By February 23, 2008

Vista SP1 warning!

Microsoft is warning Windows Vista users that a forthcoming service pack for the operating system may stop some third-party programs working.

Microsoft have released a list of programs that will NOT work once the service pack has been applied to Vista. As if rendering third-party applications useless wasn’t bad enough then take a look at the applications that are on the list almost all of them are programs designed to protect your PC whether it be antivirus or firewall software.


  • BitDefender AV
  • Fujitsu Shock Sensor
  • Jiangmin KV Antivirus 10
  • Jiangmin KV Antivirus 2008
  • Trend Micro Internet Security
  • Zone Alarm Security Suite
  • Iron Speed Designer
  • Xheo Licensing
  • Free Allegiance
  • NYT Reader
  • Rising Personal Firewall
  • Novell ZCM Agent
  • MS also warn that the above list is not comprehensive so I guess that means that there will be LOTS of other issues! MS asked people to get in touch with the maker of any affected software to fix problems. I suspect that the solution given will be to remove SP1!

    Writing on the Windows Vista blog, Nick White, Microsoft product manager, said the company had withdrawn the preparatory update while it investigated.

    Isolated reports suggest that some machines on which the preliminary update has been applied go into an update loop.

    He wrote: “We are working to identify possible solutions and will make the update available again shortly after we address the issue.”

    Once again – Well Done Microsoft!

    EDIT: Most of these programs have been patched by MS – Thanks Steve for the update.

    Posted by: Matt

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