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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
So how come some other updates worked fine a few days ago?
im telling ya microsoft are goin below i dont know whats wrong with there softwares now seriously
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.
Wow, we got ourselves the AMD Defense Force in here.
microsoft u should be careful on what you spend your money on
Works fine on my AMD PC, no crashes yet
thats why im just sticking with my windows xp pro
SP3 is for XP.
shhhh... I don't think he knows that SP3 is for XP... but it's microsoft bashing... so it works.
Wow, and just when I started to think they couldn't screw up the untouchable XP, they screw it up. They desperately need Bill Gates back in charge, they're getting seriously reckless.
Glad I've not installed it yet on my AMD laptop.
Read the story, there is nothing wrong with it. The problem is a OEM install from HP used the same image for Intel as AMD. Not a problem with the SP and AMD, it is a problem with HP's install. "The problem is that HP, apparently along with other OEMs, deploys the same image to Intel-based computers that they do to AMD-based computers" And, goto http://msinfluentials.com/b...
Use the damn restore function and then try the upgrade. If it fails just restore to the previous working version. I'll be doing a back up of full partion with acronis True image workstation. If anything goes bad, 5 mins later i'm back in game.
So, according to this the problem was the poor install of XP by the OEM "AMD-equipped PCs sold by Hewlett-Packard. "The problem is that HP, apparently along with other OEMs, deploys the same image to Intel-based computers that they do to AMD-based computers" http://msinfluentials.com/b... So, its a OEM driver issue.
But the deal is, to the man in the street, his XP worked before installing a MS SP, and doesn't afterwards. He doesn't care about OEM images. All he knows is MS did something to his machine.
I'm having a problem installing SP3 on my machine. I even tried using Microsoft's 5 troubleshooting methods to install it and it failed each time. Keeps telling me an error occurred and it will have to uninstall. It is a Dell Laptop with an Intel CPU with Windows XP Media Center Edition.
I'm pretty sure it's not mean't for Media Center Edition. It's for Windows XP Home or Professional/Corporate/Student
ok guys relaxx my bad
I have a Sp2 Media Center XP AMD HP desktop and I tried to load the SP3 release candidate a few weeks or months ago and I could only boot into safe mode. I got a STOP error...IE a TRUE BSOD.
I have an Intel CPU so I'm happy as can be. Because SP3 brings a good amount of performance increase to your computer. So all you complainers who are complaining about problems other people had, are missing out on a performance increase :). (that includes games to)
They didn't screw up XP. SP3 is a damn good f*cking upgrade. With some great performance increase. Just a bunch of bumbsh!t OEM's who gave Microsoft the wrong drivers for people with AMD machines. That's doesn't make SP3 bad for Intel people. And some AMD people.
Never had a problem with SP3 on my AMD machine. And Microsoft cannot be blamed for the fault of some stupid OEMs. Clearly Microsoft is NOT at fault here. I'm not a Microsoft lover, but it's obvious some OEMs screwed up by having Intel drivers preinstalled instead of AMD. So they should get the blame for this.
After watching the blue screen flash on consecutive boots, I was able to make out some kind of error with ACPI. I ended up going into my bios and enabled/disabled various ACPI settings which finally enabled me to boot into safe mode to uninstall SP3. So now I am running again...albeit with a windows update icon taunting me on a daily basis.
so will I have problems if I have a computer that I built from separately bought parts few years ago? I think, it's Athlon XP 2000+... I know it's OLD, i have a better computer also...
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