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Windows XP SP3 Available

By STEALTH429
Apr 17, 2008
  1. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Here the right link

    XP Home SP3, Notice the 80 ?
    Your right if you go here.
    http://www.microsoft.com:80/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68C48DAD-BC34-4
    0BE-8D85-6BB4F56F5110&displaylang=en

    Forum Link
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68C48DAD-BC34-40BE-8D85-6BB

    4F56F5110&displaylang=en

    Case closed.
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You posted two links (when I worked out how to put them together!) for:
    Windows XP Service Pack 3 Overview

    This is a port number, what about it?

    Anyway,
    Have you accepted this yet?

    Otherwise it's ignore time
     
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Yes,
    but not with the information you supplied.
    My link plainly states Windows OS XP SP3.
    Please don't post dowload files.Post where it is.
    Not this,
    Originally Posted by NFSFAN
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/ms...2300ebfde4.exe
    316Meg containing approximately 1100 updates/etc. to Windows Xp
    You probably had the poor guy with Dial Up thinking it was the update.
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    from Microsoft.

    Only the exe direct link is obtainable.

    I have posted "Windows XP Service Pack 3 Overview" a couple of times already
    This is Not the download location

    Mind you, I'm still waiting for the Automatic Update site to update, myself.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

  7. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    That link only leads to the general Microsoft Update site. Maybe zpperman can fix it. However, although I didn't download it at this time, I can confirm that Windows XP SP3 is now available through Windows Update, at least when I went there.
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    the update.microsoft.com/ is the more general, manual site without the the intrusive Autoupdate

    imo, it is still caveat emptor on the viability of SP3, which no SP2 user needs if they
    have kept up-to-date on security fixes :)
     
  10. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Unfortunately, that site requires 'internet Explorer v5 or later'. I use Firefox and have no inclination to open IE6 just to read another article about this SP.
     
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    yea that ticks me too :( I'm told that FF can impersonate IE and get around this with
    the User Agent string, but have never followed-up on this.

    btw: Belarc Advisor will diagnose missing hotfixes and point you directly to the MS-xxx
    or KByyyy articles without IE :)
     
     
  12. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Thats right

    It's available at Windows update,
    Not Microsoft Updates.
    My attachment is after my system was scanned for updates.

    You have to scan yours for updates.
    So do a Windows Update for your PC.It's on the Start Menu.
    :)
     

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  13. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Addendum: Please be aware that you can only read that link while using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1 or higher. You cannot read it with Safari, Opera, Netscape, or Firefox.
     
  14. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    When it is available from the Microsoft Download Center, I will download it for future installs or reinstalls of XP SP2 or I might order the CD later.

    As I recall the CD for SP2 was free at first. Does anyone know if MS will charge for the SP3 CD?
     
  15. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    re-released (SP3) to the general public.

    May 6, 2008 (Computerworld) After a week's delay because of a compatibility bug in the point-of-sale software it sells, Microsoft Corp. today released Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to the general public.

    Windows XP users who manually called up Windows Update early Tuesday afternoon, Eastern time, found SP3 waiting. "Windows XP SP3 contains a small number of new updates and should not significantly change the Windows XP experience," the Windows Update message read in part. "After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer."

    Microsoft estimated the Windows Update download as approximately 67MB in size.
     
  16. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  17. aege125

    aege125 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Windows XP service pack 2 sets the half open TCP connections to 10 and there are patches like "Event ID 4226 Patcher" to change that value..... in the new Service pack 3, is the half open TCP connections also set at 10 or a similar low value? Is there a patch out to change the value? I want to know before i install sp3....

    i use torrents...
     
  18. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Um how do I check this again?
     
  19. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    should come directly using update.microsoft.com/ (assuming WGA is active and admin login)
     
  20. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes he's talking about the maximum 10 connections. And wants 20.
    Not sure where the registry entry is. And the program above "Event ID 4226 Patcher" reported as hack tool.
     
  21. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Guru Posts: 1,003   +11

    i just realised that both XP SP3 final and RTM version (which should be the same) have some incompatibility issues with IE7, Win Inst 3.1, and some microsoft based apps such as WGA.

    so here was what happen to me the day before yesterday.
    i was using RTM ver of SP3, and i thought the incompatibility issues might disappear if i reformat my system and install it at 1st place.

    so i reformat and install SP3.
    cannot install IE7, Win Inst 3.1, cant windows / ms update as Win Inst 3.1 and WGA are required. i checked on google and it said that's the incompatibility of SP3.

    so i reformat again and install IE7, Win Inst 3.1 and windows update 1st.
    then i got the SP3 from the Win Update. seems like it has no difference to the RTM ver i've downloaded from Softpedia.com

    so for those who want to have IE7 and W.I.3.1 you should not install SP3 first before them.

    anyway it's about 67mb from windows update, but after extraction it expands up to 517MB.

    mine stored here :
    C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\dd9ab5193501484cf5e6884fa1d22f9e

    anyone knows more issues SP3 have?
     
  22. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Already posted

    When i run Windows update and it scans my computer it is listed.
    I read the details and decided it wasn't for me.
    So you decide after your scan.
     
  23. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

    It is not for me, neither, but I slipstreamed it with IE7 and WMP11 and installed it on my laptop it works just fine since last week.
     
  24. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    slipstream

    Could you please explain what slipstreaming is.?
    I don't have a Laptop.What improvements are "just fine"?
    Have you installed Silverlight ? No problems for me yet with IE7.
    SP2.
    Northern Ontario is a big place,name the Town,city or farm.:D
     
  25. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Another reason for no

    Quote Microsoft,
    Windows XP SP3 contains a small number of new updates and should not significantly change the Windows XP experience.
     
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