Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Windows XP: SP3 Compatibility Issues

Last month Microsoft released Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3). Since then, some people have experience certian issues with 3rd party software and some AMD CPUs. So, before installing SP3 for Windows XP there are some compatibility issues that you should be aware of:
  • On May 23, 2008 Computerworld reports on a problem with Symantec Norton security products: "Symantec Corp. on Thursday said it was Microsoft Corp.'s code that crippled some PCs after upgrades to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) emptied Device Manager, deleted network connections and packed the registry with thousands of bogus entries." More information is available in Symantec's Norton forums.
  • HP is also working with Microsoft on a new patch to fix problems for customers with certain AMD-based PCs. To download the patch that corrects the problem, you will need to visit www.hp.com and enter the patch name SP37394 in the search box (or just click this link). From there you will get download and installation instructions.

1 comment:

Jacob said...

My PC still uses windows XP. But now I have a plan to have Linux program in my PC. By the way, what is better, windows XP or Linux?