Handheld PC Pro Service Pack 1
Service Pack 1 (SP1) for H/PC Pro was the first major service pack
release for a Windows CE mobile device. When dealing with SP1 it
is important to remember that Handheld PC Professional is H/PC 3.0
and runs on the Windows CE 2.11 or 2.12 Core.
If your H/PC device runs on
the Windows CE 2.12 Core, then you do not need the Service Pack. In general CE
2.12 devices are found in the Far East and Asia. There are very few western 2.12
Rather confusingly the H/PC Pro SP1 increments the Handheld PC
version number of the device. Older H/PC Pro devices are H/PC 3.0
(Windows CE 1 being H/PC 1, Windows CE 2 being H/PC 2 and HPC2000
being H/PC 4). The Service Pack will effectively update the software
version number to 3.01 however this will not be reflected
in the System information applet.
your device is already 3.01, then you do not need to apply the service pack.
& Updates List:
The Service Pack contains some major updates to the
default applications that come with the H/PC. Details of the changes made to the
system by SP1 are listed below.
- Support for filtering a record
set on the quote (") character and then switching to a different datasheet
view. Previously, doing so caused Pocket Access to stop responding.
for sorting on multiple columns on devices with the StrongArm 1100 processor.
Previously, doing so caused Pocket Access to display a "Field not found"
- Support for cutting and pasting large amounts of text between
Pocket Excel and Pocket Access. Previously, doing so could cause Pocket Access
to stop responding.
- Support for placing focus in a blank row in the table
design view, tapping save, and then entering the field name.
the field name would be lost if you entered the name immediately after a save
and then saved again.
- Consistent inclusion of newly created tables in
the list of tables in the navigation drop-down menu.
- Support for on-device conversion
of Microsoft PowerPoint 97 files.
- Support for displaying Microsoft PowerPoint
2000 presentations that were converted using the High Quality converters on the
desktop. Previously, the text and images in these slides would be distorted.
- Support for opening Microsoft Word
97 documents that contain headers, footers, or footnotes. Previously, certain
documents that contained these characteristics could cause Pocket Word to stop
- Support for opening Microsoft Word 95 documents that contain
forms on the StrongArm SA1100 processor. Previously, doing so could cause Pocket
Word to stop responding.
Pocket Outlook (Inbox) Updates:
- Support for downloading uuencoded attachments for previously downloaded e-mail
messages that have been modified on the server.
- Support for downloading
attachments using POP3 from a Cyrus IMAP4 v1.5.2 server. Previously, doing so
corrupted the attachments.
- Support for downloading uuencoded attachments
from a Solaris mail server. Previously, doing so could corrupt the attachments.
downloading of attachments using the IMAP4 protocol. Previously, under specific
circumstances, some attachments would fail to download.
- Support for detection
of built-in Ethernet cards.
- Support for connecting to mail servers using
a blank password.
- Support for downloading messages sent from an Exchange
server to a Qualcomm Qpopper mail servers. Previously, these messages would show
an error stating that an unsupported mail attachment or message type had been
- Support for addressing based on the "Reply-To:" header
when replying to messages downloaded using IMAP4.
- Support for sending
messages with subjects longer than 260 characters or addresses with friendly names
and addresses that are greater than 100 characters. Previously, doing so could
cause Inbox to stop responding.
- Support for receiving mail messages sent
from a Netscape mail client that include an embedded Netscape mail message. Previously,
doing so could cause Inbox to display a "Critical Error" message.
for resolving addresses against LDAP servers when a message is sent to the server.
removal of all message headers from online folders, that are not marked for offline
use, on the device after the device is disconnected.
- Support for receiving
messages sent from Microsoft Office 2000 applications through POP3.
for an extended timeout duration for non-responsive servers.
handling of forwarded or replied to messages with uuencoded attachments. Previously,
attachments could be corrupted in some circumstances.
- Consistent interpretation of
security certificate expiration dates. Previously, connections may have failed
to some sites immediately following a connection to a site with a different security
level or if the target site has different security levels within the same site.
display of Web pages containing specific Japanese characters. Previously, trying
to display pages containing these characters would fail. These are any characters
that contain the 5c trail byte. This is not a characteristic that is apparent
by looking at the character but rather it is part of the internal description
for the character. One common character containing this trail byte is the Yen
- Support for displaying certain types of GIF images. Previously,
these images would be distorted.
- Support for displaying 24-bpp Bitmap
images. Previously, these images would not be displayed.
- Various performance
World Clock Updates:
- Inclusion of Canberra, Australia in the city list.
- Correct time zone
for Brisbane, Australia.
- Correct daylight savings time switching for Australian
TCP/IP Network & Print Services Updates:
- Correct unloading of network drivers after browsing to a network resource
through a firewall and then removing the network card from the device.
for turning off the device while printing using infrared (IR). Previously, doing
so could cause the device to stop responding.
The Service Pack
is not available directly from Microsoft. It is down to your Handheld PC's Original
Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to ship the Service Pack to the end user.
believe that only one distribution package for the Service Pack exists. The file
is available for download below. If you are unsure if you need this file please
contact your H/PC's OEM or visit the HPC Factor forums.
CE 2.11 SP1