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03-08-2008 10:21 PM  10 years agoPost 1
lesodell3

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i see on MS web page that they have service pack 3 for download anyone using it ? and if so how do you like it

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...&displaylang=en

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03-09-2008 05:09 AM  10 years agoPost 2
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release canidates are usually just for beta testing. Alot of people probably wont download it until a production release.

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03-09-2008 05:22 AM  10 years agoPost 3
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I'm suspicious of Microsoft's motivation for this SP3 release. What problems are folks having that would make this necessary? There's something fishy in Denmark.

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03-09-2008 05:30 AM  10 years agoPost 4
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I have been using SP2 forever and have absolutely no problems with my system, you could not PAY me to use SP3. I don't care what they say, I am with Gimbal on this one, something about this smells funny.

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03-09-2008 05:12 PM  10 years agoPost 5
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All the security includes in Vista are supposedly in SP3. Lightens up the OS as well.

But that is what I have heard.

Wait..what!?!?! No, that can't be!

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03-09-2008 05:40 PM  10 years agoPost 6
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I'm suspicious of Microsoft's motivation for this SP3 release. What problems are folks having that would make this necessary?
The reason is that sp3 contains all the security upgrades, patches and other updates that are on the windows update site. When you freshly install windows xp there are over 200MB of updates to download to make your system up to date, plus there are a few other minor updates like windows messenger, media player and exploder contained in it. Soon it will be included in the installation process instead of sp2. One good thing about it when they make it part of the installation is that you don't need a key to install the OS but you'll get limited functionality for the 14 days unless you activate it.

There is a white paper about it here http://download.microsoft.com/downl...%20Pack%203.pdf
Summary
Windows XP SP3 combines all previously released performance, security, and stability updates. It also provides a limited number of new and enhanced functionalities, although it does not significantly change the Windows XP experience or bring functionality from newer versions of Windows to Windows XP. The goals of Windows XP SP3 are to:
 Provide a new baseline for customers still deploying Windows XP, to help them avoid the inconvenience of applying individual updates.
 Fill gaps in the updates users might have missed by declining individual updates when using Automatic Updates, and to deliver updates not made available through Windows Update.
Windows Vista provides the most advanced security and management capability, but for PCs that cannot be upgraded to Windows Vista right now, Windows XP SP3 ensures these PCs have all available updates and allows these PCs to leverage some new Windows Server 2008 capabilities, such as Network Access Protection (NAP)


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03-10-2008 04:35 PM  10 years agoPost 7
SSN Pru

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I'm suspicious of Microsoft's motivation for this SP3 release. What problems are folks having that would make this necessary? There's something fishy in Denmark.
SP3 just rolls up all of the updates since SP2 into one package...

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03-10-2008 04:49 PM  10 years agoPost 8
dazzaster

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i was kind of hopeing that i could use sp3 to bring my futaba faast system upto date and sort the bugs out

A.K.A 509

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03-10-2008 05:51 PM  10 years agoPost 9
lesodell3

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how about MS net frame work 3.0 or 3.5 anyone using this ? and did it make things better ?

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