I've been avoiding sp2 like the plague cuz I hate the security center, pop up blocker, active x bullshit etc... But I just rebuilt my laptop and one of my desktops with an XP sp 2 disk and they both have the same issues with mapping network drives. What's the trick to using the old \\ method? Seems I have to go in and set up home or office network to even connect to the other machine. The machine I'm trying to connect to still has sp1 on it. Is this just an extra security feature? I'm about to wipe the drive again and install XP without it. Also I can't seem to manage my damn wireless on my laptop now either. What a fucking pain in the ass!