Hi All,

Here’s some “gotcha’s” that you might want to consider while testing XPSP3 in the lab before rolling out to your enterprise:

1. An incorrect time stamp is displayed on a Windows XP Service Pack 3-based computer that uses the Jerusalem time zone - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953917/en-us

2. You receive a “Stop 0x0000007E” error message after you upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3 on a non-Intel-processor-based computer - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888372/en-us

3. You cannot connect to an 802.1X wired network after you upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 3 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953650/en-us

4. Some DHCP Options are not recognized on a Windows XP SP3-based client computer when the DHCP server offer includes option 43 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953761

5. Error message when you try to install a hotfix or an update on a Windows XP computer  - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951244/en-us

6. Some third-party programs may experience a change in functionality after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947309/en-us

7. Error message when you try to use the "Files and Settings Transfer" Wizard to import settings on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 3 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950728

8. Custom settings in the Oobeinfo.ini file are lost after you upgrade a computer to Windows XP Service Pack 3 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953651

9. When you double-click the Internet Explorer 7 icon on the desktop after you install Windows XP SP3, Internet Explorer does not start, and a new Internet Explorer shortcut is created - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950721

10. The Address toolbar no longer appears on the taskbar after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951448

11. You cannot save multiple credentials for the same remote computer when you use the RDP client that is included in Windows XP Service Pack 3 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951609

Nick.