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News XP SP3 delayed by RMS

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 2 May 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. xalek

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    I managed to get the SP3 FINAL release from the web yesterday, although not from MS's downloaded page and i've had no problems AT ALL with the install, unlike the beta's that I had tried, which all managed to BSOD my media center setup
     
  3. _DTM2000_

    _DTM2000_ New Member

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    MS did release SP3, they just pulled it immediately after due to finding the compatibility with RMS.
    I know an MS beta tester who managed to download it in the short time it was available. It's installed on my PC at work now.
    Apparently MS won't be making any changes to the service pack, they are going to get round the RMS issue by putting filters on the auto update system to stop RMS users installing it for now. Once they have these filters in place they will be re-releasing SP3.
    So I would expect it to be available very soon.
     
  4. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    i was about to say that its on the campus network, and i doubt they would get it from an unofficial source
     
  5. Paolo

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    Why not put the service pack up for manual download for us guys? Surely that would make sense!!
     
  6. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    It's still available for download from M$ here:
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/m..._c81472f7eeea2eca421e116cd4c03e2300ebfde4.exe
    There's just not an official page right now (and it's not been pushed out to WSUS etc. yet), but the download worked fine for me. Been running the RC2 version for a while now with no problems so I'm rolling it out to some of the PCs here at work with absolutely no problems so far.
    (crosses fingers, touches wood, hugs lucky rabbit's foot)
     
  7. jezmck

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    not so lucky for the rabbit.
     
  8. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    either you are small or the rabbit was huge. :D
     
  9. yuusou

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    phuzz, thanks for the link!
     
  10. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    seconded, thanks phuzz - downloading it now.
     
  11. Kierax

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    Great thanks for the link.

    Downloading now, this is the final one? verified?
     
  12. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    download keeps gettng stuck for me, might be firefox playing up i suppose?
     
  13. Kierax

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    I got it fine 1.4MB per sec all the way, just installed it now, WLM is acting up though on a repair install.
     
  14. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    I DLed it first thing release day before they pulled it, but haven't installed yet. System it'd go in is in shambles right now anyways.
     
  15. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    RMS, huh? i didn't think he had that kind of power.
     
  16. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

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    thanks phuzz, awesome work
     
  17. cyrilthefish

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    I'm still sulking theres no 64bit sp3 :(

    I don't really want to move to vista and can't really as it's so unstable...

    it's better than it was at start but vista still = 2-3 bluescreens per day even with a clean install with only nvidia mobo drivers + ati video drivers installed... linux/xp on the same setup is 100% rock-stable

    it's a shame as vista seems to have the memory management of linux with the compatibility of xp... when it's not busy bluescreening that is :(
     
  18. cebla

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    There must be something wrong with your drivers cyrilthefish. My Vista install has been running fine for almost a year now. I don't think I have even had one blue screen.
     
  19. DXR_13KE

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    yeah, my brothers computer is rock solid and works with vista.
     
  20. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    Sorry for the little bump, but it seems that Windows XP SP3 is back up again (I got a message via automatic updates). I'm downloading and installing now (Portuguese version).
     
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