I think what you wrote above leaves out much ... as if you only wanted to say certain things.
I hope everyone else clicks on the link so they will read all of the information. I know many people with AMD64 machines that are having absolutely no problem with SP2.
By Matt Hines
August 27, 2004, 11:43 AM PT
A problem in the Service Pack 2 update for Windows XP may keep owners of AMD-based computers from using the long-awaited security package, according to Microsoft.
In an article posted in the Knowledge Base section of its Web site, Microsoft says that Service Pack 2 may not work with computers running Advanced Micro Devices' 64-bit microprocessors. The Redmond, Wash.-based company says owners of such PCs may want to bypass the update completely.
AMD's 64-bit chips include the Athlon 64 for PCs and the Opteron for servers.
A Microsoft representative declined to comment directly on the AMD-related issue but said the company "continually investigates all issues and vulnerabilities" reported to it regarding SP2 and other products.