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Old 22nd December 2007, 01:04   #1
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Default Windows XP SP3 Rc version released. EDIT : Full Version now released.

At last the Winxp SP3 RC version has been released, please do back up important data (not porn) and set a restore point before installing the same.

Download and install at your own risk and make sure (again) to set a restore point and backup important data.


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Download details: Standalone Update Package for Windows XP Service Pack 3

I am also downloading the same, excited? you bet.

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Old 22nd December 2007, 10:43   #2
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@JPL - thanks man !
that sure is good news.
excited -- yeah baby !!
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Old 22nd December 2007, 14:31   #3
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The download is resume supported and you can use a download manager to download the same as the update size is 336MB.

Early morning I download some tweaking software to increase the adsl2+ speed and I restarted the comp and it resulted in screwing up the Adsl mode/router settings.

Now when I tried resuming the download it was not happening, so I applied logic and opened google and typed windows validation, I just clicked on a random link for validation prior to download and viola the download started.

PS: You just need to validate your copy of windows XP and not download whatever the link throws up on the MS site.

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Old 22nd December 2007, 16:13   #4
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Installed and working.....

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Old 22nd December 2007, 17:41   #5
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mine working too.



btw JPL, did you notice any difference in normal performance / worrking of the OS ?
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Old 22nd December 2007, 18:03   #6
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Well I do feel that the processes are being excuted far more quickly and I can also see a general increase in the speed of normal tasks, it may be a placebo effect though.

BIG Mistake= did not benchmark the system before the update, did you?
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his pre-release software is provided for testing purposes only. Microsoft does not recommend installing this software on primary or mission critical systems. Microsoft recommends that you have a backup of your data prior to installing any pre-release software.
I will wait a bit more till the full release version comes out. Microsoft doesn't rank high in my trust list.
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I will wait a bit more till the full release version comes out. Microsoft doesn't rank high in my trust list.
LOL even I dont trust them but I am happy that even after Vista they are doing something for XP and after SP2 this is going to be very significant for MS and XP users, and I also know and have posted that is the pre release version !! and open for public testing.
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Old 22nd December 2007, 22:41   #9
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BIG Mistake= did not benchmark the system before the update, did you?
nope !

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I will wait a bit more till the full release version comes out. Microsoft doesn't rank high in my trust list.
hehehe.. true that ! but i second JPL. Thank god they have not pushed vista on everybody.
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XP3! its just more updates that where released till this time by some bug killer i guess

The bug is XP!
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The bug is XP!
@jk - go get married .. boy
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Guys, the WWW is ablaze with rumors that M$ will release the service pack 3 for Windows XP "tomorrow", Mar 24, 2008 (read "tonight"):

[H] Enthusiast -=

There is a PDF, Overview of the SP3 in the MS download center, posted three days back:
Download details: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Overview
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Awesome! Just drives home the importance of XP, even a year + after the Vista being launched.

I await for the full release. For those who installed it already, what are the major differences?
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TEN percent faster it seems: XP SP3, in fact, is the newest version of Vista's biggest rival, according to Forrester Research. "None of this bodes well for Vista, which is now more than two times slower than the most current builds of its older sibling,"

Do not expect any good words from MS:
Microsoft downplayed the significance of Windows XP SP3...."Windows XP SP3 does not bring significant portions of Windows Vista functionality to Windows XP," says MS.

Here is a company trying to spread bad words about its own product (XP) and the users are saying vice versa...!

link:
Update: Microsoft releases Windows XP SP3
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Isn't SP3 a release candidate and not an actual release?
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