Latest Forum Posts

Latest News Posts
Coming Soon!
Go Back > Software > General Software

General Software Apple, Linux, Windows, alternative OS and software application chat here.

Thread Tools
Old 12-21-2007, 02:21 AM   #1
Rob Williams
Rob Williams's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,366
Default Windows XP SP3 Final Release Now Available

From our front-page news:
Two weeks ago, we posted that Microsoft released the first and only release candidate for Windows XP Service Pack 3, and now the final release is available. Weighing in at 336.1MB, the installer can upgrade your PC to the latest and greatest Windows XP version in about 10 minutes on a speedy machine.

Up until now, we haven't had much of a clue as to what SP3 actually updates, but Microsoft has now released a white paper that bares all. Oh, and they want to make one thing very clear: "Microsoft is not adding significant functionality from newer versions of Windows, such as Windows Vista, to Windows XP through XP SP3."

One notable feature is that SP3 allows Windows XP to be installed without entering the serial key during the installation. This would of course require updated Windows XP media which contains the latest service pack, but is still a nice feature regardless. No new functionality is added to SP3, so if you feel you need to upgrade to see what's new, don't stress it.

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released Windows XP updates, including security updates and hotfixes. It also includes select out-of-band releases, and a small number of new enhancements, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system.

Source: Windows XP SP3 Download Page
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.

Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows 8 RTM - Get Ready for October Release Tharic-Nar General Software 7 08-02-2012 02:08 AM
Mozilla Thunderbird 3 Close to Final Release Rob Williams General Software 0 11-06-2009 11:08 AM
Windows 7 to See a September Release? Rob Williams General Software 0 02-26-2009 02:32 PM
KDE 4.0 RC2 Released - Final Release on Jan 11 Rob Williams General Software 0 12-12-2007 04:43 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:34 PM.