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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2008, 10:28:40 PM »

I thought SP's were mostly new and enhanced features, and (critical) updates were the bug fixes?  For just one example, as I mentioned above, SP3 adds native built-in Bluetooth support to XP (though it doesn't seem to install well if you already have Bluetooth drivers).

Usually, service packs are bundles of all of the fixes released to date.  MS has a bad habit of including new features too.  :(

From what I have heard, SP3 includes several network security related features passed down from Vista.  It also does break some things (see the MS Knowledge Base for more info).

I'm a little scared to install it.  I remember SP2 far too well!   ;D
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2008, 06:31:22 AM »

Security patches don't bother me too much.
It is the Enhancements that sometimes scare me. I have a friend who did SP3 and said it went fine and networking was one of the enhancements. That said I have also seen "My Install Got Busted" messages with SP3. I am also going to wait for s test time before jumping in.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2008, 07:32:10 AM »

So far the SP3 installation hasn't cause any problems in my X10 setup.  The AHP macros and timers work, and no crashes after 24 hours.  I realize everybody has a different collection of programs and drivers on their computers, so others might not fare so well.  If I have any problems I'll post it back here.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2008, 10:33:04 AM »

Just though I'd mention that if you have Automatic Updates turned on in XP, you pretty much have already what's in SP3, so if you do install it 95% won't change anything.
Your correct. Its just alot of updates.
Have you updated yet? We need a guinea pig that is brave enough to try SP3 for us. Want to try it and let us know how AHP works under it?
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2008, 11:06:16 AM »

I may try it over the weekend.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2008, 02:56:01 PM »

"Have you updated yet? We need a guinea pig that is brave enough to try SP3 for us. Want to try it and let us know how AHP works under it."
I have, for what it's worth.  I have had no problems......
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2008, 06:00:44 PM »

I did SP3 but can not give AHP details as I don't presently have it in use.
I have; so far; not found any problems with my installed programs. I may try some of the older not used much ones like the original AH I still have in a randomly used Icon folder.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2008, 11:38:31 PM »

My VA11A installed smothly on SP3. YEA.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2008, 12:32:53 AM »

Interesting note if you have IE7 installed before you update to SP3.

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6132_102-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=293852&messageID=2766508&tag=nl.e497
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2008, 10:45:54 PM »

Interestingly, a search on the Microsoft site yields NO Service Pack 3 for XP.   For those who posted they have it, where did you get it?
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2008, 12:16:20 AM »

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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2008, 06:59:14 AM »

Dan; I have also seen others say it was not available in their searches, but it is.
Mine showed up on my Check for Updates request through XP. If you search long enough you can even find the downloadable one for IT Managers to redistribute.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68c48dad-bc34-40be-8d85-6bb4f56f5110&DisplayLang=en
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2008, 07:33:54 AM »


That's for Microsoft Office, not XP.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2008, 07:38:43 AM »

My link is for XP SP3. Here is another one I just found and YES SP3 is avialable.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2008, 08:18:40 AM »

Only my XP Pro machine wanted to update...no other XP (Home) computers in the house had a clue. And, now, since ignoring the update icon, it's gone away so even the Pro machine is ignoring SP3 update. It's as though none of this happened. Think I'll go back to bed....
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