. So I sense imminent death. Two years is too long by far, anyway.