Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sidetracked: Windows XP SP3... d'oh!

Hi folks - as a sidetrack today I went and tested XP SP3 on one of my less important VMware images today. It was interesting to see it blow up during installation... much as I expected.

--> First thing I noticed as it was "running processes after install" - it gave me an interesting "Failed to Hook" error, like so:

--> Next, as I kept clicking OK dozens of times... I started getting these errors, which clearly point to a Media Player issue (I think?)

I don't know - but in the end the process HUNG, so I had to restart my Virtual Machine, and go back to a snapshot. I Googled around for a while, but couldn't find a hint as to what those errors are, or where they were coming from much less how to fix 'em. Oh well... I gave up. Good think I prepared for disaster ahead of time - guess I'll be waiting a few more weeks before SP3 is "ready for prime time"...

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