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NIS 2008 May Break Device Manager Under Windows XP Pro SP3
I am running Norton Internet Security 2008. I installed Windows XP Service Pack 3 from Microsoft Update and afterward Device Manager and Network Connections were completely empty of icons. Otherwise the system appeared to function properly. This happened on two HP Pavilion machines I have.
Microsoft tech support claimed that NIS broke the SP3 installation and instructed me to uninstall NIS 2008 and all service packs back to the build level of my Windows XP installation media (SP1), run a repair installation, then reinstall all service packs and then NIS 2008. Fortunately I use Save & Restore 2.0 so I just recovered my system to the point before I installed SP3.
I am wondering if this has happened to anyone else and if there is a workaround that will allow SP3 to coexist with NIS 2008.