windows xp sp3


#1

Has anyone tried the new service pack? Is it worth downloading?


#2

There is a SP3?! Whoa…


#3

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=75ed934c-8423-4386-ad98-36b124a720aa&displaylang=en

"This is the self-extracting executable that contains the update package for Windows XP Service Pack 3. Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers? experience with the operating system.

This pre-release software is provided for testing purposes only. Microsoft does not recommend installing this software on primary or mission critical systems. Microsoft recommends that you have a backup of your data prior to installing any pre-release software."

I doubt it will change as much as SP2 did.


#4

From what i hear these are some of the new features it offers.

  1. Improved Login speed

  2. Fixes Network Problems found in Sp2

  3. Over all better PC performance

This is just a preview release no word on the actual release date yet.


#5

I’ve heard rumours of it introducing more DRM, but nothing concrete. I’ll wait a while and see what happens before I bother downloading it.


#6

Isn’t it only RC2?


#7

i downloaded it onto my laptop. it crashed a bunch of times at first but now i got it all figured out. it made my internet way faster for some reason… the computer itself seems to be the same tho


#8

how much faster can your internet get. Seriously man that speed in your picture is nuts.


#9

that is from my house computer with a uncapped modem(dont ask dont tell). but with it on my laptop i was getting about 5-10mb/s(bytes not bits) download and about 1-5mb/s upload. it is great for my laptop. i was very happy with it.


#10

Read this thread; Downed SP3, disabled AVG, Installed It…It seems faster or maybe I’m just tripping, either way its all good here.