Friday, April 25, 2008

XP SP3 - wait and see?

By now, most have heard that Microsoft has released Service Pack 3 for Windows XP. Most are installing SP3 and experiencing no troubles, I am taking a wait and see attitude. Check out the link and read some of the talk-backs. Not everyone is having such a good time with SP3.

With specialised software like Avid MCA and the Adobe Creative Suite, my experience has been mixed with Microsoft's service packs. I'll test it first in a Virtual Machine and throw various installed software combinations at it before I turn it loose on any "actual" machine.

If you've taken the step of testing SP3, send me a note and let me know how it worked out for you.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've installed SP3 on my Dell and CS3 Premium crashes when printing, the print dialog doesn't even come up. also, Adobe Acrobat v8Professional doesn't see any of the printers, even though there all still there, so printing doesn't work either...

tsamu said...

photoshop cs3 also has problem when i click new file...
so i uninstalled sp3

Anonymous said...

Before SP3 my photoshop CS3 was fine. After upgrading to SP3, whenever I'm opening a new file it will hang for god knows how long and finally work. The hang is more like a delay but a long one. I'm going to uninstall SP3 or install CS2 to see if it helps.