Windows XP SP3 RELEASE DATES!

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  1. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

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    SP3 WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MICROSOFT UPDATES WEBSITE ON 29th APRIL 2008 and DELIVERED THROUGH AUTOMATIC UPDATES FROM 10th MAY 2008 :cool:
     
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    Appreciate the scheduled roll out but i'll be one who won't give it even a glance, security vendors have it all covered already and will add any missing pieces afterwards.

    Enjoy another HUGE patch.
     
  3. DVD+R

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    :cautious: If you remember, I was the one who pointed out the crapiness of SP3, I was just letting the Other Minions know when to destroy their computer with it :shifty:
     
  4. fred22

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    whatever they say....i'm using a beta for awhile :argh: and it really is alot faster then SP2, pretty steady stuff me thinks, it boots faster etc..atleast it feels like it

    is there anyway one can update the beta to final, i have it slipstreamed and sp3 isn't showing @ add/remove

    or is a complete reinstall required?!
     
  5. MikeNAS

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    I'm using SP3 ( 5508 ) and it's faster than SP2.
     
  6. HAN

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    At home, I may try it fairly early on, once it's in final release. I won't be letting it near any of my PCs at work for quite some time. Who knows what it will break? Beta testing really doesn't give businesses a clue on how well Service Packs interact with proprietary software...

    BTW... Anyone wanting to block SP3 from Windows Update, here is the blocker download link from MS
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...5267-4bd6-87d0-e2a72099edb7&displaylang=en&tm
     
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  7. computer geek

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    LOL, anyway, SP3 ain't got any new features for those hopefuls. Just updates.
     
  8. HURST

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    I think I'm going to install SP3, just to see if those speed increases some are claiming are real...

    If not, back to SP2 image...
     
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    ROFL

    Can't say i blame you. :D

    More crapola to gum up the works even better then before not to mention wait untill folks start screaming in pain from something conflicting badly.
     
  10. WSFuser

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    9 days...cant wait...must have...NOW!
     
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    Are you serious or pulling our leg here. From the majority of reviews of the RC's i read nothing of performance enhancements coming due to SP3 and that they were mainly security related and of course the ususal easter egg they throw in for good measure.

    If so, where exactly are you realizing noticable improvements at in the speedo department with it?
     
  12. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    DVD, care to elaborate on your statement?
    Because, my testing shows nothing destructive.
    Mrk
     
  13. MikeNAS

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    Of course I serious. Tomorrow I start to test final version.
     
  14. yankinNcrankin

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    Well lets hope to all that consider this update a step forward, that Microsoft is on the up and up considering its past achievements and failures and their old IT and so called New recruits ahem......I'll be a watching the progress both good and bad.....:cool:
     
  15. lodore

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    what is wrong with sp2?
    glad its the last service pack for xp lets hope now they can make vista work better with sp2 for vista.
    im hoping service pack 3 for xp will be pain free but i will deny the download for at least a few weeks.
     
  16. computer geek

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    I'm not, microsoft needs to get rid of that terrible marketing habit, so then, a couple years later, every microsoft XP user who hasn't upgraded is infected with viruses.
     
  17. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    I have a machine running XP not updated since 2004 and it has not been infected with viruses ... so ... Who do we blame? The code or the users?
    Mrk
     
  18. yankinNcrankin

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    I would have to say the users' mainly, but one has to wonder about the IT that left or got fired & hired from microsoft...........................:doubt:
     
  19. Hairy Coo

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    Been using RC-Beta SP3 for many months -I surely cannot detect any speed increases.
    Would have to conclude its all in the imagination-a placebo.
    If you look at the new additions-it can be seen that they would not increase performance

    There also should be no reason to fear SP3-after all its mainly a consolidation of all the fixes,updates etc,plus some new ones.

    No big deal one way or the other


    Microsoft says;
    Paul Thurrott says:
    The whole issue seems a non issue!!
     
  20. HURST

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    I once saw in some article that MS threatened to fire employees who where responsible for puting eeggs in software, to avoid unnecessary bloat.

    It was fun searching for those... The one in office97 was awesome...
     
  21. WSFuser

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    Unnecessary bloat? As opposed to necessary bloat? :rolleyes:

    Arent there program to remove Windows bloat? Oh wait yes.
     
  22. DVD+R

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    Yet :cautious:
     
  23. MikeNAS

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    Looks like this is again wrong information... There is still some hours left.

    * April 14, 2008: Support is available for the release version of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP
    * April 21, 2008: Original Equipment Manufacturers, Volume License, Connect, and MSDN and TechNet subscribers
    * April 29, 2008: Microsoft Update, Windows Update, Download Center
    * June 10, 2008: Automatic Updates
     
  24. Chubb

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    Even it is still correct, Microsoft may make the press release late in the afternoon or evening, or maybe tomorrow. As of now, there is still no SP3 in the MSDN Subscriber download.
     
  25. Chubb

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    Windows XP SP3 Released to Manufacturing today

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2285971,00.asp

    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3214173&SiteID=17

     
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