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Originally Posted by i_hax View Post
Ugh SP3. Time for me to start looking for hacked USB drivers. Stupid MS just HAD to change the driver for SP3... so now our familiar USB polling rate changes don't work.

125hz polling FTL.
You should just use some app, like Sweetlow's USB rate changer.

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It works for me. 500MHz with my MX518
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This SP3 includes all of the previously-released hotfixes, service packs, etc., correct?
yes it does.
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yes it does.
are there other fixes like that, that haven't been released yet? or is it all just a conglomeration of previous fixes?
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are there other fixes like that, that haven't been released yet? or is it all just a conglomeration of previous fixes?
I think it's pretty much up to the most recent. After I installed it after a reformat, I only had one or two updates. I can't remember what they are off hand thou.
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wait i dont get it, they about to pull XP off the shelf at the end of june, why release SP3 when XP is going to become obsolete...
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wait i dont get it, they about to pull XP off the shelf at the end of june, why release SP3 when XP is going to become obsolete...
they're not going to sell XP anymore, but they are still going to support it for a while although i doubt they will support it whole heartedly.
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I'll wait the 2 days until I can get it from MS- I don't trust third-party sites' files, especially considering they get access to my OS files
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I had sp3 on my rig the other day and rolled back to sp2, it removed my uxtheme and I couldnt find a dll file that would work... going to wait till I change to sp3 I think and also I couldnt find hardly and differnce with performance, if anything my system load up times were slower.
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I am just going to wait for the official relase. The RC SP3 I installed caused problems with remote desktop, and when I went to un-install it, it screwqed everything up. Still trying to get it sorted out from over a week ago. I am not messing with it much though since I just switched to boot to Vista as my primary OS, and am thinking of leaving XP alone.
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there isnt any REAL advantage with sp3 , just microsofts last ditch bone being thrown out to XP users before they stop selling in june and discontinue their support later on , they have the monopoly on O/Ss , besides within a year or so 64bit vista will be the norm. myself im going for another hardrive for dual boot system , 1 for Vista Ultimate 64 bit and keep Xp 32 bit sp3 on the other h/d
    
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