Skip to comments.XP SP2 glitches to trip up one in 10 upgrades - report
Posted on 09/02/2004 8:58:56 AM PDT by Stoat
One in 10 corporate PC users will encounter difficulties in upgrading to Windows XP Service Pack 2, according to AssetMetrix. Smaller firms will be hit hardest by compatibility problems between their applications and the much anticipated update of Microsoft's flagship operating system, the Canadian asset management firm says.
Microsoft has issued a list of applications that require modification in order to work properly with XP SP2. The list has been in a state of flux since XP SP2 was released. But based on the current list of approximately 60 applications with SP2 compatibility problems, AssetMetrix reckons that an average company using Windows XP will encounter problems with SP2 on 10.3 per cent of its Windows XP-based PCs.
Win XP SP2 made its debut as a beta in March. It bundles major security revisions and a new Windows update procedure, and additions include: Windows Security Centre; automatically turning on Windows Firewall; and browsing enhancements to Internet Explorer (providing far more control of ActiveX controls, for example).
Problem application require "unblocking" (or manual reconfiguration) because XP SP2 sets Windows Firewall on by default. Other applications suffer a loss of functionality after SP2 is installed. Both types of problems were considered in AssetMetrix's study.
The analysis reviewed the installation of specific software - identified by Microsoft as having various compatibility and functionality issues with SP2 - on more than 44,000 Windows XP-based PCs from over 340 companies. AssetMetrix study showed that companies with less than 100 XP installations had an average impact of around 12 per cent, while larger companies tended to have closer to six per cent of their Windows XP PCs affected.
ALL YOUR UPGRADES ARE BELONG TO US!!!
I am not upgrading until they get this crap fixed. There is no excuse for releasing garbage with that many issues.
I upgraded on Sunday. No conflict issues, so far.
But, I cannot delete any files in Windows Explorer or off the Quick Launch toolbar. When I try, I get a Dr. Watson and explorer.exe shuts down.
Weird problem, but I have confidence MS support will get me through it.
I'll now wait until MS figures how a conflict can exist with its' own product.
Windows NT4.0 SP10 = Windows XP
Windows NT4.0 SP12 = Windows XP SP2 =
Oh, I'm sure they'll say you need to upgrade to Office '03. :0)
I upgraded last week. No problems here.
I have installed the upgrade on my home PC running XP Home Edition and my work laptop running Professional. Not a single problem with either install.
Upgraded 3 pcs with SP-2. No problems. All work fine.
Yea I did the Windows XP Service Pack 2 upgrade.... I had no major problem...until I tried to save a picture from the web... explorer locks up the whole system . Had to go to Netscape browser
I'm not either. But, is this problem for XPhome ed. PC.
I've updgraded two computers, my laptop and the one I'm typing on. No problems.
Just discovered I now can't read my camera card reader.
All the USB hubs are stated as functioning normally yet no cigar.
Infuriating, as usual, with MS.
GREEDY, CHEEKY, INSULTING IDIOTS!
I'v# upg%*d@d my sy@t&m and and and and so far Th^^&9 is N#ot 1 Pro%(oBl$m.
Office '97 was released in late 1996. You are running software that is nearly 8 years old on the latest operating system. Thats really pushing it where computing is concerned.
Office 97 was designed to run on Windows 95. That is 4 operating systems ago. (Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win 2k, WinXP.) I hate to be the Microsoft salesman, but its either time to upgrade Office or downgrade your operating system.
Good to know...I sent for the free upgrade CD.
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