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Windows Thread, Windows XP SP3 RC2 released in Technical; alright gang xp sp3 is now available for download from windows updates. just thought you should all know happy edugeeking...
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    Windows XP SP3 RC2 released

    alright gang

    xp sp3 is now available for download from windows updates.

    just thought you should all know

    happy edugeeking
    Last edited by mark; 21st February 2008 at 01:46 PM. Reason: misleading title

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    Is it available via WSUS yet?

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    this is the email i recived this morning from technet

    We know that many of you are anxious to get your hands on the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RTM bits. And to that end, we have some good news. We are pleased to announce that--while broad RTW availability is still scheduled for March--the SP1 Update RTM bits are available now to TechNet subscribers. If you are subscriber, please visit TechNet Plus Subscriptions and sign in to access Top Subscriber Downloads. If you have a prior version of the SP1 beta installed, you must uninstall it prior to installing the final version. Check out Things to know before you download Windows Vista SP1 for more information, and for updated details on all aspects of Windows Vista SP1, stop by the Windows Vista TechCenter.

    For a closer look Inside Vista SP1 File Copy Improvements pull up Mark Russinovich's (of Sysinternals fame) blog and learn about the evolution of the file copy. Also catch Mark and a panel of experts on March 5 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time for a live, interactive discussion on adopting Windows Vista into a desktop infrastructure. Sign up for Still Undecided on Windows Vista? and hear about the challenges, workarounds, and tips & tricks they have learned along the way. For access to guidance, resources, tools, and straight-talk articles today, visit the Springboard Series for Windows Vista.

    Also from the Sysinternals crew, you'll definitely want to grab the update of Sigcheck, a command-line file version display and signature checking utility. Sigcheck v1.50 adds a new option for displaying file hashes.

    Windows XP Service Pack 3, Release Candidate 2
    Available now, the very latest build of SP3 for Windows XP includes all previously released updates for the operating system, similar to previous service packs. It also includes previously released updates to the latest versions of some system components, as well as functionality for improved compatibility with Windows Vista. The application to enable the XP SP3 RC2 download can be found at the Microsoft Download Center. Running this application on a machine with Windows XP Service Pack 2 will enable Windows Update to offer XP SP3 RC2 to that machine. Build-to-build upgrades are not supported for this beta release, so if you have installed XP SP3 RC1, please uninstall it before running this application. More information regarding XP SP3 can be found on the Windows XP TechCenter.

    Finally, the 2007 Microsoft Office system includes design changes you should know about before you deploy or upgrade from previous versions in your Terminal Services server farm. Check out TechNet Magazine's Online Extra before you deploy the 2007 Office system with Terminal Services.

    Thanks for reading,

    Mitch Irsfeld
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    Ah so its only RC2...?

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    Indeed, I wouldn't touch it just yet ...

    Fortunately, its opt in not opt out

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    I know xp sp3 was released to technet subscribers about a month or 2 ago, so any problems i would think MS will have iron'ed them out...You would hope ha! any how I'm downloading it on to my test machine.

    Good luck!!

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    That would be a release candidate build 3264 by the looks of it, build 3311 installed here and its still release candidate.

    Was it just me or did anybody else get really excited at seeing that topic title? (and then ultimatley dissapointed)

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    ooow sorry

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    Geez, well that was a bit of an anti-climax!:P

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    Could mod or OP change the thread title please

    regards

    Simon

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    i bet i know what it does

    i bet xp sp3 makes xp turn into a really bad experience, that way when you change over to visturd, i bet you don't notice the difference.

    i'll give it a try and see


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    my findings

    5 mins to download

    35 mins to install

    2 ERRORS about non genuine files, it didn't tell me what they were, and i cant find a log to tell me either

    replaces 'stubpath' entries, so it F*cks up default user profile

    no option to 'dont keep files for uninstall' when first installing.

    probably ok for a new machine, but i wont be adding this to my current images.

    otherwise seems ok

    on a plus side i was expecting it to ram mozilla ( sorry meant IE7) down your throat, and it didn't. They must have missed that

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Could mod or OP change the thread title please

    regards

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    Seconded... Requires a lot of reading to figure out this is another release candidate and not the gold release. Nice to know it's progressing none-the-less.

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