Glitch in Windows XP SP1 could slow systems

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  1. Smokey

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    Microsoft Corp. has acknowledged and patched a glitch with its Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) update that can cause system slowdowns, but it has yet to make widely available its still-developing fix.
    Because of changes made in SP1 to Windows XP's memory management system, programs that affect large blocks of memory may take up to 10 times longer to load on a system running SP1 than on one without, Microsoft said. The company detailed the problem on its support Web site in a recently posted Knowledge Base article, "Programs Run Slower After You Install Windows XP SP-1."

    The bug affects both the Professional and Home Edition versions of Windows XP. SP1, released in September, includes fixes for a number of security flaws and bugs discovered since Windows XP's release.

    For now, the only official way to obtain Microsoft's fix is to contact the company's Product Support Services department. Although Microsoft charges customers for some support calls, customers requesting this patch won't be charged, according to a company spokeswoman.

    Because the problem is rare, Microsoft has chosen not to offer the patch for download on its support site, the spokeswoman said.

    Unless users are severely affected by the problem, Microsoft recommends waiting for a patch until the next Windows XP service pack is released.

    Source: IDG News Service
     
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    There we are again ! Patch after another....Go M$ go ! :D

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    Yeah yeah, and the very usefull M$ Statement "Because the problem is rare, Microsoft has chosen not to offer the patch for download on its support site, the spokeswoman said" is just giving us stupid customers the rest. :cool:

    How the heck M$ knows "the problem is rare"o_O

    Wishfull thinking oro_O?
     
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