Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Windows XP SP3 Specifics Revealed

  1. #1
    Hairbautt's Avatar *haircut
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    20
    Posts
    11,028
    "If you have recently found yourself yelling “Down with Vista! Where’s my XP SP3?”, you’ll be happy to know Microsoft hasn’t forgotten users of its currently most popular OS. Over the last few weeks, the software giant has provided XP downgrades for unhappy Vista customers, announced that Windows XP sales would be extended to June 30, 2008, released a new build of Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows XP that doesn't require product activation, and released a Service Pack 3 beta to a select group of testers. Vista may be the next big thing, but the gap between the two operating systems has created more problems than Microsoft would have hoped for. Thankfully, the company has decided against pushing Vista at all costs and (hold your breath MS haters) is listening to its customers.

    The latest official 334.92 MB SP3 beta download is labelled as build 3205. Would you honestly be surprised if I told you a newer build has already been leaked? Reportedly, the aforementioned SP3 build contains 1,073 hotfixes and patches; 114 of which are security related. SP3 also adds four major features to the Windows XP operating system:"
    • "a new activation scheme which will not require a product key during installation
    • a new Network Access Protection Module first featured in Windows Vista
    • a Microsoft Kernel Mode Cryptographics Module
    • a Black Hole Router detection algorithm"

    Source: Neowin.Net
    View: DailyTech
    _________________________________________________________________________________________
    Last edited by Alien5; Jun 6th, 2006 at
    06:36 PM..

  2. News (Archive)   -   #2
    ¤xXx¤ BT Rep: +24BT Rep +24BT Rep +24BT Rep +24BT Rep +24
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    423
    Awesome, I have both XP and Vista and I havent used vista in months, good news for me

  3. News (Archive)   -   #3
    patto75's Avatar ///\\\ BT Rep: +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    152
    Can we trust this sp?

  4. News (Archive)   -   #4
    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,503
    Quote Originally Posted by patto75 View Post
    Can we trust this sp?
    yea good question

  5. News (Archive)   -   #5
    darkeingel's Avatar Spammer BT Rep: +3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Romania, Europe
    Posts
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by abu_has_the_power View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by patto75 View Post
    Can we trust this sp?
    yea good question
    I've had this SP instaled over my XP SP2 integrated...
    When i've try to install a custom kit including sp3... my key wasn't valid i have to install a copy of Vista
    1338 - Above leetz0rs


  6. News (Archive)   -   #6
    dbmp's Avatar ubuntu <3 BT Rep: +13BT Rep +13BT Rep +13
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    627
    Install Ubuntu instead.

  7. News (Archive)   -   #7
    Hairbautt's Avatar *haircut
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    20
    Posts
    11,028

    Unsure

    Quote Originally Posted by abu_has_the_power View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by patto75 View Post
    Can we trust this sp?
    yea good question
    What?
    _________________________________________________________________________________________
    Last edited by Alien5; Jun 6th, 2006 at
    06:36 PM..

  8. News (Archive)   -   #8
    mbucari1's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Age
    30
    Posts
    2,871
    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by abu_has_the_power View Post

    yea good question
    What?
    I think people are curious about the developments of WGA. Will one of the vista features being ported to xp be Vista's new WGA? Will previously working volume license versions of XP (though non-genuine) become inoperable?
    Last edited by mbucari1; 10-11-2007 at 12:40 AM.

  9. News (Archive)   -   #9
    Hairbautt's Avatar *haircut
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    20
    Posts
    11,028
    Oh. I see. Havn't heard anything on that...but I seriously doubt it tho' they may blacklist some licenses on Vista.

    If I were into that I'd grab a VistaSP1Integrated release anyways.
    Last edited by Hairbautt; 10-10-2007 at 10:54 PM.
    _________________________________________________________________________________________
    Last edited by Alien5; Jun 6th, 2006 at
    06:36 PM..

  10. News (Archive)   -   #10
    mbucari1's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Age
    30
    Posts
    2,871
    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt View Post
    Oh. I see. Havn't heard anything on that...but I seriously doubt it tho' they may blacklist some licenses on Vista.

    If I were into that I'd grab a VistaSP1Integrated release anyways.
    lol, sorry I meant XP.

    The article mentioned changes to the activation process. Perhaps it will no longer need activation (yeah right ). Although, you no longer have to pass WGA to install IE7 and WMP11.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •