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Released today.. There are a few servers out there hosting it but they're all swamped (Major Geeks has 94,xxx downloads today, in half of a day..). It says it's a final (I got it from MajorGeeks) but people are saying it isn't going to be released until next week or something. People that have downloaded it say it works.. You decide.

I've hosted it on my server for your convenience.

Windows XP SP3 Final
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post #2 of 14
Already got it from softpedia.
Updated my system, but unfortunately lost my uxtheme (updated version is 5512).

The system is a bit more responsive now and some apps seems to startup a bit faster. Logon and shutdown are also a bit faster than before.
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Ive had service pack 3 for over a month already ...microsoft had a link to allow it to download with automatic updates .. no noticeable difference at all [theres no performence enhancements at all skip...lol .. wishful thinking }
    
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Personally I don't even use XP anymore but I figured since I had it on there..

Sad that there are no real benefits.
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i had the RC version, slowed me down and i had major problems with it. didn't like it so i rolled back to sp2
 
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Theyre ending support for XP so it makes sense it wouldnt be anything substantial
    
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Originally Posted by fallingheights View Post
Personally I don't even use XP anymore but I figured since I had it on there..

Sad that there are no real benefits.
hows the untimate 64 working for you , going to upgrade to it soon so i can use my other 2gb of OCZ collecting dust here
    
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This is a good thread. I beta tested their latest version on their site, not the version that comes out in couple days.

It didn't have a uninstall option.

It crashed my friends box and had to repair install

It worked great on my dads machine.. It fixed a bunch of problems he had including auto updates not installing.

Also my cousin installed it and worked fine for him.

It also blew up a laptop.

Im soo glad its out of preview candidate and the actual final version is coming out.

I won't be needing it. Can't wait for SP3 for Windows 2003 ,

Also btw I saw a 15 percent increase in OS type stuff. They also mention that, they being uncle billy and microsoft. heehhe
    
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Works good.
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Originally Posted by boonie2 View Post
Ive had service pack 3 for over a month already ...microsoft had a link to allow it to download with automatic updates .. no noticeable difference at all [theres no performence enhancements at all skip...lol .. wishful thinking }
Maybe not for you, but my system is running better (smooth) now then pre-install SP3.
One reason -possibly- is that it did fix some registry entry, who knows.

What I know is my bootup and shutdown are faster. And some apps are more better to work it.
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