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    Microsoft To Release XP SP3 Next Week

    Now that Windows Vista service pack 1 has been released, all eyes have shifted to Microsoft's plans for Windows XP service pack 3, the final package of updates for the trusty OS. And, according to at least one source, Microsoft will roll out XP SP3 next Monday.
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    According to the file description notes, Microsoft will release the final version of XP SP3 on March 24, but the 5503 test build passes all Windows Genuine Advantage checks and is able to download Windows updates that previous XP SP3 builds weren't able to, which suggests that it could, in fact, be the final RTM build.
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    I'm on it....

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    I hope that XP loading bar turns Red instead of Yellow. Was Green, now blue, please red, yellow gonna be like

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFKefka77 View Post
    I hope that XP loading bar turns Red instead of Yellow. Was Green, now blue, please red, yellow gonna be like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo View Post
    Do you actually understand him?

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    http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=521


    Ugg... delayed AGAIN!

    Microsoft has also delayed RTM for Windows XP Service Pack 3 to provide sufficient time to incorporate feedback from the beta testers. (In other words, they can't make their original deadline!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Do you actually understand him?
    The guy wants red, man.

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    Thanks Sava.
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    My PC at work had Sp3 available to it today through Windows Update. I went ahead and downloaded it through that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    My PC at work had Sp3 available to it today through Windows Update. I went ahead and downloaded it through that.
    I have not done windows updates on my work PC for a couple months now, go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    I have not done windows updates on my work PC for a couple months now, go figure.
    Might not hurt to run it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Might not hurt to run it.
    At least I am running XP sp2 and not 98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    At least I am running XP sp2 and not 98.
    Good call

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    My PC at work had Sp3 available to it today through Windows Update. I went ahead and downloaded it through that.
    hmm odd.. the only versions that should be showing up on WU is the latest RC and only if you applied a patch or bat file to have it show up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    hmm odd.. the only versions that should be showing up on WU is the latest RC and only if you applied a patch or bat file to have it show up.
    No idea man. All I know is I was prompted to download it and I did. Now under My Computer, Properties it even says Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    No idea man. All I know is I was prompted to download it and I did. Now under My Computer, Properties it even says Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3.
    whats the build number next to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    whats the build number next to it?
    There isn't one listed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post

    Thats very odd.... but here is more info on the SP3 release:

    The page states General Availability Date of XP SP3 is 31/03/2008 meaning it may well have RTM'd already but they have not made an official public announcement which should be due very soon!

    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecyc...&y=11&p1=12757

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