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Windows Thread, XP SP3 in Technical; Originally Posted by cookie_monster Does that just give you the RC version though? Unfortunately yes. The final RTM version will ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Does that just give you the RC version though?
    Unfortunately yes. The final RTM version will be available via Windows Update on 29/04/2008.
    Last edited by Arthur; 21st April 2008 at 09:23 PM.

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    You should be able to download it manually though shouldn't you.

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    It was supposed to be in the TechNet subscribers download area yesterday. It's still not there.

    *Grrrrrr*

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    It's on bittorrent though!

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    Oh. "MSDN/Technet - Not yet. This will be available within the next month. "

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 Released to Manufacturing - TechNet Forums

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    It's not on volume either, I just checked.

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    It's on bittorrent though!
    I'd be careful though, you'll get some idiot who'll upload a package full of all kinds of nasties! I'd rather wait and download from microsoft.com

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    So its coming out the same day as GTA IV, I can see this causing problems.

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    I have pre-ordered GTA IV for my PS3. It looks like it could be THE game of 2008. As for choosing between XP SP3 and GTA, it's got to be GTA all the way

    I doubt very much I'll get GTA IV on the 29th April from Amazon, so XP SP3 will fill the gap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I have pre-ordered GTA IV for my PS3. It looks like it could be THE game of 2008. As for choosing between XP SP3 and GTA, it's got to be GTA all the way

    I doubt very much I'll get GTA IV on the 29th April from Amazon, so XP SP3 will fill the gap
    This is the point I was making, most IT related support staff will be playing GTA IV rather than checking out SP3 and what its doing to their network. ;-)

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    Just saw this updated Timeframe on Neowin:

    * RTM (release to manufacturing) Apr - 21st
    * OEM Channel Apr - 21st
    * Windows Update Apr - 29th
    * Download Centre Apr - 29th
    * MSDN/Technet Download May - 2nd
    * Windows XP SP3 Fulfillment Media May - 19th
    * VL Customers via download Jun - 1st
    * Automatic Updates Jun - 10th

    So, basically, IT Professionals who pay Microsoft good money for early access to products are screwed over. It's a bit stupid that the Professionals who help to test the product don't receive the download before it is released to the General Public anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    So, basically, IT Professionals who pay Microsoft good money for early access to products are screwed over.
    Not really, its only a few days. IT professionals are going to wait for a few months to deploy a major service pack anyway. I'm certainly going to wait for others to rush into it, and document their mistakes. We'll probably have this tested and ready for sept.

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    Well, I've been testing the beta for a while now and will be deploying SP3 as soon as it comes out. Some of our machines are long overdue certain updates.

    As for the wait, we'll the fact that Technet/MSDN subscribers have to wait a few days is bad enough. Subscribers pay a lot of money for the privalidge and quite frankly, I don't see the point at the moment when it is released to the general public beforehand anyway!

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    Some of our machines are long overdue certain updates.
    Do you not use WSUS?

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    Not at the moment, we were using SUS, then rebuilt the server, and I haven't had the chance to install WSUS.

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