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Microsoft warns of IE7 lock-in with XP SP3

Microsoft has warned users updating to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) that they won't be able to downgrade from Internet Explorer 7 to the older IE6 without uninstalling the service pack.

XP change corrupts data, hamstrings SP3 rollout

Microsoft confirmed Wednesday that it delayed the rollout of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) because changes to the operating system can corrupt data in the company's retail point-of-sale and store management software.

Windows XP SP3 set for release on Monday

Windows XP Service Pack 3 will be released next week, but only to PC and laptop makers and some IT professionals, according to Neowin.net. All Windows XP users will be able to get the update via Windows Update on April 29, according to the report.

Eee PC 900 debuts with Windows XP

Asustek Computer Tuesday launched its biggest low-cost Eee laptop yet, and as expected, will offer it with either Linux or Microsoft's Windows XP Home.

Bot breaks Hotmail's CAPTCHA in 6 seconds

A new bot can crack defenses erected by Microsoft to keep spammers from creating large numbers of accounts on its Live Hotmail service within seconds, a security researcher said Friday.

Malware count blows past 1M mark

Symantec's malware tally topped 1 million for the first time in the second half of 2007 as the number of new malicious code threats skyrocketed, the company said in its semiannual report on the state of security.

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