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    Windows XP SP3 announced

    Microsoft have announced that there will be a SP3 and that its due later this year. It was indirectly announced in a PR about UAC & NAP and Juniper Networks:

    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/p...JuniperPR.mspx

    So what date I wonder! Will it come with Vista SP1, will it come 1 week into term, or the last week of the holidays like SP2 for XP did and then bork a few machines just in time for the start of term

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    Woooo Weeee Wooo Yeah.... at last

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    Oh my gawd.......
    And there was me thinking SP2 would be the last....
    Still NT4 had 6 Service Packs if memory serves me correctly. Remember having to re-apply it even if you installed a printer driver ? :-)

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    So will this one slow down your computer another 20%? Add a firewall that is actually any good (protecting stuff getting in is all well and good, but what about all the malware that silently installs and then spends its time dialing home?), take 3 hours to install if your machine isn't the latest and greatest? I'm guessing it will include IE7 as a standard package - which will be annoying, as I have put off installing it due to it being a completely different interface (which will upset the staff).

    I see hours of fun heading our way!

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    I'll also have to get my 'how to streamline the service pack in with the install' instructions out - god knows where they are...

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    Thats good news, I assume it will include IE7 and the WGA patch. I also need to make a new slipstream CD, tired of doing 67 updates each new workstation

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    67? I'm up to 92 now!

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    So will this one slow down your computer another 20%? Add a firewall that is actually any good (protecting stuff getting in is all well and good, but what about all the malware that silently installs and then spends its time dialing home?), take 3 hours to install if your machine isn't the latest and greatest? I'm guessing it will include IE7 as a standard package - which will be annoying, as I have put off installing it due to it being a completely different interface (which will upset the staff).

    I see hours of fun heading our way!
    Aye, they will then suggest to people that they "Upgrade" to Vista, and their PC will run super duper quick.

    Cough Cough!

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Skoggmeiger
    Aye, they will then suggest to people that they "Upgrade" to Vista, and their PC will run super duper quick.

    Cough Cough!
    Ah, I see we have another cynic in our midst

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    It will just be a patch update. Maybe a bit of DRM thrown in for good measure. They won't want to improve the user experience in XP as it would lessen the incentive to upgrade.

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    There should be a few product enhancements but i doubt IE7 will be part of SP3.

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Espada
    It will just be a patch update. Maybe a bit of DRM thrown in for good measure. They won't want to improve the user experience in XP as it would lessen the incentive to upgrade.
    Thats not exactly unusual. XP SP2 was a bit of a freak in that regard, it was the first MS service pack that I can remember that added major changes. All of the others were just bugfixes.

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster
    There should be a few product enhancements but i doubt IE7 will be part of SP3.
    I wouldn't be too sure about that. IE7 is being waved around as being more secure and you have to deselect it via windows update as well... I just think they are going to go the whole hog and make it the supported browser.

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    Still NT4 had 6 Service Packs if memory serves me correctly.
    Wasn't it 7 if you include SP6a which was released within a month to correct the faults in SP6 which was killing servers?

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravening_Wolf
    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    Still NT4 had 6 Service Packs if memory serves me correctly.
    Wasn't it 7 if you include SP6a which was released within a month to correct the faults in SP6 which was killing servers?
    Service Pack 7 got to beta stage, and there was a screenshot from a nasa control station that was running it, but MS pulled the plug on it before it was finished.

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