Windows XP SP3 Available

By STEALTH429
Apr 17, 2008
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  1. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Well when it becomes an automatic critical update, 99% of users will get it.
    The 1% is for users, like you, that do manual updates when you decide.
    But if you decide against it, then you won't get any future updates, until you do install SP3.
    ie You must do it inevitably anyway. (I'm sure that'll start a debate)
  2. STEALTH429

    STEALTH429 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    any news on this much awaited event in history? the last chapter of xp....
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,438   +282

    Should be out tomorrow.
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

  5. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    I have a message from Microsoft that Service Pack 3 will be out today, April 29. I don't know if that is because I have a membership in their TechNet or not... as that was released April 23.
    Updated April 23, 2008

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) stand-alone is now available for download. Windows XP SP3 includes all previously released updates for the operating system, in addition to a small number of new updates. Windows XP SP3 will not significantly change the Windows XP experience.

    Installation media and documentation on disc for Windows XP SP3 may sometimes refer to Windows XP SP2. Windows XP SP2 installation guide instructions apply to Windows XP SP3.

    "Subscribers Get Windows XP Service Pack 3

    * Windows XP Service Pack 3 stand-alone version
    Top Subscriber Downloads section

    Non-subscribers:

    Windows XP SP3 will be available to non-subscribers on 4/29 via Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center."

    So it appears to me it is out, but I cannot find it at the site Microsoft listed.
  6. NFSFAN

    NFSFAN Newcomer, in training Posts: 340

    Hey guys, if you want to slipstream the Corporate edition of XP "WXPVOL_EN", make sure that you do not do this in Vista. It has to be done on a XP installation or it will not accept your VLK key when you type it in the setup. I am not sure if this applies to the other editions of XP like Professional and Home, but I would only slipstream on XP. I have experienced problems when doing so on Vista. The slipstreaming can also be done through VM Ware with a XP installation. I also reccommend that you use the XP SP0 Disk (Original Disk) to slipstream over.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,408   +835

    Stupid Question; Can this update be made by just installing the differential files?

    Has activation been eliminated?
  8. NFSFAN

    NFSFAN Newcomer, in training Posts: 340

    I am not sure if activation has been eliminated, because on corporate editions, you don't need to activate. It is reccommended that you do a clean install of sp3. Reformat, and install clean from a slipstreamed cd.
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    Read the news articles. SP3 did NOT come out today and the release date has not be reset.

    Google News: http://tinyurl.com/48egu8

    You're going to have to note the dates carefully- today, 4/29/08 says "delayed."
  10. NFSFAN

    NFSFAN Newcomer, in training Posts: 340

    I already got the RTM of SP3...
  11. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    I think the reference here is meant to be Final Release. Yes, the beta versions have been around for a while. I don't encourage anyone to get beta software unless they are beta testers!
     
  12. NFSFAN

    NFSFAN Newcomer, in training Posts: 340

  13. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Nuff Said.

    Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system. This white paper summarizes what is new in Windows XP SP3.
    ================== Date Published: 4/1/2008
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...BB4F56F5110&displaylang=en#QuickInfoContainer

    I don't think "I" need it." ;)
  14. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    The final release has already been mailed to two groups. It is supposed to be available to other Windows XP users by midnight.
  15. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Click my link,it's there now.Didn't you at least go there ?
  16. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,391   +205

    It's not there yet. At your link we can download an overview of Service Pack 3 but not Service Pack 3 itself.
  17. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    As of three hours ago, it wasn't there. We checked at 5 p.m. Arizona time.
  18. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Thats right,I didn't want it so i didn't look for the download option.
    10:45 EDT.
    But i hope it explains if you need it.Everyone is so worried about this.
    Amen
  19. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I just went to Windows Update (April 30th) using Express and also using Custom

    On both occasions Windows XpSP3 was not available in the list

    Quote from here: http://www.macobserver.com/article/2008/04/29.12.shtml

  20. techflame23

    techflame23 Newcomer, in training Posts: 65

    sp3

    No SP3 as of yet.What day is it supposed to be released on?
  21. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    April 29th !

    But due to the delay (please read my post ^ I just posted).
    MS are trying to resolve an error (already) with it.
    Expected fix time. ASAP or as soon as they fix the fault.
  22. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Checking your system

    Did you not notice that your OS was being checked,
    (Blue running line};)
    then listed "YOUR" Updates.You either have it or don't need it.
    It wasn't listed for my XP.It's mainly for 2000 and MSOffice.
  23. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    zipperman what the heck are you talking about?
    Sometimes I don't know

    Anyway yes Windows Updates thankfully check if I have it installed already.
    Umm, no I don't, does anyone?

    As for 2000 and Office (possibly SP3 for office) I don't want that.
  24. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

  25. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    I Don't

    This is what i have and is or will be available For XP Home.

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