Secret Pre-Release Details On Windows XP Service Pack 3

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  1. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    We were the first to break the news on the release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and the final RTM schedule of Windows XP Service Pack 3.

    Now, we will be the first to release the full details on Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 3, which as we know will be available for manual update on April 29, 2008. That's just a few days away!

    Here's a quote from the article :-

    Link : Secret Pre-Release Details On Windows XP Service Pack 3
  2. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Good read and either they have very good compression or they are calling on remote files during install :D
  3. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    is it going to take another 900mb if I installed it on sp2 machine?
  4. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Thats the way I read it .....
  5. 64bit

    64bit Newbie

    Too bad that Microsoft states that to install SP3, SP1 or SP2 should be installed first, that explains why the size is small. Planning to make an integrated Windows XP SP3 CD to make my future installation easier.
  6. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    On the 29th? But people will be busy playing GTA IV! :o

  7. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD BOG Translator

    If they are going to release SP3 on 29 then what's that? WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe - I have downloaded yesterday from a known site so I think it's not a pre-release, it's the RTM. Build version 6.2.0029.0 (SRV03_QFE.031113-0918) - build date 14.04.2008! Size>316 MB
  8. belikethat

    belikethat Just Started

    Windows XP SP3 does not include Windows Internet Explorer 7 or Windows Media Player 11.

    surprise surprise
  9. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD BOG Translator

    That means they complied with the latest rules and shipped it without IE and MP. To be honest I don't need them as I use something else. It is good they've done that and left the users to decide whether to install them or not.
  10. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    I think thats a good thing as I use Firefox and Jetaudio ;)

    EDIT: So does this mean now it won't default to IE to open my MSN mailbox ?? Ohh the horror :pray:
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  11. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    I use WMP11...
  12. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    I use Firefox, WMP11 and MPC. :D
  13. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    MPC is crap on Vista though.
  14. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    never had issue with MPC on vista.

    What's wrong with urs?
  15. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD BOG Translator

    Works like a charm! What is your mpc problem?
  16. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Doesn't support Aero, and the video will turn black sometimes when I pause it and do something else. Never have such problems with WMP11.
  17. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD BOG Translator

    Never had any of these problems, which version do you use? I meant no problems at all, so far, with any of these (Vista&MPC).
  18. mhenriday

    mhenriday Newbie

    IE 8 beta and XP SP3

    «Issue #1 : You cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

    Impact : Low – in the case of Internet Explorer 8 Beta, a Windows Update detection script will be in place. It will not offer SP3 to IE8 beta users.

    KB Content : KB950719»

    This is not, I hope, to be interpreted to mean that I shall be unable to install SP 3 on my present (updated) Windows XP Home SP 2 setup when the former becomes available in a Swedish-language version on 5 May ?...

  19. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Media Player Classic

    Is there a new version lately?
  20. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    The 72MB file size was taken from the internal Microsoft document. It is the size of the download via Windows Update and is probably what you only need to download if you already have SP2 installed.

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