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Windows XP Service Pack 3

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Came yesterday in email from Microsoft downloads.  The link installs a kernel which enables XP Service Pack 3 to automatically download.  Mine is downloading and installing right now.

Read the particulars before you click it.

 


Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate 2 via Windows Update
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate 2 is now available to the public. Specific registry settings will allow you to download SP3 via Windows Update.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8357493   

 

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Comments

1.
JADELotteryComment by JADELottery - February 23, 2008, 7:26 pm
XP SP3 is still in pre-release.
Please check Microsoft site for additional ditails on Formal Release Dates.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/servicepacks.mspx


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68C48DAD-BC34-40BE-8D85-6BB4F56F5110&displaylang=en


http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=2010&SiteID=17
2.
konaneComment by konane - February 23, 2008, 7:40 pm
I stand corrected. I did download it and so far everything is fine, no problem.
3.
time*treatComment by time*treat - February 24, 2008, 12:56 pm
You mean there is an update from M$ that actually requires user approval before installing itself?
4.
konaneComment by konane - February 24, 2008, 1:13 pm
Yep this one did.

Still no erratic behavior from the puter. Wonder if this one has fewer glitches than the one they'll release for public consumption later?

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