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Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) Released to Web and Windows Update

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  1. malware New Member

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    Today, Windows XP Service Pack (SP3) has officially hit the Release to Web (RTW) milestone. The third service pack for Windows XP is now available both on Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center.
    DOWNLOAD: Network Installation (316.4MB) | ISO CD Image File (545MB).

    Source: Ars Technica
    Hawk1, Gam'ster, [I.R.A]_FBi and 8 others say thanks.
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    intel igent New Member

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    nice!

    thnx malware

    :toast:
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    I'm just waiting for the headlines tomorrow about how many problems this has created, and will be removed for "further" revision...
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    i think i will install this once i reinstall windows, which i have no plans on doing anytime soon.
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    Does this work with X64 and is it worth it?
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    Nice I'm downloading it now...XP just keeps getting better and better :)
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    Thanks Malware! While I won't be rushing to update until a few days from now, I've been waiting for SP3 for my lappy! (Think I'll let some other folks be the "Pioneers") :cool:
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    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    I just updated... here is proof. [​IMG]
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    Excellent!:toast:

    Will be interested in hearing what you think after you play a bit..:D
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    Any performance gains or losses?
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    what differences are you seeing, Pvt? :)
  12. entilza New Member

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    Has anyone uninstalled the latest SP3 Build then re-install the official SP3? If so please let me know of any issues... Thanks!
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    what is the diff b/t the network installation and the iso cd image file? the network installation is what was leaked everywhere...
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    My guess would be that the CD ISO has all of the localization (languages) included in it.
    The network install probably checks your locale and gives you the one you need.

    Just a guess though.
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    ..'Ant'.. New Member

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    I dont see much of a difference between SP2 to SP3. :cool:
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    I did a while back and eventually ran into issues. Though, I can't be for certain that the issues were due to the process. I would recommend doing a fresh install if you're up to it.:)
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    Doesn't work with x64.

    "Windows XP SP3 is for x86 editions of Windows XP only. The x64 editions of Windows XP were serviced by Windows Server 2003 SP2."
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    Installed SP3 on two PCs. One had SP3-beta on it before, one clean SP2 installation. No issues to report in either case.
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    sweet ill give this a try!
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    I downloaded and installed it a few days ago. It's been working great ever since. Haven't had any problems at all or noticed a difference (good or bad).
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    so what exactly does it do.. does anybody have the faintest idea.. ???

    trog

    ps..just read the thingy.. pretty much nothing it seems so why bother..
    Last edited: May 7, 2008
  22. KoD New Member

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    See your signature. ;)
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    apart from not having to install a shitload of updates to an sp2 install,
    saves so much time having an sp3 cd to install xp if needed,
    its not as if they can make xp any faster, that requires new hardware for that.
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    yay its finnally here
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    Meh, I had the RC months ago. No big whoop then.

    Unless the has been some major additions then only thing this will be worthwile for is slipstreaming.

    I'm confused as to why everyone is "all a'twitter" about this? DX10 ain't gonna be in it! On the positive it at least creates the illusion that M$ will be supporting this OS for a while longer....

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