Windows XP Service Pack 2 Breaking Applications

The SP2 saga begins....

I believe that Windows XP Service Pack 2 is important, or I wouldn't keep mentioning it. I am also aware that it can cause issues, which is why I keep bringing the topic to your attention. This week Microsoft has listed a number of programs (around 50) that have problems with the update. Some are games, such as:

  • Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2
  • Unreal Tournamenet 2003
  • Unreal Tournament Game of the Year Addition
  • Star Trek StarFleet Command III 1.0

Others are your more standard programs such as:

  • Visual Studio .Net (yes, their own programs)
  • SQL (Microsoft's)
  • Ghost Server Corporate Edition 7.5
  • Symantic AntiVirus Corporate Edition 8.0 & 9.0
  • SMS 2003 Server (yes, also Microsoft's)
  • AutoCAD 2000, 2002, and 2004
  • ColdFusion MX Server Edition 6

These are just a few of the programs that you could have an issue with when installing SP2. For the list, you can go to the following page on Microsoft support site:

As mentioned before, SP2 is a very big change. As such, problems can be expected. The end results; however, are expected to be a more secure system. As such, the end results should be worth any pains. Time will tell.

# # #

About the Author

Bradley L. Jones


  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Moving from an on-premises environment to Office 365 does not remove the need to plan for disruptions or reduce the business risk requirements for protecting email services. If anything, some risks increase with a move to the cloud. Read how to ease the transition every business faces if considering or already migrating to cloud email. This white paper discusses: Setting expectations when migrating to Office 365 Understanding the implications of relying solely on Exchange Online security Necessary archiving …

  • Enterprises are increasingly looking to platform as a service (PaaS) to lower their costs and speed their time to market for new applications. Developing, deploying, and managing applications in the cloud eliminates the time and expense of managing a physical infrastructure to support them. PaaS offerings must deliver additional long-term benefits, such as a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), rapid scalability, and ease of integration, all while providing robust security and availability. This report …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date