Microsoft lists XP SP2 problems

Wednesday, 18 August 2004, 10:21 AM EST

With automatic download of Microsoft'sRelevant Products/Services from Microsoft enormous SP2 security patch to the Windows XP operating system set to begin, the industry still waits to understand its ramifications. Home users that have their preferences set to receive operating-system updates as they are made available by Microsoft may be surprised to learn that some of the software they already run on their systems could be disabled by SP2 or may run very differently.

Microsoft has released a long list of programs that are affected, including many of its own products. Even administrators of sophisticated networks are having a hard time making their way through the update, security firm Secunia's CTO Thomas Kristensen told NewsFactor. "People really should be very careful" about this mega-patch, he stressed.

By Kimberly Hill at NewsFactor.

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