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Windows update harbors AMD conflict

By Matt Hines
CNET News.com
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.

More: http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103-5326707.html

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I think what you wrote above leaves out much ... as if you only wanted to say certain things. Sad

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. Happy

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Hmm...... we are NOT supposed to bring the ENTIRE article - forum policy - I put in the link - so everyone who is interested in it - can click on the link Wink

HTH

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