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[CW]Microsoft to block 'endless reboot' AMD desktops from Windows Update

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Microsoft Corp. said last Thursday that it will put filters in place to make sure AMD-powered PCs susceptible to an "endless reboot" problem can't receive Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) from the Windows Update service.

It marked the second time this month that Microsoft has had to bar some systems from obtaining the long-awaited service pack.

The move was in reaction to a weeklong debacle during which some PCs equipped with processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rebooted repeatedly after being upgraded to Windows XP SP3.

According to users who diagnosed the endless reboots -- and Microsoft when it first weighed in last week -- some computer makers made the mistake of using a disk image created on an Intel-based machine to factory-install Windows XP on hardware running AMD chips. Microsoft had advised computer makers against doing that as long ago as 2004.
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Almost like they're shafting them on purpose.
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Almost like they're shafting them on purpose.
Who is shafting whom?
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LOL AMD.

Sorry.
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LOL AMD.

Sorry.
Why is that? Computer manufacturers loaded the wrong image onto the machine, and with SP3, the problems arises. How is that an AMD issue.
If Intel machines had been imaged with AMD software, is that Intel's fault?
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Why is that? Computer manufacturers loaded the wrong image onto the machine, and with SP3, the problems arises. How is that an AMD issue.
If Intel machines had been imaged with AMD software, is that Intel's fault?
yeah.
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Who is shafting whom?
oem builders of course... jebbus. i hate oem more because of this. :/
    
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