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Jesper Johansson, a former program manager for security policy at Microsoft and a prominent Windows blogger, has worked with users to tentatively identify the problem as involving only machines using processors from Advanced Micro Devices.

Messages from frustrated users began accumulating on the XP SP3 support newsgroup Wednesday, just a day after Microsoft released the update to the general public.
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Well that is what they get for buying an HP .

Only isolated to AMD machines made by HP with the imaged drive containing a Intel Driver, and/or with an Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard.

Not really a MS problem, but a HP problem. Still would suck to have it happen.
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Out of the 30 or so PCs I have installed SP3 on, 2 of them developed registry issues that made me have to do repair installs to get SP3 back out. This is better than the situations with SP2, where you cannot downgrade to SP1.

Not a big deal deal because I work on computers all day, but another two hours working on a job to get the same results is never a good thing. I carry around SP3 on a USB stick all the time. I love the fact that is in an .exe package.
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Out of the 30 or so PCs I have installed SP3 on, 2 of them developed registry issues that made me have to do repair installs to get SP3 back out. This is better than the situations with SP2, where you cannot downgrade to SP1.

Not a big deal deal because I work on computers all day, but another two hours working on a job to get the same results is never a good thing. I carry around SP3 on a USB stick all the time. I love the fact that is in an .exe package.
Exactly, you just do a repair install, sp3 isn't a necessity, you don't have to have it. Also, I agree that it seems to be an HP problem and not microsoft, but microsoft are still trying to fix it, I think their support is good
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So, would it be safe to install SP3 on an AMD system afterall?
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So, would it be safe to install SP3 on an AMD system afterall?
Of course.

This only effects HP's that were given the wrong image. In this case and Intel image on an AMD system.
    
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Of course.

This only effects HP's that were given the wrong image. In this case and Intel image on an AMD system.
Tanks mate, I'll give it a shot.

Cheers!
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So, would it be safe to install SP3 on an AMD system afterall?
I have installed it on 4 AMD systems (and 3 Intel's) without an issue (3 x2's and 1 Athlon-M). So long as you don't have a HP or one of the Asus MoBo's, go for it.
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Will I notice anything different if I install it? Is it worth it?
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Well i've installed SP3 on 8 computers since tuesday. Not many, i know. No problems yet. 2 Acers, 1 Dell, 3 clones, 2 build here with Asus boards and Intel Chips. No problems in any, so it must be an HP problem lol
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