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Vista SP1: Programs That Exhibit Reduced or Loss of Functionality

   
6:10 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft has published a list of programs affected by Vista SP1.

Microsoft blocks these programs from starting after SP1 is loaded. Some of the programs include: BitDefender AV, Trend Micro Internet Security

Some of the programs that lose functionality after SP1 installation include: NYT reader and Novell ZCM Agent.

KB935796 indicates that most of the solutions and information is availble from the vendors' sites.

KB935796 [support.microsoft.com]

11:13 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The blocked program that might affect many WebmasterWorld members is Zone Alarm Security Suite 7.1. About this, Microsoft says...

A supported version (7.1.218.0 or a later version) is now available.
12:50 am on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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There appears to be an install problem for some users upgrading to Vista SP1. The error code is 0x800B0100.

However, the Microsoft support page does not offer much help - [go.microsoft.com...]

Feel that Microsoft Vista Pride!

3:31 am on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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... and look how Trend Micro helps its users in regards of Vista Service Pack 1 issue:

[esupport.trendmicro.com...]

No live links...

What's up with all these big corps these days?

5:30 pm on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Frustrating. The KB935796 is pretty much useless. It doesn't say or link to an article that says what benefits SP1 brings, and it doesn't say why SP1 is introducing interoperability issues (yes, I know this information is readily available, but I still think the KB article should have links).

Since I use a lot of somewhat obscure programs that may not be tested with SP1 yet, how can I know if there are problems. Since Vista is running just great for me, I will try to avoid this update if at all possible.

And Microsoft wonders why it has so much trouble convincing people to intall its updates.

Oh, while I'm ranting, have you noticed that Microsoft Update includes less and less information about the actual nature of any given update? Trust us, it's a security update. It used to say "An OLE Driver vulnerability makes it possible blah blah blah".

6:57 pm on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Why is this news? When you make some critical updates/changes certain things may break. This happens regardless of the OS. It happens on Solaris, Linux, OSX and every OS i've ever used.
9:17 pm on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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For several weeks, users of ZoneAlarm have been reminded, on start up, that they have to upgrade if they want to carry on using the firewall program after SP1 is released.