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  • HP trying to fix Windows XP SP3 reboot problem

    HP trying to fix Windows XP SP3 reboot problem

    Flickr’d HP is hard at work trying to fix that pesky reboot problem brought about by Windows XP SP3. It already has a step-by-step troubleshooter on its Web site, and it’s working on a patch to fix the problem full-stop. (Users can enter SP37394 in HP’s search engine, which will point to the patch once it’s released.) The preliminary reason for all these headaches? It seems… Read More

  • Blame game: Microsoft and AMD say the XP SP3 rebooting issue is everyone's fault but their own

    Blame game: Microsoft and AMD say the XP SP3 rebooting issue is everyone's fault but their own

    All the craziness going on with XP’s SP3 and AMD processors is complex, but Microsoft wants you to know it’s not their fault, it’s HP’s fault, among others. It turns out that the OEMs, including HP, have been installing the wrong sysprep before XP, using an sysprep designed for Intel’s platform. So it’s not a Microsoft issue, or an AMD issue, it’s a… Read More

  • Windows XP's SP3 causing more problems with some AMD-based computers

    Windows XP's SP3 causing more problems with some AMD-based computers

    This is getting silly on Microsoft’s part. Those SP3 updates we’ve been talking about for Windows XP might do some more harm than good. Some users have reported that the update causes their computers to endlessly reboot, something a few updates for Windows 95 did over a decade ago. Intel users appear to be in the clear, the problem affects computers with AMD chipsets primarily. Some… Read More

  • Parallels nows supports Vista SP1, XP SP3

    Parallels nows supports Vista SP1, XP SP3

    Parallels, the virtualization software that lets you run Windows apps on an Intel Mac, now supports Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3. The latest version, which was released earlier today, costs $80, the same as VMware’s competing application Fusion. I used Parallels once, sometime last year, and couldn’t couldn’t connect to the Internet within Windows. So I freaked out and… Read More

  • Uh-ohs! SP3 crippling HP AMD machines

    Uh-ohs! SP3 crippling HP AMD machines

    Looks like there is a limited problem with SP3 causing endless reboots among HP computers with AMD processors (also possible: mobo issue). They’re working on it as we speak, and the root of the problem appears to be a power management driver that is only capable of causing trouble in this exact situation. It’s like the appendix: no apparent function except to blow up and kill you. I… Read More

  • Problems with XP SP3 and your AMD-based computer?

    Problems with XP SP3 and your AMD-based computer?

    A fellow Minnesotan named Jesper Johansson (I think that name MIGHT by Scandinavian) has a great article about how to fix a problem that seems to be plaguing AMD-based computers after upgrading to Windows XP Service Pack 3. If you find that your computer either doesn’t boot or constantly reboots after you’ve upgraded to SP3, try the following; Read More

  • SP3 "checked build" available in ISO form, hope you like 500 meg downloads!

    SP3 "checked build" available in ISO form, hope you like 500 meg downloads!

    The Windows Update version is supposed to be about 70mb, but is anyone really in that much of a hurry? This is the slow-cooked chef’s special version as opposed to the pan-sear for the consumers over at Windows Update. You know you like that slow cooked flavor of Service Pack stewed in its own juices. Man, I’m making myself hungry. What are you waiting for? Get downloading! Windows XP… Read More

  • XP SP3 now available

    XP SP3 now available

    You’ll soon be able to join the ranks of happy XP owners and download SP3 online. If you don’t want to wait for the updater to pick it up you can apparently download it here as well. It might be a horrible virus called Vista, though, so be afraid. Just kidding. Read More