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Windows XP SP3 Moves Closer

Windows XP SP3 Moves Closer

Yes, we realize it's just a roll-up of fixes for the most part, but without the Autopatcher project, we really need a new baseline for system builds.

Around 15,000 testers now have access to XP SP3, and Microsoft says it plans one last public beta release before releasing the final bits next year. The same individuals are testing Vista SP1 RC Preview, although Microsoft has also promised a public SP1 build. Although XP SP3 is more of a roll-up of existing hotfixes and should be completed before Vista's first upgrade, Microsoft will likely delay its release and use SP1 to encourage holdout XP users to upgrade to Vista.

While we know Vista sales haven't been up to par (at least, by Microsoft's standards), delaying XP SP3 just to try to encourage users to upgrade to Vista?  Let's be honest, corporations are what Microsoft really needs to upgrade, and that won't happen, for the most part, without Vista SP1.  So why delay the XP SP3 release?
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What bothers me is when you got to Dell or HP gets more money in system that have xp, isnt that ridicolus? why would you want to pay more to have xp? I give you a hint cuz it work and is not a headache...

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kid007:
cuz it work and is not a headache

 

XP for me!!!

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XP SP3 is nice but I guess I don't see MUCH of a benefit behind it as like "NEWS" said, its just a collection of various hotfixes that are already released for the most part (or so it seems).

However for those who are sort of being forced into Vista (basically anyone buying a new PC from retailer -- i.e. most consumers without the know-how to build their own computer), SP1 definately seems a little bit more beneficial no?

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Hotfixes could actually bring perfomance up and bring down the resource. Remember everytime they come out with a "SP" you could slightly see the difference.

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with SP2 on XP, people that had "<=" 256MB of RAM installed CERTAINLY saw the difference with the installation of SP2 ;) ;)

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Hi All,

XP Service pack 3 will be good if you're able to download it & burn it to disc or an ISO so when you it's time to Reinstall XP you won't have to go to Microsoft update & get all of those updates & hotfixes.

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 If you guys remember XP SP1, it was essentially a rollup of hotfixes, and this is what SP3 is looking like.  I dont mind at all since it takes for ever to download all those 90+ hotfixes that need to be installed after XP SP2.

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