does any one know if the xp service pack 1a has addressed the negative issues of sp1 in 2002/4
What do you mean by the negative issues?
when i had an up grade a while ago i got xp pro ,new mother board ,extra ram.and hard drive.
when i loaded fs2002 the key board buttons would not work within the game properly.after taking some advice from some forums i deleted service pack 1 ,and that disabled my system and it had to be re done from the xp disc .without sp1 . now whether there was a fault with the new setup as well i dont know , but the game woks ok now. i did not want to instal sp1a without finding out more about it .
Umm, I am guessing this is just an individual issue. Well, the only way would be to try it. Or, create a complete system backup, install SP1a and then if it don't work, restore the backup.
I run XP with sp1a with fs2002 and fs2004 and all work ok for me