Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Windows XP Service Pack 3 support

When booting Windows XP or when visiting Microsoft's Windows Update website. you may receive a message about installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP 3).

At this time, Avatech does not recommend updating any computer with this service pack in a production environment. We recommend you fully evaluate the update in a test environment prior to deploying it widely.

For those that may have already or inadvertently installed SP3 manually, be sure that any local data is backed up regularly in the event of a problem as your main recourse will likely be the re-installation of Windows XP.

For those that need more information about SP3 immediately, it is suggested you await results from the cad community with similar hardware and/or watch for official updates from Autodesk regarding this matter before risking complications from this update.

For more information on Windows XP SP3, please visit this link.

Autodesk's statement:
"Windows XP Service Pack 3 is not supported as it's not a supported platform per the system requirements." No testing has been done on 2007 or higher Autodesk products as of yet since it is brand new release this week.

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