Thursday, April 17, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Amazon Announces Kindle Service For Samsung Devices
Nokia Halts Sales Of Lumia 2520 Tablet
TSMC Reports Quarterly Profit
Toshiba Debuts World's Fastest microSD Memory Cards
PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 7.0 Million Units
Google Reports Lower Than Expected First Quarter revenue
AMD Demonstrates Next-Gen x86 APU Running Fedora Linux
Lenovo Introduces A to Z and FLEX 2 series Of Laptops and Desktops
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > General Computing > Windows...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Windows update causes headaches


Games, security software and popular business programs are clashing with Microsoft's long-awaited security update for Windows XP.

Since SP2 was released to business users, reports have circulated about programs behaving differently once the upgrade is in place.

Microsoft has drawn up a long list of programs that do not sit well with SP2.

Included in the list are games such as Unreal Tournament, Photoshop Elements and most file-sharing programs.

Long list

Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is intended to make the operating system much less susceptible to the viruses, hack attacks and worms that have made the headlines over the last few years.

As well as giving users a single place to manage their anti-virus software, firewall and updates to Windows, the SP2 update also makes changes under the hood in an attempt to stop viruses and malicious hack attacks taking hold.

Early reports suggested that some of the changes SP2 introduced caused problems with programs that needed remote access across networks.

Now, about a week after SP2 was released to business customers, Microsoft has compiled a long list of programs that the update is known to cause problems with.

Microsoft has put together two articles detailing the problems. One deals with programs that behave differently after installing SP2 and a second that details the programs that seem to stop working after the upgrade is in place.

Many games, such as Unreal Tournament 2003 and Sim City 4, will behave differently because the firewall in XP is automatically turned on when SP2 is installed.

Paul Randle, head of all things XP at Microsoft in the UK, said most of the problems were caused by older programs that expected to have net access that the update shut off. They are also ones that are trying to communicate across a network between a client and a server.

Microsoft has produced guidelines for what to do if programs stop working after SP2 is downloaded and installed.

Many anti-virus programs from security firms such as Symantec feature on this list.

Mr Randle said updating anti-virus software with the latest versions should iron out the conflicts.

For some programs the list of instructions involves finding and opening ports used by programs to make sure they can communicate via the web.

For average users, these instructions could prove formidably complicated.

A version of the SP2 update for consumer PCs is expected to be released soon.

From BBC News



Previous
Next
Philips warns unlicensed DVD+R makers in Taiwan        All News        TDK Introduces PrintOn Recordable DVD Line
Plasmon to showcase its full range of RAID and archival storage products     General Computing News      Microsoft to release easy-to-use Windows XP for developing markets

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Lenovo, Tencent To offer XP Tech support in China
China Approves Sale of Nokia's Business to Microsoft
Microsoft Announces New Cloud Tools
Microsoft Previews .NET Native Platform For App Developers
Microsoft Says It Won't Search Users' Emails For Stolen Property
Microsoft and Dell Sign Patent Licensing Deal
Microsoft Opens Source Code for MS-DOS and Word For Windows to Public
Nokia, Microsoft Deal Delayed
Would You Retire XP For $100?
Microsoft Searched Hotmail Messages To Track Leak
SQL Server 2014 Coming April 1st
US-CERT Urges XP users to Retire The OS

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .