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Right ive heard alot about sp3 around (i know its not released) and i wasnt sure what happened to it ?? was it cancled ?
anyway im getting this torrent and wanted to know if its legit or what. Oh btw if its dodgey legal wise just give me a shout and ill remove it.
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www.thehotfix.net has sp3
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umm if i remember correctly isnt sp3 64 bit?
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SP3 is just a bunch of all the crappy hotfixes and updates and it hasnt been realised officially yet cause of major bugs and errors.

So the torrent will just been a bunch of updates like you can download from the Autopatcher website.

I have also seen alot of horror stories about SP3 torrents and alot of formatting has been going on.

To sum up -

You will not see a performance increase
You will not have the official SP3
You may get infected by a virus
You may screw up your xp installation


IMO There is no point

Thats my point of view

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It is not very often that a .torrent would contain a virus, maybe with lamewire or something rubbish like that you will find plenty, but torrents are usually clean
Thats my opinion anyway
 
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It is not very often that a .torrent would contain a virus, maybe with lamewire or something rubbish like that you will find plenty, but torrents are usually clean
that my opinion anyway
I dont mean the torrent I mean the actual "SP3" Installer
    
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sp3 isn't out yet, I remember microsoft saying it won't be out untill 08, but i could be wrong.

The torrent sp3 IS NOT microsoft's, and has been around for quite awile. It is just a bunch of updates and stuff because alot of people on the torrents' windows can't pass WGA lol
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SP3 is just a bunch of all the crappy hotfixes and updates and it hasnt been realised officially yet cause of major bugs and errors.

So the torrent will just been a bunch of updates like you can download from the Autopatcher website.

I have also seen alot of horror stories about SP3 torrents and alot of formatting has been going on.

To sum up -

You will not see a performance increase
You will not have the official SP3
You may get infected by a virus
You may screw up your xp installation

IMO There is no point

Thats my point of view

Mad
Take it you haven't used it.
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