Windows XP Service Pack 3

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anybody else installed it yet did it just now everything seems ok legit copy of xp


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Windows XP Service Pack 3 (XP SP3) fixes a range of bugs and adds new features to Windows XP. The file is a large download and can be applied to any version of Windows XP Home, Professional, TabletPC or Media Center (32 bit only). In addition, it doesn't matter what XP patches you have previously applied to your system, SP3 will update any unpatched, partially patched or completely updated system (it includes all previously released patches, updates and features of Service Pack 1 and 2). Keep in mind that new patches made available after Service Pack 3 was released will still need to be applied.

Important notes: Microsoft advise uninstalling any beta or Release Candidate versions before installing this final release. Do not install Service Pack 3 on systems running Microsoft Dynamics RMS (this is a specialised version of XP used in Retail sales and will not affect most home or network users - see Microsoft Dynamics RMS (opens in new window). The file will download directly from Microsoft's servers - you may want to shorten the file name.

The advantage of this full download is that it can be used on any system - plus it doesn't require an Internet connection to install. You can download SP3, copy it to disc or a portable drive and use it on multiple PCs. Alternatively, since the file is so huge, you can download SP3 on a fast Internet connection and use it to update a PC with a slow or non-existent connection.

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes the following:
All previous security patches and fixes released for Windows XP.
All enhancements and new features that were included with Windows XP SP1 and Windows XP SP2
Only two new features have been added: Black Hole Router Detection Windows and Network Access Protection (NAP).
The following are already available for Windows XP in stand-alone updates. Windows XP SP3 includes them by default (System administrators must choose to install each of these updates): MMC 3.0, MSXML6, Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 v2, Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.5, IPsec Simple Policy Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, Digital Identity, Management Service (DIMS), Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) 2.1, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2).
From the Release Notes: "Microsoft is not adding significant functionality from newer versions of Windows, such as Windows Vista, to Windows XP through XP SP3. For instance, Windows XP SP3 does not include Windows Internet Explorer 7, although Windows XP SP3 does include updates to both Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7, and it will update whichever version is installed on the computer. One notable exception is that, SP3 does include Network Access Protection (NAP)."
 

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Not tried it yet (pc not picked it up for DL) but im sure it will soon then ilknow if its any good.

Edit : just remembered im on XP x64 so i doubt ill get the service pack.
 

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"anybody else installed it yet did it just now everything seems ok legit copy of xp"

I installed it yesterday morning,everything is ok (at the moment).
WinXP Corporate...not so legit.
 

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Seems ok for me. Installed yesterday on legit XP Corporate. And fixed some issues I was having with my monitor
 

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get vista a lot beeter than xp :Clap:

That's a matter of opinion,and not really relevant..

Are all you lot on legit windows then.....shame on you :) (also irrelevant)
 
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Are all you lot on legit windows then.....shame on you :) (also irrelevant)

It is relevant because some people could be installing SP3 using a WGA hack
 

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corporate XP here too - works fine - going to slipstream it now so i've got a XP Pro SP3 disk :)
 

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I heard there were still some issues to be ironed out on service pack 3
 

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don't think so! the memory hog Operating System Vista better than XP !?

Yes, because who wants an OS that actually uses your memory usefully rather than it just sitting there being idle.

Vista is supposed to used your memory, it caches your most used programs that way so they open quicker.

Really wish people would learn to know what they are talking about.
 

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I heard there were still some issues to be ironed out on service pack 3

yeah there were some bugs which made microsoft hold off for a week on releasing it but now its out on general release and seems ok so far - been testing it for a while now.

it aint nothing fancy to look at but i prefer that.

more like the old-school 'traditional' service packs - e.g. loads of long-awaited hotfixes, rather than their newer style of service packs that give you update with loads of show-off new features you don't actually want!
 

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SP3 integrated all seems fine, Two laptops working great.
 
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