Considerations when upgrading to XP Service Pack 3..


Hi All,

Here’s some “gotcha’s” that you might want to consider while testing XPSP3 in the lab before rolling out to your enterprise:

1. An incorrect time stamp is displayed on a Windows XP Service Pack 3-based computer that uses the Jerusalem time zone – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953917/en-us

2. You receive a “Stop 0x0000007E” error message after you upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3 on a non-Intel-processor-based computer – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888372/en-us

3. You cannot connect to an 802.1X wired network after you upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 3 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953650/en-us

4. Some DHCP Options are not recognized on a Windows XP SP3-based client computer when the DHCP server offer includes option 43 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953761

5. Error message when you try to install a hotfix or an update on a Windows XP computer  – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951244/en-us

6. Some third-party programs may experience a change in functionality after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947309/en-us

7. Error message when you try to use the "Files and Settings Transfer" Wizard to import settings on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 3 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950728

8. Custom settings in the Oobeinfo.ini file are lost after you upgrade a computer to Windows XP Service Pack 3 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953651

9. When you double-click the Internet Explorer 7 icon on the desktop after you install Windows XP SP3, Internet Explorer does not start, and a new Internet Explorer shortcut is created – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950721

10. The Address toolbar no longer appears on the taskbar after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951448

11. You cannot save multiple credentials for the same remote computer when you use the RDP client that is included in Windows XP Service Pack 3 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951609

Nick.