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bassman
03-17-2007, 09:24 AM
Has anyone seen or heard anything about XP service pack3? My brother is staying with me right now and he tells me a tech gal he knows installed XP SP3 on his machine. He has a number of different features and gadgets that I have not seen. What I have seen of Vista (very little), it reminds me of that. I have not checked to see if it shows SP3 as installed yet but was more curious if anyone else here has seen it.
Thanx :cool:

Budfred
03-17-2007, 10:16 AM
I was just at a meeting at MS and they are very clear that SP3 is not ready yet and will not be ready for some time... They are prioritizing SP1 for Vista, even though it is a different team working on SP3 for XP... They say it is coming, but it will be a while yet... There is something floating around calling itself SP3, but it is not from MS and it may not be safe... There are a number of Vista-like tweaks you can do to XP, so it may be a group of those that someone decided to call SP3...

Variable
03-17-2007, 10:21 AM
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,122871-page,1/article.html?RSS=RSS

bassman
03-17-2007, 11:11 AM
There is something floating around calling itself SP3, but it is not from MS and it may not be safe
Nice! Another one of his tweeker friends helping him out. :rolleyes: I am going to recommend he back up all his pics and personal stuff then I'm walking away from this one.

Variable, I read the article from your link after responding to Budfreds post. It seems it confirms his statements that they are not ready to release SP3 Any time soon. Interesting though, that article is a year and a half old.

classicsoftware
03-17-2007, 11:34 PM
SP3 for Windows XP Professional is currently planned for 1H CY2008. This date is preliminary.

The full article can be found here (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/servicepacks.mspx).