“The real surprise with Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 isn’t potential compatibility issues, but the mayhem that can occur when SP2 is downloaded onto a system,” Frank J. Ohlhorst and Vincent A. Randazzese report for CRN.
“CRN Test Center engineers evaluated a release candidate two (RC2) version of SP2, and upon completion of the install on three out of five systems, the machines blue-screened. A message stated that “winserv” was missing. The blue screen occurred on both Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Intel platforms, and all systems were running Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 1 installed. Every possible avenue to get back into Windows failed.”
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