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Windows Thread, Windows XP SP3 Overview in Technical; Download the Overview here The full redistributable version of XP SP3 will be a whopping 580MB. Yes, you read that ...
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    Windows XP SP3 Overview

    Download the Overview here

    The full redistributable version of XP SP3 will be a whopping 580MB. Yes, you read that right, 580MB. It'll include everything, but it won't include Internet Explorer 7.

    For an additional 15MB, I don't understand why they don't myself...

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    Do you know the projected release date?

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    Michael if you thibk 580mb is large have you seen the size of Vista SP1 you will be shocked.

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    @elsiegee40 - From reports I have read around the web, early 2008 so possibly February/March at a guess. Of course in February there's Windows Server 2008 to look forward to as well.

    XP SP3 looks to be a superb update and should save lots of time applying the 100 + updates after SP2.

    @FN-Greatermanchester - No but I am sure you're going to tell me? I'm still an XP man, have very little interest in Vista to be honest (at the moment)!

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    Michael i agree i am not yet ready for Vista. The SP1 for Windows Vista is 1GB - 1.5GB

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    apparently XP SP3 whips vista in terms of performance
    http://www.news.com/Windows-XP-outsh...3-6220201.html

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    @FN-Greatermanchester - You're kidding. That's not progress, that's just stupid!!!!!!

    Microsoft can't expect typical home users to download such large file sizes. No doubt they'll be a slim "express" Windows Update version, but this just puts me off Vista more and more.

    @CyberNerd - I'm not that surprised. The memory requirements are incredibly high.

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    Michael Microsoft will probably be providing free discs with Vista SP1 on, but they should advertise they are giving them away more as it is hard to find the page to send off for them.

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    You must remember that Vista is all Image Based Technology, hence the massive sizes, so its a complete image again, like the install disk.

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    Yes I agree, it was hard and very long winded getting an XP SP2 disc. I am curious why Vista SP1 is so large though. I thought it was supposedly better with regards to security, unless they're adding a whole load of additional features?

    XP SP2 should of been XP Gold (in my opinion) and it could well be the case Vista SP1 should of been Vista Gold as well.

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    I agree Michael XP SP2 made fast improvements to Windows XP.

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael
    @elsiegee40 - From reports I have read around the web, early 2008 so possibly February/March at a guess. Of course in February there's Windows Server 2008 to look forward to as well.
    * Makes note in diary to turn off Windows Update at home in January *

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael
    @elsiegee40 - From reports I have read around the web, early 2008 so possibly February/March at a guess. Of course in February there's Windows Server 2008 to look forward to as well.
    * Makes note in diary to turn off Windows Update at home in January *

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    XP / Vista Updates - PAH !!
    I remember updating Windows 95 with the new version of the winsock - I only needed it 'cos it had an update to the netbui protocol which saved me quite a few headaches at the time. That fitted on 1 floppy !!!

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 Overview

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    apparently XP SP3 whips vista in terms of performance
    http://www.news.com/Windows-XP-outsh...3-6220201.html
    That doesn't surprise me. Vista is a big, ugly resource-hogging mess of an OS. XP SP3 is a welcome update, the size isn't an issue for those who are whingeing just download the redistributable from work (if you're at one of those schools who use ADSL Max excuse me while a LMAO ) .

    SP3 will be a cumulation of all the updates since SP2. So it means we can delay moving over to Vista for even longer.
    Although not sure how much I like being lumbered with IE7.

    *Just got to correct something I've said, didn't realise Michael said IE7 won't be included. Well done Microsoft*



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