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Microsoft hopes third time really is lucky with XP SP3 update

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| The software giant has been forced to delay the automatic web release of XP
| SP3 twice, so presumably it will be hoping the third time's the charm with
| the service pack’s auto-release.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07...p3_smb_server/


Recent:

Router crashes blamed on Windows XP SP3

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| Been having problems with your broadband router rebooting unexpectedly?
| Windows XP SP3 has been named as the culprit.
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http://apcmag.com/router_crashes_bla...ows_xp_sp3.htm


Symantec Blames Microsoft for XP SP3 Registry Corruption

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| Symantec Thursday said it was Microsoft'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.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,14...1/article.html


Windows XP SP3 still officially AWOL, but can be found on BitTorrent,
Microsoft servers

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| On Tuesday, in a low-key announcement on a support newsgroup, Microsoft said
| * * * * * * * * *^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| it would delay the release of XP SP3 because of data corruption issues
| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| between the updated operating system and its retail point-of-sale software.
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http://computerworld.com/action/arti...&intsrc=kc_top


XP change corrupts data, hamstrings SP3 rollout

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| A Microsoft spokeswoman on Wednesday acknowledged that the same problems
| affected Dynamics RMS users running XP SP3.
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/...&intsrc=kc_top


Microsoft admits big delay on Home Server bug fix

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| Microsoft has admitted that it will not deliver a fix to a Windows Home
| Server data corruption bug it first discovered late last year until June at
| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| the earliest.
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03...me_server_bug/


XP SP3 update corrupts Windows registry, users claim

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| Symantec Corp. today denied that its consumer security software, including
| Norton Internet Security and Norton 360, is to blame for wreaking havoc on
| some users' PCs after they upgraded to Windows XP Service Pack 3.
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http://computerworld.com/action/arti...&intsrc=kc_top


Windows XP SP3: Beware the service pack!

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| The first thing that happened after installing Vista SP1 is that it broke my
| HP printer driver. That wasn't too bad, I fixed that quite easily by
| uninstalling the driver and doing a clean reinstallation. However, the fact
| that a service pack upgrade caused an instability in a previously working
| standard software installation is a concern.
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/18109/1023/


XP SP3 crashes AMD machines

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| One user reported, "I just installed Windows XP SP3 and after completing the
| processes and when the system reboots, the system cannot proceed to load the
| Windows. It just displays the flash screen of Windows then after it reboots
| again."
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| Angry users have also reported that, after the installation, it is not even
| possible to boot in safe mode, usually the last resort before setting up a
| repeated forehead/screen interface.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...s-amd-machines
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