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INTRODUCTION

This article lists the base operating system issues and update scenarios that are addressed in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005.

For additional information about the issues that are resolved in Windows XP SP2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
811113  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811113/ ) List of fixes included in Service Pack 2 for Windows XP

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The base operating system issues and update scenarios that are addressed in Windows XP SP2 are listed as follows:

Update to change the length of the string that is used in Rtllnit*String functions


This update changes the length of the string that is used in RtlInit*String functions so that these functions can use MAX_USHORT characters.

"Stop 0x00000051" error message occurs when you load a hive to the registry.


When you load a hive to the registry in Windows XP, Windows XP stops responding, and you receive a stop error message that is similar to the following:
Stop 0x00000051 (0x0000000d, 0xc000000e, 0x00000000, 0xe10db000) REGISTRY ERROR
This problem may occur if the sequence number of the hive file is mismatched.

Update to add Windows XP setup information to the "Welcome to Windows" screen that appears when you run the Setup program


When you run the Setup program, a Learn more about the setup process option appears in the What do you want to do? list that is displayed on the Welcome to Windows screen. When you click Learn more about the setup process, you can view the release documentation for Windows XP. The release documentation includes release notes, setup instructions, and information about how to install Windows XP and how to upgrade your computer to Windows XP.

Update to add Windows Installer version 3.0 to Windows XP


This update adds Windows Installer version 3.0 to Windows XP.

Update to the Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) feature, where you are prompted whether you want to turn on the Automatic Updates feature


This update includes an update to the Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) feature, where you are prompted whether you want to turn on the Automatic Updates feature. You receive the prompt the first time that you restart the computer after you run the Setup program to install Windows XP on your computer.

Update to the Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) feature, where you are not prompted to turn on Automatic Updates if you upgrade your computer to Windows XP SP2 from a computer that is running the Remote Desktop Connection feature


This is an update to the Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) feature, where the page that prompts you to turn on Automatic Updates is not displayed if you upgrade your computer to Windows XP SP2 from a computer that is running the Remote Desktop Connection feature. If the page that prompts you to turn on Automatic Updates is displayed, you cannot use the Remote Desktop Connection feature to connect to your computer. Therefore, by not displaying the page, you can use the Remote Desktop Connection feature to connect and to log on to your computer.

Update to the Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) feature, where you are not prompted to turn on Automatic Updates if you upgrade your computer to Windows XP SP2 and a screen-reader program such as Window-Eyes is installed on the computer.


This is an update to the Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) feature, where the page that prompts you to turn on Automatic Updates is not displayed if the following conditions are true:
  1. You are upgrading your computer to Windows XP SP2 from a computer that is running the Remote Desktop Connection feature.
  2. An accessibility tool such as the GW Micro Window-Eyes screen reader program is installed on the computer.
If the page that prompts you to turn on Automatic Updates is displayed, you cannot start the Window-Eyes screen reader program, and you cannot use the program to view the screen. Therefore, by not displaying the page, you can gain access to the Window-Eyes screen reader program.

For more information about the changes to functionality in Windows XP Service Pack 2, see the "Changes to functionality in Windows XP Service Pack 2" document. To view the "Changes to functionality in Windows XP Service Pack 2" document, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457151.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457151.aspx)
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