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Windows XP SP2 and Copy/Paste Stops Functioning

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SkyEyes, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. SkyEyes

    SkyEyes Flightless Bird

    We recently migrated all of our machines to Windows XP SP2 (windows-only
    environment) from having a novell client environment.

    One thing we have noticed, and just for the record we have Windows XP SP2
    before on some machines, but not all, so when people are doing a lot of
    copying and pasting, the paste function stops working. We have received
    several TIDs including people using MSTSC, but the majority of people are
    seeing the issue on their normal machine (same machine as before, doing the
    same thing) and the paste is indeed hosed. They reboot and all would be good
    for a little while.

    We found a hotfix, loaded that and it still does not seem to make a
    difference. We have Dell machines wil 1 or 2 G of memory. Several people
    have reported using other tools at the same time for example SQL Server Mgmt
    Studio 2005, AD MMC console with Outlook and Word open. It is all over the
    board.

    It almost appears to us that there is a memory leak. Is there a utility or
    something we can load to figure out what might be causing this. Or perhaps,
    the 50 others I see having the issue on google, what type of fix they put in
    place. Rebooting several times a day is not an option for people and we will
    not be going to Windows XP Sp3 soon.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    > ...we will not be going to Windows XP Sp3 soon.

    You may need to reconsider that, if you value the security of your computers
    and network. Extended Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 10 July 2010. After
    that date, computers running WinXP SP2 will NOT be offered any further
    security updates, Automatic Updates will not work, and Windows Update
    website will not be accessible until SP3 is installed.

    PS: Vista Gold will soon not be supported either. How times flies...
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    SkyEyes wrote:
    > We recently migrated all of our machines to Windows XP SP2 (windows-only
    > environment) from having a novell client environment.
    >
    > One thing we have noticed, and just for the record we have Windows XP SP2
    > before on some machines, but not all, so when people are doing a lot of
    > copying and pasting, the paste function stops working. We have received
    > several TIDs including people using MSTSC, but the majority of people are
    > seeing the issue on their normal machine (same machine as before, doing
    > the
    > same thing) and the paste is indeed hosed. They reboot and all would be
    > good for a little while.
    >
    > We found a hotfix, loaded that and it still does not seem to make a
    > difference. We have Dell machines wil 1 or 2 G of memory. Several people
    > have reported using other tools at the same time for example SQL Server
    > Mgmt
    > Studio 2005, AD MMC console with Outlook and Word open. It is all over
    > the
    > board.
    >
    > It almost appears to us that there is a memory leak. Is there a utility
    > or
    > something we can load to figure out what might be causing this. Or
    > perhaps,
    > the 50 others I see having the issue on google, what type of fix they put
    > in
    > place. Rebooting several times a day is not an option for people and we
    > will not be going to Windows XP Sp3 soon.
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  3. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 18:23:21 -0500, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:

    > > ...we will not be going to Windows XP Sp3 soon.

    >
    > You may need to reconsider that, if you value the security of your computers
    > and network. Extended Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 10 July 2010. After
    > that date, computers running WinXP SP2 will NOT be offered any further
    > security updates, Automatic Updates will not work, and Windows Update
    > website will not be accessible until SP3 is installed.
    >
    > PS: Vista Gold will soon not be supported either. How times flies...



    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  4. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 18:23:21 -0500, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    > <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>> ...we will not be going to Windows XP Sp3 soon.

    >>
    >> You may need to reconsider that, if you value the security of your computers
    >> and network. Extended Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 10 July 2010. After
    >> that date, computers running WinXP SP2 will NOT be offered any further
    >> security updates, Automatic Updates will not work, and Windows Update
    >> website will not be accessible until SP3 is installed.
    >>
    >> PS: Vista Gold will soon not be supported either. How times flies...

    >
    >
    > Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
    >


    And horse flies like whores ?


    MowGreen
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