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News XP SP3 now available - again

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 May 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    Got the network distributable version, installed and working fine at home - will give it a while to bother updating the work machines tho!
     
  3. alastor

    alastor New Member

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    I was offered SP3 by automatic updates last night, accepted it and...nothing happened :confused:

    Trying a manual installation now.
     
  4. icutebluezone

    icutebluezone The meaning of life is to MOD

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    sweet was waiting for it and getting it right now. :p
     
  5. jazzzyj

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    anyone have slower ping times in games after the upgrade? or was that just me?!
     
  6. DriftCarl

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    Tried installing on 2 different laptops today at work. so far its 1 worked 1 failed i guess 50% isnt too bad for M$
     
  7. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Well, I'll give it a shot at the weekend... if I can get my act together and order the bits I want for a rebuild...
     
  8. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    I had no choice but to wait for the official version, as I'm running Windows XP Portuguese.... I installed it yesterday and it works fine so far.
     
  9. stephen2002

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    Didn't install for me on 2 computers. Took a while to "prepare" for the download, downloaded, verified ... and then went back to downloading. Only instead of doing anything else it sat there for a while and then failed.
     
  10. yuusou

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    Working fine for me... when i boot up windows, but i got the link that was posted a few days ago.
     
  11. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Installed it at home from the link Phuzz provided, noticed absolutely zero difference, although I haven't run any benchmarks. At least it didn't break anything.
     
  12. steveo_mcg

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    ditto.

    Was there to be any improvements in this SP?
     
  13. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Well my auto update works so far I dont see any real differences but I havent messed around much, I only have one system at work and one system at home that still has XP so its not as big of deal for myself.
     
  14. sunny_man

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    I cant' seem to get it through the website or through auto update.
     
  15. ssj12

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    I noticed major differences. My sisters laptop which used to crawl is now walking briskly. My desktop can now open photoshop cs3 in like 10 second.

    Laptop: Centrino 1.6GHz, integrated intel gpu, 512 ram
    Desktop: X2 4600+, 8400GS, 2GB ram.
     
  16. ssj12

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    @ sunny - make sure you install .net framework 3.0. It's the only way to get the update.
     
  17. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    -160 3DMarks here, about 1-2fps in CoD4:SP, other than that, no noticeable difference. Meh. :p
     
  18. Omnituens

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    I need to make a new slipstreamed disk now... sigh.
     
  19. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    nice! I was waiting for this.. even if there's zero speed increase, a nicely packaged bunch of hotfixes is just what the doctor ordered ;)
     
  20. ssj12

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    @krik - it lowered your 3DMark score? Surprising as it increased the overall speed of the OS.

    When is Bit-Tech going to have a comparison benchmark of SP2 vs SP3. Actually for laughs they should compare them both to SP1.
     
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