Issues after installing XP SP3 or Vista SP1 w/ Norton 2008

Symptom:

Problems occur after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 with a Norton 2008 product installed

Numerous registry keys are added when you upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 with a Norton product installed. Because of these registry keys, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

•       Windows Device Manager is empty
•       Missing Wireless network adaptors or other hardware devices
•       Unable to connect using a wireless adapter

Solution:

To fix the problem, download the SymRegFix.exe file.

Source: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/sharedtech.nsf/docid/2008061807392313

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2 Responses to “Issues after installing XP SP3 or Vista SP1 w/ Norton 2008”

  1. Catherine Says:

    Please see website as a technical reference to these problems.
    The problems with Norton and XP SP3 are even worse for mac users who have dual booted their mac with windows.

    Symantec have just issued me a full refund of Norton 360 Premium 2008, owing to my system continually crashing and rebooting. They told me not to reinstall it on the mac system.
    No problems with Windows Live One Care and SP3, I wonder why?

    Just to let you know there is no information on any websites for users who have a clean install of SP3. Like me they’ll just have to figure it out for themselves.

    There will be a few more mac users with SP3 issues and Norton products given that dual booting a mac has become so popular and new copies of XP SP3 are still available.

    Just for your info, if a PC user buys a mac and dual boots it with windows they will NEVER buy another PC. Mac’s are so much better.

  2. drottenapple Says:

    Hi Catherine,
    Thanks for the additional info. This would really help other Mac users out there. 🙂


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