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Old 24th March 2008, 15:03   #16
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Isn't SP3 a release candidate and not an actual release?
This thread originally intended for the RC version. I just now recycled it, as the M$ company is coming out with the real version. I think we need to edit the title of this thread tomorrow, by dropping the word "Rc".

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Old 29th April 2008, 21:24   #17
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Default Windows XP SP3 Released!

Good news for Windows XP users, Microsoft have made the musch awaited Service Pack 3 available for Windows Update users and for direct downloads!! Get it here: http://download.windowsupdate.com/ms...2300ebfde4.exe
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Downloaded it last night.
Do I risk installing it or wait for someone else to take the plunge and report bugs/problems?
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Hmm, too late for me. I switched to Vista in my notebook (Vista Home Premium), my home desktop (Vista Ultimate) and my office desktop (Vista Business).
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Samurai, how do you find Vista Ultimate? Do you have a tv-tuner with it? Whats your system's configuration running Ultimate?
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Downloaded it last night.
Do I risk installing it or wait for someone else to take the plunge and report bugs/problems?
Got it as part of Windows Update last night, took about 20 minutes to download the 109mb and it seems to be working fine.

What is the Silverlight thing ? I installed that too yesterday, but I dont see any benefit from it.
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Got it as part of Windows Update last night, took about 20 minutes to download the 109mb and it seems to be working fine.

What is the Silverlight thing ? I installed that too yesterday, but I dont see any benefit from it.
Silverlight is supposed to be Microsoft's answer to Flash. It looks promising. MS have also entered into exclusive tieups with several online media houses for use of Silverlight. Lets see how things shape up.
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Got it as part of Windows Update last night, took about 20 minutes to download the 109mb and it seems to be working fine.
Are you sure its 109 MB? My download link says 316 MB
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Are you sure its 109 MB? My download link says 316 MB

The standalone download is 316MB. If you update using Windows Update, it is close to 115MB depending on how often you update your windows.
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With Silverlight you won't miss any of the animations on Microsoft website. Except this, you won't miss anything else .
Silverlight is an attempt by Microsoft at flash, after everybody else have tried their hands.
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Silverlight is supposed to be Microsoft's answer to Flash. It looks promising. MS have also entered into exclusive tieups with several online media houses for use of Silverlight. Lets see how things shape up.
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Samurai, how do you find Vista Ultimate? Do you have a tv-tuner with it? Whats your system's configuration running Ultimate?
No different than Business or Home premium, I don't see any difference. No, I don't have TV tuner, I prefer my TV for watching...er.. TV.

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Are you sure its 109 MB? My download link says 316 MB
You havent been updating often enough.
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You havent been updating often enough.
Yes, I keep the Windows Automatic updates switched off. Its a nuisance
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I didn't take any risks and downloaded the full 316mb version.
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Good!

Will try this tonight!

But say, has there been any 'Vista' features brought to XP? Like the look and feel and things like that?

Or is this just a bug fix?
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