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Details On Windows XP SP3 Leaked

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the man-on-the-inside dept.

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crazyeyes notes the leak of 7 pages of secret Microsoft information on the upcoming Service Pack for Windows XP. Quoting: "We were the first to break the news on the release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and the final RTM schedule of Windows XP Service Pack 3. Now, we will be the first to release the full details on Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 3, which as we know will be available for manual update on April 29, 2008."

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This big news... (5, Funny)

Jafafa Hots (580169) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212738)

"Windows XP Service Pack 3 will contain hotfixes and updates released since Windows XP SP2."

The rest of the details aren't quite as shocking. I hope nobody gets fired for leaking this controversial info.

DO NOT RTFA (5, Insightful)

dreamchaser (49529) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212806)

It's an empty non-story with NO new information. Don't reward them with ad hits.

Re:DO NOT RTFA (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23212840)

Once again adblock allows me to see just how appalling the site is without helping fund this "news".

Re:DO NOT RTFA (0)

dreamchaser (49529) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213166)

I generally only block pop-ups, because I recognize that if someone is providing me with free (to me) content then they have a right to make a little revenue. If site has lots of annoying ads then I either don't go there or I step up my blocking.

Re:DO NOT RTFA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213828)

They have a right to try to make a little revenue. And if I don't want to help, then fuck them.

Re:DO NOT RTFA (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23214580)

Thank you for helping to drive the Internet to a subscription based system.

Re:DO NOT RTFA (5, Funny)

eclectro (227083) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212878)

It's an empty non-story with NO new information. Don't reward them with ad hits.
Furthermore, the operating system that it is about is a non-story with NO meaningful improvements. Don't reward them with an install.

Re:DO NOT RTFA (5, Funny)

WK2 (1072560) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212892)

Way ahead of you, man. I already didn't RTFA, and didn't plan to. I was just going to leave a bunch of comments on it, and imply that I read it.

Re:DO NOT RTFA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23212926)

I thought that was just the norm on /. anyway?

Good god, you're a norm! Norman Normsky from Normville!

Re:DO NOT RTFA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23214400)

That's my boy. Do exactly as I told you to.

Or else ...

Re:DO NOT RTFA (5, Funny)

IBBoard (1128019) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212896)

How likely is that anyway? 1) It's TFA and this is Slashdot and 2) it's about Windows and not Linux/Unix/other geeky stuff. That leaves a tiny proportion of /.ers as potential link clickers ;)

Re:DO NOT RTFA (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23212942)

That leaves a tiny proportion of /.ers as potential link clickers
And for them, Windows 98se is the best operating system EVAR!

Re:DO NOT RTFA (0)

hairyfeet (841228) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213010)

Blasphemer! Everyone knows that Windows 2000 professional is the best Operating system EVAR! Win98SE was only for those unwashed masses that was unworthy to look upon the greatness of the mighty Win2K Pro! May all your machines be forced to run Vista!

Re:DO NOT RTFA (1)

killmofasta (460565) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213262)

Hey! DOS 2000 has never crashed. It has no bug fixes, never needed them. Runs NutScrape 1.1 fine. Windows 2000 has now over 100 patches. It takes a week to install and optimize. You'd think that with 10M lines of code, and 100 patches...a few billion dollars towards IDENTIFYING common problems. Even a month off for security. NO. Microsoft WILL NEVER DO IT RIGHT. NEVER! Hmm.. I just got GenToo live CD! Yea...

Re:DO NOT RTFA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213000)

Reverse psychology. Now he's said not to read it, some people who normally wouldn't will have done so just to see what's so worthless about it. Coincidentally pushing up the ad revenue.

The GP is working for the OP!

What we need... (5, Funny)

jd (1658) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213222)

...in HTML 5 is the ability to generate negative clicks. Negative clicking an ad-ridden site would give them negative numbers of viewers.

Re:What we need... (2, Interesting)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213424)

I wonder if we could build a plugin, that would give them so many extra clicks, such that their advertisers wouldn't believe that they actually generated that many hits, and would refuse to pay, on the grounds that they couldn't have possibly gotten so many hits. Basically just reload the page 500 times, possibly deleting any cookies so and making a minor change in the user agent so you look like a different person. Sure it's the same IP address, but I don't think they would really want to only count unique IPs.

Re:What we need... (1)

TropicalCoder (898500) | more than 5 years ago | (#23214640)

I am sure we could, but why would we want to undermine a revenue model that brings us all the benefit of free (for us) content? Doesn't make any sense at all to me, as this content has to be paid for somehow. Would you prefer to personally pay for page views of information that would be important to you? I wouldn't, and therefore am quite happy to accept pages decorated with advertisements if it contains content interesting to me.

Re:What we need... (1)

jlarocco (851450) | more than 5 years ago | (#23215118)

Doesn't make any sense at all to me, as this content has to be paid for somehow. Would you prefer to personally pay for page views of information that would be important to you?

Yes, I would. "We're not asking you to pay, so we get to annoy the shit out of you," just doesn't work for me.

But why pay when I can just block the ads?

Re:DO NOT RTFA (1)

__NR_kill (1018116) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213204)

It's an empty non-story with NO new information. Don't reward them with ad hits.
I totally agree, those features were previously discussed here [slashdot.org].
And the list of those features is listed in a pdf file on the website of microsoft itself [microsoft.com]

Re:This big news... (1)

TrekkieTechie (1265532) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212824)

From TFA:

Before we start, let's take a look at what we have posted in the past about Service Pack 3 for Windows XP.

At least read what you're trying to disparage.

That said, about the only thing of (remote) interest is the fact that the installer package is only 72 megs.

Re:This big news... (5, Informative)

blake1 (1148613) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212834)

SP3 is 316MB.

Re:This big news... (1)

TrekkieTechie (1265532) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212884)

Ah, so their "secret" news isn't even accurate.

I can't help but care less and less that I've never heard of this site.

Re:This big news... (2, Informative)

Tony Hoyle (11698) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213022)

It's not exactly secret - the RC has been available for months and the final release has been on MSDN for ages.. and we're geeks right? We either have MSDN or know someone that does.

Re:This big news... (2, Informative)

poulbailey (231304) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213748)

The story isn't wrong per se. Here's what Microsoft has to say (from the PDF I linked elsewhere):

Through Windows Update, the download size varies, but it is typically 70 megabytes (MB), depending on the
computer's configuration. Through the Download Center, the download size is approximately 580 MB.

Re:This big news... (1)

TropicalCoder (898500) | more than 5 years ago | (#23214758)

I found it to be very interesting, and I doubt that I am the only one, as his pages are nearly slashdotted at the moment. For some reason, my installation of WinXP Pro stopped accepting updates about 8 months ago, and I shudder to think about what unpatched vulnerabilities exist on it now. I really look forward to SP 3 resolving the problem and bringing my OS up to date, as I will continue running XP for a long time to come yet. I have no intention of upgrading to Vista. I certainly don't mind if the author chooses to adorn his web pages with advertising, which I am free to ignore.

Re:This big news... (0, Offtopic)

paganizer (566360) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212938)

I think the really big news will be that we find out just how frakking evil microsoft is, or isn't.
Please, take a moment to think about Vista, and how reliable, quick, stable and trouble free it has proven to be. I'll wait.

dum-de-dum.

do-waaa. dum-de.

OK, back from throwing up? sorry, I'm a jerk. OK, now think of the position Microsoft is in; there are millions of XP users out there, and more every time most people with Vista manage to get hold of a XP license (as with everything, there are exceptions. I understand Vista works better than XP on Tablet PC's. And if you have one of those experimental Cray Quantum Core(tm) massively parallel systems, Vista runs fine).
Lets see, what could they do to get people to stop using XP, and START using those Vista licenses they have been giving away to make it look like they have been actually selling it?
They could maybe... leak the source code [kuro5hin.org]? nah. been done.
They could make a deal with game developers so that new games would only run on Vista [wikipedia.org]. Hmmm. Might work.
Regardless, if they are Evil, they will throw something in the service pack which makes Vista more attractive or the lesser evil.

Re:This big news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213236)

I can tell you from the beta 3 experience, that whilst I haven't noticed anything significantly evil (yet), it does fix the existing activation cracks. I had to actually activate my copy of XP! (It was a legitimately purchased copy, but I am not in the habit of begging Microsoft to let me use something I've given them hundreds of dollars for).

Re:This big news... (1)

astrosmash (3561) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213030)

Well, the important point to take home is that SP3 will be at least as vapid as this "techarp.com" article was, and that will surely be good news for anyone who was worried that Microsoft would go all Vista on this final XP service pack.

Re:This big news... (0, Redundant)

palewook (1101845) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213106)

"Windows XP Service Pack 3 will contain hotfixes and updates released since Windows XP SP2." Stunned that I now possess trade secrets of this caliber pre-release. I fear receiving a cease and desist letter any day now. These new languages are now supported : â Klingon

Re:This big news... (1)

galaad2 (847861) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213168)

"Windows XP Service Pack 3 contains hotfixes and updates released since Windows XP SP2."

there..fixed it for you.
Btw, i already got SP3 final since a few days ago, it's been posted on April 23rd 2008 on Softpedia [softpedia.com] :D
Current download count: 300,000 and counting like crazy.

here it is (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23215058)

Right from the source:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/3/5/53519680-fcc0-4a00-86e0-e7d5cba84461/WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe

Slow news day? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23212764)

There is absolutely no new information in the article. The site linked to is also downright ugly and sensationalist (Secret Pre-Release Details On Windows XP Service Pack 3).

Thanks for wasting my time.

Re:Slow news day? (5, Insightful)

SolidAltar (1268608) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212818)

I love how sites put one paragraph per page just to annoy me AND put ads BEFORE the content even starts. On many websites you actually have to scan for a few seconds to find the actual content. There used to be "Printer Friendly" links on these kind of sites but I guess they're too smart for me.

Re:Slow news day? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213632)

Wait there was actual content someplace on those pages. Every place my mouse went all I saw was those damn pop up ads.

Something to take note of (5, Informative)

blake1 (1148613) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212800)

Allows users to complete their software setup without having to provide a product key.

This isn't the case as far as I've experienced if you slipstream existing SP2 media with the latest service pack. Maybe you have to use new SP3 media from MS, who knows.

Re:Something to take note of (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213084)

It's a feature mainly for business users so they can make a standard image that'll install unattended, probably depends on the type of license key. And from what I've understood you don't get away from activation, you just don't need to do it right at install time.

Re:Something to take note of (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213240)

Nope.

Corporate version don't require activation.

Re:Something to take note of (1)

Barny (103770) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213280)

When slipstreaming you can just use the OEM key MS hand out to all system integrators, it will not activate but will allow install.

If you have problems selling within the "reseal" window, you can always re-factory mode it and tell it to reset the activation period.

Re:Something to take note of (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23214098)

I disagree. Of course, MS uses keys to avoid piracy, but in strategically dire times like now, when the flagship brand is dying through irrelevancy, MS will begin to step away from needing keys, just to keep the user on board. This is similar to MS's generous tolerance of application piracy; if you're stealing Excel they know you're still wedded to Windows for some period of time going forward. The unit production cost of an Office CD is what? $0.01? A lot of wiggle room in that. Good news for the shareholders.

When the numbers get better the absolute need for keys will re-appear as if by magic. Make no mistake: The brand is dying and will continue to die. Ubuntu (I don't use Linux) is getting very good indeed. In a few more releases they'll have the "getting easy" part nailed. Apple (I don't use that either) has shown you can completely hide UNIX guts from the user if they don't want to see or use it. The Windows code base is so irrepairably broken a complete abandonment is the only solution; an altogether new OS while the Windows brand still has enough mindshare to sell it. Then all you need to do is manage your shareholders's expectations so as to avoid a shorting of you stock.

But MS might not pull it off. Gates once remarked that MS could use a near-death experience of the kind that rejuventated Apple. I suspect it's going to get one. The Linux geeks have it right though, except for the time scale. But they're an impatient lot, sort of like when I bemoan my age to a geologist.

Secret Details? rubbish (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23212836)

Every information about XP SP3 is available from MS website, and thats even more detailed. This is a crap article.

Why the sensationalim? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23212838)

SP3 is available via MSDN and Technet. That's not exclusive information. Besides, it's just a service pack, not manna from heaven.

GNAA Penis Rocket To The Moon Project (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23212850)

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Re:GNAA Penis Rocket To The Moon Project (4, Funny)

Spad (470073) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212860)

Mod parent up - it's more interesting than the article.

Re:GNAA Penis Rocket To The Moon Project (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213302)

someone call twitter

GNAA Site is GONE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23214740)

ERROR
The requested URL could not be retrieved

While trying to retrieve the URL: http://vista.gnaa.us/ [vista.gnaa.us]

The following error was encountered:

* Unable to forward this request at this time.

This request could not be forwarded to the origin server or to any parent caches. The most likely cause for this error is that:

* The cache administrator does not allow this cache to make direct connections to origin servers, and
* All configured parent caches are currently unreachable.

Your cache administrator is webmaster.
Generated Sun, 27 Apr 2008 16:15:02 GMT by dongs (squid/2.6.STABLE17)

Ad-laden site with no new information (0, Redundant)

Little_Professor (971208) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212866)

This article> has absolutely no> new or "secret" information> at all.> What a waste of > 5 minutes of my life.

Links to service pack here... (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23212872)

The service pack has already been leaked (more info here [hishamrana.com] with usenet and bittorrent links). So far its working fine. There have been some scattered reports of problems but this is mainly due to people missing updates via glitches within Windows Update.

1. My suggestion is everyone download Secunia PSI [secunia.com] to scan their systems for older/vulnerable software. Update all software it finds to be out of date.

2. Use Filehippo.com's Update Checking utility [filehippo.com] to update any software that PSI misses.

3. Use a registry cleaner and temporary file cleanup utility to CCleaner [ccleaner.com].

Then do the update. It should go perfectly well then.

Windows IS user friendly (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213398)

You mean I only have to download three programs from three different obscure sites and then I might just be able to install sp3. Awesome. Compared to that, updating Linux really is a PITA.

Re:Links to service pack here... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213512)

Holy crap...glad I haven't had to waste my time on windoze all these years...! :-)

That's quite a list. And how many hours is an individual required to waste on all of this junk, just to have a (temporarily) functional system?

(Snickers while browsing the net on ubuntu system, with firefox and 5 tabs open, while downloading several files, posting to /., etc.)

Just an ad-farm site with no new info (5, Funny)

Little_Professor (971208) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212876)

This article[Next page] has absolutely no[Next page] new or "secret" information[Next page] at all.[Next page] What a waste of [Next page] 5 minutes of my life.

Re:Just an ad-farm site with no new info (2, Funny)

Barny (103770) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213286)

{huge banner ad}I am glad{huge banner ad}[Next page]{huge banner ad} it is slashdotted to{huge banner ad}[Next page]{huge banner ad} hell then.{huge banner ad}

nothing to see here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23212934)

Do the Editor _ever_ read any of the articles the post? This kind of non-infomration site makes me think not.

Let's see....... (-1, Redundant)

crhylove (205956) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212950)

I can either start downloading a torrent of XP SP3, or I can start downloading a torrent of GTA IV.....

Hmmmm

Which torrent am I going to be leeching?!?!?

DOJ mandates windows user interface now?! (3, Interesting)

gd23ka (324741) | more than 5 years ago | (#23212988)

Check this: Address Bar on taskbar missing. This is no longer available at the request of the US Department Of Justice (DOJ) [techarp.com]

If those parasites don't like it they should ask for a private build. What's next?!?

Re:DOJ mandates windows user interface now?! (1)

Kalriath (849904) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213044)

I don't think you understand. The DoJ likely demanded they remove it because Google came pissing to them about how it's anti-competitive that users can use a non-Google address bar in the task bar.

Re:DOJ mandates windows user interface now?! (1)

Vectronic (1221470) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213138)

God damnit... yer right (just installed SP3 like 10 minutes ago)...

Thats annoying... normally I dont use it, but somtimes I do for the history (almost as quick as keeping 8 folders open without doing so)... gonna have to find a (reg edit) way around that or something...

Re:DOJ mandates windows user interface now?! (1)

Vectronic (1221470) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213192)

Further into it... it only applies to the Taskbar, not any extra toolbars you have (top, sides, etc) which means you can get one on the Taskbar by simply...

1. Create a new toolbar (drag a folder or 'My Computer' to a screen edge)
2. Right click, select Toolbars - Address
3. Click and Drag/Drop it onto the Taskbar...

Downside is, its gone on reboot...

Re:DOJ mandates windows user interface now?! (1)

Zugok (17194) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213270)

Oh man that was one change that stood out for me. I like having that address bar so I can just type in an URL and Firefox will automatically open up for me. It's used all the time. I currently have it as a stand-alone toolbar but if it is gone after a reboot, it's pointless.

Don't worry (1)

The MAZZTer (911996) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213578)

I'm sure some friendly neighborhood hacker will come through with a Windows patch. Just like the uxtheme.dll patches and the TCP > 10 concurrent connection attempts patch.

Why on earth... Why? (0)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213076)

Microsoft clarified that there will not be any integrated SP3 release for Windows XP Media Center Edition or Windows XP Tablet Edition. That means you won't be able to buy or obtain a complete Windows XP Media Center Edition / Tablet Edition SP3 CD. In addition, users of Windows XP Media Center Edition or Windows XP Tablet Edition will only be able to update to Service Pack 3 through Windows Update


MS does some things that really boggle the mind sometimes. I can't possibly understand THAT behavior, but maybe somebody around here has clearer insight as to benefits of doing it this way. Of course, I am highly skeptical that the benefits would be for the consumer.

Re:Why on earth... Why? (1)

pandrijeczko (588093) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213120)

I can't possibly understand THAT behavior

It's actually very easy to understand - Microsoft wants every XP user to buy Vista and to make it as difficult as possible for those of us who are "hanging on to dear life" to XP.

Re:Why on earth... Why? (1)

repvik (96666) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213510)

you are aware that Vistas SP1 can't be slipstreamed either? It's just as difficult in Vista as in XP ;)

Re:Why on earth... Why? (1)

Element119 (1237726) | more than 5 years ago | (#23214206)

not true, just updated a media center pc with the stand alone instal yesterday. went without a hitch, except for my daughter asking where the address bar went that used to live in her taskbar.

Leaked (1)

Vacuous (652107) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213112)

Sp3 final has already been leaked, and is actually available from microsoft's webserver

http://findfiles.com/list.php?string=Windowsxp-Kb936929-Sp3-x86&db=Mirrors&match=All&search= [findfiles.com]

List of Mirrors there, enjoy.

Re:Leaked (1)

justthinkit (954982) | more than 5 years ago | (#23214030)

Some of the mirror sites: www.p0wned.com, www.dlwarez.com and www.freetoolbar.com

But seriously, seven different file sizes, depending on the mirror you go with? This sounds more like Harry's House of Mirrors...heh, I look pretty good in the thin one!

Any news on the VisualStudio+lang toolbar bug ? (1)

S3D (745318) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213116)

An old bug where any version of visual studio (up to VS 2005) often hang in debug breakpoint if language toolbar enabled ?
Latest I hear bug considered fixed because it fixed in Vista. But I still have some hope...

Re:Any news on the VisualStudio+lang toolbar bug ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213798)

you use VS? My heartfelt sympathy do you then

Bring the Kids to Work Day at Slashdot (1)

Bushcat (615449) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213150)

What is this, amateur night or bring the kids to work day? How could an editor pick this up as newsworthy? The Microsoft "secret" docs are actually public information, and have been since 11 April. We need an "R U 12" button around here.

XP x64 (1)

beckerist (985855) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213170)

As XP x64 follows the Server 2003 SP model, this does not apply. 2003 is currently on SP2, I don't see a date for sp3 (if there is one at all.) I found this at: http://news.softpedia.com/news/64-Bit-Windows-XP-Service-Pack-3-73982.shtml [softpedia.com]

durrr (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213198)

"We were the first to break the news on the release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and the final RTM schedule of Windows XP Service Pack 3. Now, we will be the first to release the full details on Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 3, which as we know will be available for manual update on April 29, 2008."

Hooray. The summary is just self-fellatio nonsense. I thought the purpose of a summary was to fucking summarize the article. GG slashdot.

rtfa (2, Funny)

spandex_panda (1168381) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213254)

I think that alex zarkoff is the worst for next page, to find out what I mean go to page 2... Oh and I love that nobody RsTFA (and I hope that actually DOES stand for reads the fucking article, and not something sophisticated)

Guys Chill (5, Informative)

DarkOx (621550) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213284)

Microsoft seems to have actually gotten this one right. Its the least envasive service pack I have seen in a long time. Its not that interesting really. It truely is as advertised pretty just a patch rollup. Which was long over due because there were like 78 patches out there against sp2 or something similar. The other thing this provides is the new rdp 6.1 client. I down loaded it to put on my test machines becase we are looking at deploying a few blades running Server 2008 for terminal services to replace or tired Citrix servers. You need the new rdp stuffs for that work right client side.

All this does is let people who admin Windows networks to clean up the WSUS boxes, maybe make some slip stream disks more easily for new installs and image building, and use the advanced features of 2008's terminal server.

Re:Guys Chill (1)

repvik (96666) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213516)

You can't slipstream XP SP3, just like you can't slipstream Vista SP1. Enjoy.

Re:Guys Chill (1)

ditoa (952847) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213730)

Guess you missed that /integrate: switch?

I slipstreamed SP3 just fine and this system is running from the disc I made.

Re:Guys Chill (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213868)

Um, yes you can. To both counts.

You can't slipstream XP SP3, just like you can't slipstream Vista SP1. Enjoy.

Re:Guys Chill (1)

schnikies79 (788746) | more than 5 years ago | (#23214300)

Really?

I wonder why is slipstreamed fine with my sp2 disc, and despite reports, slipstreamed just fine on my XP RTM disc.

Hmm.

Re:Guys Chill (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213650)

I had to install a version of XP slipstreamed with SP2 yesterday.

There are currently 94 high-priority patches

Thanks for advertising Microsoft Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23213298)

Hi there,

Thanks for all the advertising you are doing for Microsoft on Slashdot's main page. It's
excellent work, and we are very happy that you keep promoting our operating systems as an
alternative when there is a nice free one called LINUX available that could otherwise make
in-roads into business and our market share.

Once again Slashdot editors, Kudos to you! Excuse me while I laugh my way to the bank.

Not worth the bother (1)

davmoo (63521) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213340)

Why spend time reading an article that claims to be leaked information about the service pack. You can just install the also leaked service pack and see for yourself. Anyone who claims to be worthy of reading /. already knows at least a dozen places to download it :-)

And I've had no problems with the three machines I've installed it on.

No Surprise (1)

Hibia (1279782) | more than 5 years ago | (#23213342)

I'm not really surprised that this document had nothing new to say. I think its main intention was to suck in more views of advertisements and sum it all up for the less clued up bunch.

But first and foremost ads.

I guess I'll get around to installing this on my XP laptop then, just for security updates that I've been ignoring. That's what the service packs had going for them, mass deployment of updates.

I have the RTM sp3 as we speak..... (1)

Indy1 (99447) | more than 5 years ago | (#23214438)

I've tested it on 9 different boxes, and it works fine.
Disable any download managers you might be running, as I limit apache to 1 connection per IP.

http://phb.btfh.net/temp2/ [btfh.net]

Link to direct download from M$ (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23214934)

I googled the filename (WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe) from the blog mentioned earlier:
http://blog.hishamrana.com/2008/04/23/windows-xp-sp3-leaked-onto-bittorrent-and-usenet

I came across a Microsoft page that wasn't up anymore, 5th result down linked to a page that isn't up anymore. Using google's cached results I came up with this link:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/3/5/53519680-fcc0-4a00-86e0-e7d5cba84461/WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe
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