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XP SP3 crashes AMD machines

Theinquirer writes

The long-awaited and much-delayed update to Windows XP, Service Pack 3, is giving owners of machines with AMD hardware headaches aplenty it seems.

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Vip3r3483d ago

I tried to download it today and when it finished and went on to installing it, it said it was download again but hung there for half an hour. Need less to say I'll be leaving it and laughing at microsoft for failing with windows yet again.

wow4u3483d ago

What? MS fails because it cant magically put files on your computer without downloading them?

Huh?

This story isnt even fcuking accurate. "XP SP3 crashes AMD machines" is wrong and stupid. Its sensational garbage headline.

If you bothered to read the article, you'd know that this is a problem caused by OEMs (HP) installing the incorrect driver for the CPU.

"The problem is that HP, apparently along other OEMs, deploy the same image to Intel-based computers that they do to AMD-based computers. Because the image for both Intel and AMD is the same all have the intelppm.sys driver installed and running. That driver provides power management on Intel-based computers. On an AMD-based computer, amdk8.sys provides the same functionality."

Vip3r3483d ago

MS fail because they can't get updates to work on their own OS. And when they do finish downloading it can't find the files and trys to download it again but crashes.

Kakkoii3483d ago

Every thought maybe your computer is just f*cked up Vip3r?

Because XP3 installed with ease on my computer and 100's of thousands of other peoples computers. So it's obviously a problem with your computer.

Vip3r3482d ago

So how come some other updates worked fine a few days ago?

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TrevorPhillips3483d ago

im telling ya microsoft are goin below i dont know whats wrong with there softwares now seriously

wow4u3483d ago

Read the article tool.

HP (and some others) used the same OS image to build both AMD and Intel boxes, as a result, they installed the wrong driver for CPU power managment;

"The problem is that HP, apparently along other OEMs, deploy the same image to Intel-based computers that they do to AMD-based computers. Because the image for both Intel and AMD is the same all have the intelppm.sys driver installed and running. That driver provides power management on Intel-based computers. On an AMD-based computer, amdk8.sys provides the same functionality."

http://msinfluentials.com/b...

*NOT* MS's fault in any way shape or form.

deeznuts3483d ago

Wow, we got ourselves the AMD Defense Force in here.

TrevorPhillips3483d ago

microsoft u should be careful on what you spend your money on

St03483d ago

Works fine on my AMD PC, no crashes yet

TrevorPhillips3483d ago

thats why im just sticking with my windows xp pro

Bladestar3483d ago

shhhh... I don't think he knows that SP3 is for XP... but it's microsoft bashing... so it works.

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