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I got the download update prompt today for SP3 from MS.



I'm a bit dubious about installing it though. I think I'm going to wait for a while to see if anybody experiences any negative repercussions after installing. I guess I just don't trust MS very much.

Does anybody know if there are any negatives to installing SP3 (crashes, program incompatibility, web surfing issues, etc) or is it 100% positive and totally fine to install with no issues what-so-ever?

Anybody got experience with the official update?

Thanks.

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Its showing up as an update for me, too.

I'm gonna think about installing it, but I was going to grab a new XP theme and the program only works with SP2. Found that out when I tried it on the old SP3 beta.

I'll see what reports come out about it, i'd like to do some benchies on it as long as there's no major issues.
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I will try it when I get home. I have nothing to lose so I don't really mind doing it.

Will also check with a couple of my friends see if they would recommend it (arn't members of OCN.net)

-GH0

Well, after installing it, I noticed a couple of things, some probably normal others I have never experienced before.

Did Windows disk scan after installation
Ran three command dialogs after rebooting (not sure if this was due to the update and something needed to be done or if this was something else).
Bootup/Loading is a little bit longer than expected. Added a couple seconds.
Many of my programs run fine, a couple don't. (Sorry, I don't use any themes so I can't help you there.)
Defragging of the drive (Heavily fragmented) was very quick.
When I ran Mozilla Thunderbird, it asked me for the default settings again, even though they were already loaded.
Small lag of viewing Network Shares (half a second to one or two seconds.)

That is my small list for now, I will finish checking up on some stuff.

Well, after some fooling around with. I think SP3 does run quite a bit faster (once loaded). Only thing I notice is that Firefox can't keep my cookies for Overclock.net
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I grabbed it up last week when it was available, and I've not encountered any problems yet.
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Sorry this is nubbish but how do i get it? I went to MS site and it just had the overview of it..ie .pdf and a spreadsheet...how can i scan for updates..Autoupdates are already on btw...
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I used the Windows Update link on the start menu/Programs menu.

Also you could go to Microsoft web page and click updates.
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post #8 of 10
Installed it last night. Nothing weird so far.
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I've had for about a day or two and all my programs are running perfectly fine, including F@H . Also when it first boots up it takes long then usual, but second time and all the times after that it took me the same amount of time as SP2.

All in all, I haven't noticed a difference, performence wise and security wise.
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It's in Windows Update, finally!
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