Windows XP Service Pack 3 officially avaiable to all

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    So my 04 Dell came with a SP1 install disc. I've never tried slipstreaming. Can I download the ISO version and use it to slipstream or make a new CD and then just delete without ever installing it? Or just how would you go about making an install disc? Thank You!
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    Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Users

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/05/05/ie-and-xpsp3.aspx
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    Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (All Languages)


    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3). This support for SP3 is valid until April 14, 2009. For more information about this policy, visit the Windows XP Support Lifecycle page located at http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3223. Chat and e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada. For all other Windows XP issues, visit the Help and Support site at http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173, and then choose your product.
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-uk&prid=11273&gprid=522131
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    List of fixes that are included in Windows XP Service Pack 3

    SUMMARY
    This article lists the problems that are fixed in Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3). Service packs are cumulative. This means that the problems that are fixed in a service pack are also fixed in later service packs. For example, Windows XP SP3 contains all the fixes that are included in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).


    INTRODUCTION
    This article contains a list of Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles that describe the fixes and updates that were added in Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3). This article is primarily intended to help IT Professionals and corporate helpdesks support and maintain a company’s computer system.


    MORE INFORMATION
    For more information about how to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    322389 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/) How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack


    Fix list
    The following fix list includes only the updates that were added in Windows XP SP3. For more information about the updates that are included in previous Windows XP service packs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/
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    its seems to be 2 version file size of this sp3..... one is 316 mega and the other u post the link nick is 544....whats the differ? o_O
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    This is the difference :)

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    thanks for the clarification Nick
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    lol nick :argh: u mean the "Service Pack 3 officially " is the difference?:blink:
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    The 544 is the cd iso image download.
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    yes we know that... but why the *.exe is 316 and the *.iso is 544?? look very wierdo_O
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    wat NICK pointed to is probably 316MB, so the other icons/files u see around it will contribute the other MBs that'll add up to the 544MB total.
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    Thanks Nick !

    I have a question however:
    In your posting # 5 you were saying:
    However I tried last night to get it on my XP-home SP2 Dutch by using Windows Update and when I clicked on the link for more info, I saw that it is Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate.

    So, is this a Release Candidate or a Final?

    Maybe I was too quick, maybe some Dutch MS site was not yet updated; I don't know...

    Has any of the Dutchies here got it in the meanwhile?

    Thanks !
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    Hi Ron and Nick,

    Thanks very much guys ! :D
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    Hi Jan,

    Maybe late but scroll a bit down that page (link from Nick) until:
    I had only one problem with installing because I had changed my ntoskrnl some time ago. After editing boot.ini all went well.
    Cheers,

    Gerard
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    I tried to get SP3 yesterday from the microsoft update site..must have been 15 times, I tried exiting the AV then the firewall. I remembered how Outpost Pro blocked the update site a while back. Oh I got it alright but the first 4 options on the left side of the screen were grayed out and the site wouldn't scan my computer or anything else, the update site started working again after I switched to comodo firewall Pro 3. As I started off saying I tryed to download SP3..I clicked download and the progress indicator right away jumped to halfway then went to the end of the progress bar and said-Failed. Then I saw this thread http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=208494. I use Tune-up so I tried what it said in the thread and it worked, although I got a different numbered error message.
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    Hi Gerard,

    Thanks ! :D

    (sorry, I was trying to reply to you but had connection problems).

    I have had not yet the time to install it.

    I just saw that the Dutch division of MS updated their site:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936929

    The following is partly in Dutch:

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    Last night when I was looking at it, it said:
    (unfortunately I didn't make a screenshot, but I have the printed page right here next to me)

    2.
    That site says now:

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    They (MS) might think in the US that all is fine and updated, but that doesn't have to mean that the same goes for other countries....
    Anyhow that puzzle is now solved....
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    Does anyone try installing the checked build?

    What's the difference?
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