AMD and XP SP3

  Halmer 07:25 01 Apr 2009

The dreaded day has arrived for me when SP3 is being offered as an automatic update.

I gather that there are problems with Compaq PCs with an AMP processor and SP3.

Has anyone got any advise please?


  ambra4 07:33 01 Apr 2009

Yes you need to install the AMD Processor patch for users running Windows XP before

installing SP3

click here

  provider 2 11:08 01 Apr 2009

From the HP site:

click here

  VOT Productions 17:40 01 Apr 2009

I didn't had to download the AMD Processor patch and it works

I have a AMD Processor

  Halmer 19:05 01 Apr 2009

Your system does not meet the minimum requirements for this update. Update has been cancelled (9998).

  Halmer 19:07 01 Apr 2009
  MAT ALAN 19:09 01 Apr 2009

I also run an AMD processor, XP Home...

I did the same as Robo1270 installed SP3 some time ago, defragged PC (as suggested) and away it went, no problems...

  Strawballs 22:20 01 Apr 2009

I have a HP laptop with a compaq motherboard AMD athlon XP3200+ 64bit CPU no problems

  woodchip 22:59 01 Apr 2009

It must be for newer AMD's as it works okay with my old Athlon 1600+

  Stuartli 23:12 01 Apr 2009

I have an AMD XP Athlon 3200+ which works fine with SP3 and always has done since the Service Pack was released.

  provider 2 23:13 01 Apr 2009

I think it may have something to do with how the manufacturer set up the computer originally and this Sysprep tool:

"This problem occurs when a System Preparation (Sysprep) image is created on a computer that uses an Intel processor and is then deployed to a computer that does not use an Intel processor.

Most computers include an image that the manufacturer created by using the Sysprep tool. Sysprep lets the computer manufacturer generate an image that can be used on different computers.

The problem that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section may occur if the original Sysprep image for Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1), for Windows XP SP2, or for Windows XP SP3 is created on a computer that uses an Intel processor and is then deployed on a computer that does not use an Intel processor."

From Ms: click here (Cause section).

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