Tuesday, July 31st 2007

XP Service Pack Three Still on the Cards

Despite there once being rumours of Microsoft dropping service pack three for Windows XP, the software giant has now confirmed that it still intends to keep its old operating system up-to-date with at least one more service pack. Although no information about major changes has yet been leaked, a Microsoft spokesperson said the following:
We're currently planning to deliver SP3 for Windows XP in the first half of calendar year 2008. This date is preliminary, and we don't have any more details to share at this time.
By that time, service pack two (which was quite a huge security update) will have been around for about four years, and given the slow start for Windows Vista, Microsoft may have no choice but to continue supporting its larger consumer market for a few years yet if it doesn’t want to upset millions of customers. However, considering that Windows XP is now very secure and stable, the next service pack could turn out to be little more than a bundle of Windows Update patches - unless Microsoft intends to integrate features from Vista such as user account control, which is very unlikely.Source: Redmond Channel Partner Online
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33 Comments on XP Service Pack Three Still on the Cards

#1
ex_reven
The only startup process needed is cftmon, and im pretty sure it would run fine without it. I just dont want to disable it as windows doesnt tell you what its tied to...

It just says system 32, which I generally wont fuck with :p.
So all I have running at boot is cftmon, keyboard/mouse software, avast AV and AVG antivirus
Ive also cut alot of services down too, but not any that reduce functionality.
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#2
driver66
U can kill cftmon its for voice recognition and thats about it
:toast:
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#3
driver66
by: kwchang007
78 here XD. WTH is MOM.exe a real process for CCC? And firefox uses 242 mb of memory...jeez...
:eek: :shadedshu :eek: Wow slim er down pard!!!:D:twitch:
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#4
kwchang007
by: driver66
:eek: :shadedshu :eek: Wow slim er down pard!!!:D:twitch:
lol, i have a screenie of my task manager posted in a thread I made, any tips would be appreciated.
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#5
driver66
Well i will help with what I can But I dont think I have the patience to look at all of your 1,252 post's lol..:banghead: If u could link me too it or make a new screenie I could help:toast:
But I will have to reply in the A.M. I'm gonna go play some tigerwoods:rockout:
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#6
ex_reven
by: driver66
U can kill cftmon its for voice recognition and thats about it
:toast:
Cool :D
I thought it was like one of those "svchost" processes that are important but dont tell you what they are doing :p.

At any one time I have like 6 svchosts :p....sigh.
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#7
Namslas90
by: ex_reven
The only startup process needed is cftmon, and im pretty sure it would run fine without it. I just dont want to disable it as windows doesnt tell you what its tied to...

It just says system 32, which I generally wont fuck with :p.
So all I have running at boot is cftmon, keyboard/mouse software, avast AV and AVG antivirus
Ive also cut alot of services down too, but not any that reduce functionality.
Ctfmon.exe monitors the active windows and provides text input service support for speech recognition, handwriting recognition, keyboard, translation, and other alternative user input technologies.

Instructions on how to remove here;
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q282599

:toast:
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#8
HellasVagabond
Just got my hands the the XP SP3 BETA....But i have VISTA :P
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