Microsoft says Windows XP SP2 will be late.

The Bad Boys of Redmond have announced that the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2 has been pushed into August for unspecified reasons. This is the second time SP2’s release has been pushed back as it was originally scheduled to be released in June only to be pushed back until the end of July. Rumors had been circulating for a while that Microsoft had run into compatibility problems between SP2 and other software and, although Microsoft had already warned that SP2 would probably break some applications, it seems that there were enough issues to prompt another delay.

5 thoughts on “Microsoft says Windows XP SP2 will be late.

  1. Hey Les. I typically kep up with your site using Bloglines. Recently There have been a lot of problems with your feed. I keep getting the same articles as new and every once in a while, I’ll get an old article cropping up. Thought you might like to know.

  2. That’s probably my fault, Mike. I’ve been going through old entries and fixing them up by removing odd characters that crept in during the import from MovableType or turning comments back on and I think EE assumes that anytime I update an entry it should be included in the RSS feed. I’ll have to check with the EE folks to see if that’s the case. If it is then I’ll ask for a feature that would allow us to update it without trigging it’s inclusion in the RSS feed. grin

  3. There are options in bloglines to “ingore” updated articles. When looking at SEB’s feed in Bloglines, click the Edit link and adjust the settings. That should stop updated articles from appearing again.

  4. Ah, good information to have. I’ve made the modifications to bloglines as suggested by Dave. I’ll post back if I see this continuing. Thanks!

  5. I can personally attest to the fact that SP2 has a long way to go for it to become a reliable release. I installed a current build of the SP2 RC2 software and it has so many bugs that you have to do a full drive wipe and reinstall just to have a properly functioning OS again smile My advice is if you are going to install it, only do it on a fresh install of the OS, and completely bypass installing SP1 or SP1a when doing so. There are numerous incompatabilities between SP2 and SP1 and SP1a (too many to list here, but for example, it is entirely incompatible with the current bootstrap of SP1, meaning alot of your services necessary to even boot get broken in the update process).

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