My XP SP2 is being identified as a WIN95 OS by every 70% of all downloads I try to install.I have not read every line of every post to see if anyone else has experienced this with ID BLASTER changing enough of the internals to now have downloads (some even from MS will say they will not funtion with my WIN95 OS.....but I am XP sp2!). This started after I ran ID BLASTER. So I had to lose many definition updates because they would not mesh anymore with the programs(I am supposing this was because of number ID changes made by ID BLASTER). I began getting malware because of the lack of updating.This blurs the problem. I tried re-intalling some of my anti-spyware,but some said go ahead and overwrite without uninstalling previous ware, others said to uninstall the old before installing the newer version. Differed from company to company. Then it came time to download SP2. It was saying I had the wrong system (OS) to install it when tried manually from MS site,and auto-update ignored my PC. So I ordered the CD version of SP2,thinking maybe it was because of my OEM install of XP by Gateway was misread by MS and CD would be more robust way to install. Well while waiting for the CD to arrive,lack of functioning updaters for anti-virus I ran, and anti spyware/anti malware were not functioning correctly .....if at all. I got a virus,and much malware. Using MS highest settings for security and running in safemode, I was able to get the SP2 to download into my machine. But now I had only the new MS firewall and three anti-virus programs (I know,I know...they are not compatable....but since only 10% of each were fuctional at all,they seemed to all work together along with some tech help from MS to get my pc to run NOT HAVING TO BE STUCK ANYMORE IN SAFEMODE JUST TO BOOT-UP AND GO ONLINE! Since then I have worked with tech support from all three anti-virus companys to get out their corrupted remnants so I could install just one anti-virus,one good firewall(some will work WITH MS firewall,most won't....at some point they collide if they work together for a while,problem come later) and find two anti-spyware,and anti-malware programs that are known to work together without conflicts. But this so far has got me 70%(will id me as a WIN95 and NOT INSTALL) of all anti-virus(and that leaves me with the bottom of the barrel choices(THE 30%THAT WILL DOWNLOAD....BUT FOR USE WITH WIN95!) with minimal updates,or no updates what-so-ever; and the same for the anti-spy-malware downloads........all will download to a point, then at the end when I try to run, or it get's to the end of the install THEN...BOOM...I am hit with the warning that I am running WIN 95 and it is now not going to run with that OS. I have a video production operation with a lot of software and hardware that is now useless. $10,000 into this system. Re-installing every CD takes several days to get all of them configured,in fact it takes me weeks to reset custom settings. I just did this 3 times, and been down half the year (of film production). I know I wwent into this without knowing dot net binary commands or knowing how to tweak my registry or remove thing, I always relied upon software to do it automatically((yes, I know, there is no substitute for actual knowlege[as opposed to virtual] )) Anyone got the answers to what I do with this altered state,altered ID that makes me appear as a WIN95 Thank you for considering my post and my lack of tech know-how.