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Windows XP SP2 Goes Gold

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the I-think-I'll-let-you-install-it-first dept.

Windows 485

writertype writes "PC Magazine reports that Microsoft has released Windows XP SP2 to PC OEMs after a two-day delay. A package of stories, complete with an exploration of the new update, is here. The best way for users to get the update, according to Microsoft, is to have Windows Update turned on; a CD version will be made available." Reader Critical_ writes "With all the news of SP2 being delayed, it seems like Microsoft may have pulled a rabbit out of its hat by releasing RTM on its WindowsBeta site. Neowin has a screenshot of the download page and MSFN has the release information. The final build is 2180. For those who can't download it for whatever reason, Microsoft is giving away free CDs here. Happy installing."

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frist (1)

Pingular (670773) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905089)

to the psot

Hmm (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905090)

First successful-post install

first post (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905092)

first post

Holy Crap! (4, Funny)

z0ink (572154) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905093)

Microsoft (almost) made it close to an original deadline? Whats next ... Linus will turn out to be secretly controlled by evil corporate overlord masters?

Re:Holy Crap! (1, Interesting)

Barlo_Mung_42 (411228) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905141)

"Microsoft (almost) made it close to an original deadline?"
Close is such a relative word.
Wasn't the very original deadline sometime mid-last year?

Re:Holy Crap! (1)

Orgazmus (761208) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905174)

Still, its closer than usual?

Re:Holy Crap! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905178)

I recall it being August 2003.

nothing for you to see here, move along (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905094)

just me strokin' my meat to pics of a lusty mare

Go back to green (5, Informative)

setzman (541053) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905096)

Re:Go back to green (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905196)

Haha, that link has the s-word in it.

Wow... (0)

cuberat (549657) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905101)

Everything looks so weird with no comments...

And Re-Installing from scratch (0, Offtopic)

phiberhack (717324) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905103)

:-/ doh!~

In other news (4, Funny)

sparcnut (775902) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905104)

Hell reportedly experiencing record low temperatures.

Re:In other news (2, Funny)

Orgazmus (761208) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905162)

Is it a bird?
Is it a plane?

NO! Its a fucking pig flying over my head! Make it go away!

So (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905105)

does anyone know what incompatibilities it introduces yet?

I'm a sysadmin mulling over exactly when 'enough people' will have tested it to deploy and roll out myself.

Jabba the Lawyer

Re:So (5, Insightful)

0racle (667029) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905228)

I'm waiting 2 weeks. There should be enough people running many different apps in many different situations that a major problem should have popped up by then, of course they better make it public when(if) they do.

Re:So (4, Insightful)

LurkerXXX (667952) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905323)

You are a sysadmin and you don't have any test boxes?

So (5, Funny)

allio (791515) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905106)

Who's going to be the first to test it on a slightly less than legal CD key? :D

Re:So (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905139)

me! i don't mind reformating this harddrive(i have a backup) so i'll probably just go test that now....

Re:So (1)

allio (791515) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905185)

Keep us posted.

Re:So (1)

RonnyJ (651856) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905189)

Apparently, it will let you install it on an installation using one of the well-known CD-keys. However, I've heard reports that Windows Update will then refuse to let you download further updates.

Re:So (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905306)

oh thats just brainfuck you retard

Re:So (1)

ir8monkey (646592) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905233)

works fine, installed it yesterday. ugh..i mean i was testing it on hunch that fake keys wont work..of course I bought a legit copy...

Re: fake keys (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905248)

Windows update v5 has been rejecting known bad keys for a while.

If you "got a key from someone" it probably won't work. If you "got a keygen" that spat out a list of the same 50 keys every time it probably wont work.

If you got a keygen that spat out new keys every time, it will work.

I had one of the 50 keys and v5 rejected it. I changed it to one from a keygen and v5 took it happily.

Re:So (5, Informative)

wfberg (24378) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905290)

According to that msfn.org site, Microsoft has now announced that SP2 will install on all but the PCs that were also blocked from SP1.

So, if SP1 will install, so will SP2.

In the interest of preventing other people from getting their computers hacked into to form a botnet and DDOS the planet, check out how to change the CD key [techtarget.com] and a list of CD keys [esmartdesign.com] .

Re:So (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905349)

Dude you rule!

The only other cool thing would be an eDonkey hash link to XPKey.exe

Woohoo! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905107)

Okay...there it is!

Time to head on over to work and finally extract a legitimate XP Corp key! :) It's been sheer laziness which has kept me from doing it up until now.

So who pays, (4, Interesting)

DoraLives (622001) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905112)

if this dog eats your homework?

Re:So who pays, (1)

Barlo_Mung_42 (411228) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905187)

As with any major update:
If you don't back up your 'homework' Murphy will slap you down.
Backup eary; Backup often.

SP Release date set. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905113)

A simple google search [google.com] shows the release date set for October 1, 2004.

My XP Service Pack ... (0, Offtopic)

bubkus_jones (561139) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905118)

http://www.libranet.com/

That is all, mod me how you wish.

Re:My XP Service Pack ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905262)

You're so cool, when I grow up I want to be just like you.

Re:My XP Service Pack ... (1)

bubkus_jones (561139) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905296)

Thanks! That means soo much to me, ::sniffle::

Is it really golden? (4, Insightful)

rpbailey1642 (766298) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905119)

Just because MS makes it available doesn't mean they've worked out all the bugs. They may have taken care of a number, only 1/5 or 1/20 or even 1/100 have problems, but that is still a huge number. I know I'm not deploying the patch at my site for at least a couple of weeks, until I see the articles of the after-effects.

Re:Is it really golden? (4, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905128)

Besides there reputation and history, why would you even think that?

Re:Is it really golden? (1)

Tony Hoyle (11698) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905133)

This is going to be a critical update on Windows update on Monday.

If they haven't got all the bugs out it'll be headline news by Friday evening...

I'm trying to get an early copy to make sure my software works before the apocalypse on Monday (I managed to trigger some nasty bugs in RC2 which MS claim to have fixed... we'll see...)

Re:Is it really golden? (1, Interesting)

rpbailey1642 (766298) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905147)

I know replying to my own post is a baddy, but I had a follow-up thought: Has anyone tried to install this patch on a system dual-booting with Linux? Not that I think MS would do anything evil...like destroying the MBR, and thus, LILO. Cough Cough. Any commentary/experience with this?

Re:Is it really golden? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905269)

You mean like Fedora did?

Parent post is accurate. (5, Funny)

TiggertheMad (556308) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905244)

I am still running Dos 5.0, because I'm pretty sure that Dos 6.2 has a number of outstanding bugs, and a possible security hole. I figger sometime around 2007 it will be safe to make the jump. Win 3.1 should be safe move around 2011.

Michael's Admission (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905121)

I-think-I'll-let-you-install-it-first dept.

Hmm...Does this mean Michael, Microsoft hater extraordinaire runs Windows in his spare time?

Why would he let me install it first unless he has windows himself to install SP2 later?

I think I've just exposed Michael has a hypocrite and windows user.

Re:Michael's Admission (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905173)

Oh my God! You mean he might even Dual Boot?

I'm SHOCKED. You heard me, SHOCKED.

Re:Michael's Admission (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905175)

Almost all the MS haters here on ./ are actually running IE on Windows.

Re:Michael's Admission (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905225)

How do you think they became MS haters?

Re:Michael's Admission (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905278)

They hate MS cause they think it makes them look cool. e-penis++;.

Re:Michael's Admission (1)

jb_02_98 (636753) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905345)

I don't reallly like windows because it has cost me a lot of time/money. I also have stopped using it, although i'm sure tha many here use MS, sometimes because they dual boot, sometimes because they are at work or in some other situation. Here in the dominican republic, everyone uses internet centers to connect to the internet, and that means we usually have to use windows (although I am starting to carry MandrakeMove around so that I can use linux even in internet centers.)

Re:Michael's Admission (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905314)

I think I've just exposed Michael has a hypocrite and windows user.

Tied up in his basement, where he beats them every time a new virus comes out.

Time to do away with this “Service Pack” (5, Insightful)

VidEdit (703021) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905125)

Now that the latest major release for XP is out, it is time to do away with this "Service Pack" nonsense. This versioning is confusing to end users and has always seemed like an attempt by Microsoft to pretend that their software wasn't bug ridden, it just requires regular maintenance the way a car needs an oil change. Hogwash.

Re:Time to do away with this "Service Pack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905165)

Maybe they were inspired by IBM's OS/2 fixpacks?

Re:Time to do away with this “Service Pack&am (2, Funny)

dedazo (737510) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905190)

Really. And what do we call RedHat's "errata" then? Because it's mostly used in the context of publications, I'd say it confuses users even more than the word "service pack".

Microsoft customers have come to understand quite well what a SP is. If anything, their use of "rollup fixpacks" and things like that are confusing, albeit they're used mostly in the corporate context.

Re:Time to do away with this “Service Pack&am (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905275)

Hear! Hear!

Since Windows 95 this has been a big problem.

"What version do you have?"
"Win95"
"yeah, but which win95?"

I have seen the same thing now with XP. I routinely work on Dell's, Gateway's and HP's with pre-installed XP and, damnit, each one, just a few months newer, is different! Things move and change indiscriminately, particularly in the network setups. I now use the build nuimbers like version numbers, so who the fsck is Mircosoft kidding?

Re:Time to do away with this “Service Pack (5, Insightful)

DaHat (247651) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905297)

And saying... Red Hat 7.3, kernel: 2.6.x.y, gcc: 3.4.1, etc... is less confusing?

Re:Time to do away with this “Service Pack&am (1)

WitfulThinking (796082) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905304)

Totally agree, what's wrong with having all the individual pieces of this as seperate updates?

Being on dialup (that connects at 28.8k at best)it is a total bitch to download. Sure there is a free CD available, but when the hell is that going to show up?

Is microsoft trying to tell me that each individual component of this was just ready now? When maintaining a piece of software does it not make sense to work in small increments so you know what piece causes errors?

See it's kind of like marbles, throw one in the air and it's relatively easy to catch if the wind or something else throws it off track. Throw up a hundred and see what happens. Sound's like a good time to cook some popcorn.

Re:Time to do away with this “Service Pack (1)

JAD lifter (778578) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905342)

WTF? do away with this "Service Pack" nonsense? I don't have any problems with service packs. I would much rather be able to install a single service pack than manually install 1,001 individual bug fixes one by one (probably with a reboot after each one). This versioning is confusing to end users. Isn't the versioning just like; first came SP1 and now comes SP2 and next will come SP3. What is confusing about that? I hate microsoft with a passion and I have plenty of legitimate gripes with them but I honestly don't have any problem with them releasing service packs.

Although I do seem to remember some of the NT service packs that really broke lots of things and frequently screwed up the systems so bad as to require a reinstall. Poorly created service packs suck ass but as long as they do what their supposed to do, fix bugs and maybe ad a few features then I don't have any problem with them. Obviously YMMV a lot.

Windows Beta site getting hammered (5, Insightful)

Zerbey (15536) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905143)

The Windows Beta site is really getting hammered right now and giving 500 errors so don't be surprised if you can't get in. I managed to download it from eMule and I'm sure torrents will appear soon. The filename is called:

WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe

Re:Windows Beta site getting hammered (1)

Tony Hoyle (11698) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905156)

Torrents have been around for ages...

I've counted a dozen of them in the last couple of hours.

Re:Windows Beta site getting hammered (4, Informative)

RonnyJ (651856) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905164)

Here's a little more info about the file. Size: 278,927,592 bytes MD5: 59a98f181fe383907e520a391d75b5a7

Re:Windows Beta site getting hammered (1)

James_G (71902) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905169)

Really? I downloaded it through MSDN at 1.6MB/s, no problems.. probably not hosted on the same server, I guess.

Re:Windows Beta site getting hammered (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905238)

lucky. i was getting 50k/sec from msdn just a couple hours ago when i started the iso download (my line will get about 400k/sec or so...)

Re:Windows Beta site getting hammered (4, Funny)

Schmucky The Cat (687075) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905199)

Why is it so important to download it right now?

It will show up on your machine automatically with the automatic updates feature. Whats the rush? It's not like this is a new Pokémon card.

Re:Windows Beta site getting hammered (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905293)

Dude, there is a new Pokemon card?

Oh man I "Gotta Catch em all!!"

Re:Windows Beta site getting hammered (5, Funny)

prockcore (543967) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905299)

Whats the rush? It's not like this is a new Pokémon card.

I beg to differ. Windows service packs are exactly like new pokemon cards.. their worth is dubious yet people have the strange urge to collect them all!

SP2 I choose you!

Re:Windows Beta site getting hammered (1)

calebb (685461) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905241)

I already posted this a little ways down, but...


276 Seeders, 1300 downloaders [66.90.75.92]

60 seeders, 300 downloaders [66.90.75.92] (Requires fileshack.org account)
6 seeders, 60 downloaders [66.90.75.92]

1 seeder, 10 downloaders [66.90.75.92]

p.s., I still hate the color scheme on it.slashdot.org

Caramba ! (4, Funny)

apankrat (314147) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905274)

I'm so excited and I'm just can't hide it;
I'm about to lose control and I think
.. holy crap, 266 MB ?!!

Please join me for a minute of silence in a memory of our dialup friends.

Slashdot poll (1)

thedogcow (694111) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905145)

This is too weird. SP2 is released on the same day as this Slashdot poll [slashdot.org]

What about Win2K SP5? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905152)

There are still enough of us who prefer Win2K to XP. There have been multiple remote vulnerabilities exposed since SP4. So how about rolling up the latest hotfixes and giving us SP5?

Hmmm (2, Insightful)

Lisandro (799651) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905159)

Wasn't this the patch "delayed" because it crashed 3 out 5 XP machines?

Guess i can wait a while to install it at work...

Re:Hmmm (3, Informative)

Tony Hoyle (11698) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905170)

..then make sure you don't have 'automatic updates' on otherwise all hell will break lose.

We got wind of the decision to push it out via that channel just in time to switch windows update off via a group policy. Which is lucky otherwise we'd be looking at a lot of dead machines on monday morning (putting up a eula is *not* going to stop users installing it... most of them click blindly on anythign they're asked).

Re:Hmmm (1)

bconway (63464) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905328)

Why are you giving users administrative access over their PCs? There is NO valid reason for it (and if you think there is, you need to do some research). It sounds like someone at your company isn't doing their job.

Re:Hmmm (1)

VidEdit (703021) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905205)

New, improved Windows XP SP2.1. Now only crashes one out of 5 computers!

Thank you for installing Win XP SP 2. We realize you have a "choice" of operating systems and we thank you for volunarily "choosing" Windows XP. Bubye.Thank You. Bubye....

Re:Hmmm (4, Informative)

YU Nicks NE Way (129084) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905255)

No.

As to the famous "3 out of 5" comment, this [slashdot.org] post explains that problem better than I can. Basically, the guy who published the original article appears to have installed spyware on his system, and then he's blaming MS because his spyware doesn't work.

Re:Hmmm (2, Interesting)

Tony Hoyle (11698) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905347)

So?

I bet a lot more than 3 out of 5 home users machines are full of spyware too. ..and they're just about to get a visit from 'Mister Servicepack'.

Oh dear....

Download windoze XP patch here (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905192)

ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/m andrake/Mandrakelinux/official/iso/10.0/i586/

Step 1) download ISO
Step 2) create CDs
Step 3) reformat harddrive and install Mandrake linux

ps: Mod me down now

Re:Download windoze XP patch here (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905305)

"ps: Mod me down now"

You deserve it so you can go dwell with the rest of the trolling dorks.

What will SP2 do for Linux's server dominence? (3, Funny)

mind21_98 (18647) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905208)

Hmm, if it really does fix the majority of the security problems in Windows, will this remove most of the motivation towards installing Linux or another OS? This seems like a possiblity.

Re:What will SP2 do for Linux's server dominence? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905317)

Not to worry. Every Microsoft patch breaks soooo much more than it fixes that there will never be no reason to install Linux.

Erm.. (2, Interesting)

sinner0423 (687266) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905219)

A friend of a friend would like to know..

Since version 5 of windows update refuses to let anyone with a corporate key download this, does anybody have any legitimate mirrors for SP2?

Also, apparently, neowin reports [neowin.net] SP2 accepts those evil keys [microsoft.com] .

It makes one wonder.. why allow SP2 to install on pirated copies, but refuse to let people update via the windows update site?

Re:Erm.. (1)

B3ryllium (571199) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905260)

I would have to assume that Microsoft wants the corporate people to pay for the SP (and thinks that they can get away with it because of the CALs already being paid for and such), but I hope I'm wrong. That would be evil.

Re:Erm.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905261)

Windows Update (v5) no longer blocks pirate keys, so it's a non-issue.

Torrent Links (4, Informative)

calebb (685461) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905229)



276 Seeders, 1300 downloaders [66.90.75.92]

60 seeders, 300 downloaders [66.90.75.92] (Requires fileshack.org account)

6 seeders, 60 downloaders [66.90.75.92]

1 seeder, 10 downloaders [66.90.75.92]

p.s., I still hate the color scheme on it.slashdot.org

Re:Torrent Links (1)

fishbowl (7759) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905285)


>60 seeders, 300 downloaders (Requires fileshack.org
>account)

Requires what?

Re:Torrent Links (1)

calebb (685461) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905303)

When you go to download that torrent, it will say invalid IP (YOUR.REAL.IP.ADDY) - please login to fileshack.org to enable your IP.

Then when you try to create an account, it will say "sorry, 91,000 account limit reached - please try again soon since inactive accounts are regularly purged"

Hence, my comment, requires an existing fileshack.org account.

Torrent anyone? (1)

melted (227442) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905234)

And MD5 sum would be nice, too. Post it here.

MS's free Cds...... (0, Redundant)

The Great Hamster (654491) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905237)

Soooo Microsoft is taking a page from AOL's advertising playbook and giving out free cds? Too bad I allready have enough coasters.

yet in yesterdays news.... (1)

Bad Ad (729117) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905239)

http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/08/05/174 2224&tid=201&tid=109 ??!?!?!

this colour scheme sucks (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905247)

will SP2 fix it though ?

Torrents---which one is "right" ?? (2, Interesting)

NeoSkandranon (515696) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905252)

I'm seeing torrents for several diff file sizes (266 and 271mb) ....whats the difference?

Re:Torrents---which one is "right" ?? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905257)

One has a trojan and DDOS zombie built in while the other lacks those features.

Re:Torrents---which one is "right" ?? (1)

TCM (130219) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905288)

I'm seeing torrents for several diff file sizes (266 and 271mb) ....whats the difference?

5mb! duh!

ps: whatever mb is

Re:Torrents---which one is "right" ?? (3, Informative)

WillDraven (760005) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905307)

The 271 MB [66.90.75.92] Torrents [66.90.75.92] are .rared up into multipart archives while the 266 MB Torrents [66.90.75.92] are the raw exe (maybe with a .nfo or other small file). Links are to a suprnova mirror.

Re:Torrents---which one is "right" ?? (1)

NeoSkandranon (515696) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905336)

Thanks--I was asking based on suprnova torrents.

Re:Torrents---which one is "right" ?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905318)

whats the difference?

"Reaganomics works for you. Mondalenomics works against you."

Sorry, I just had to.

Windows Firewall... (1)

niteice (793961) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905270)

...won't let me enable the port [tinypic.com] I need to play Doom 1!

Let's just wait... (1)

Stonan (202408) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905272)

to see what grade of 'gold' this is...

Wow, that was some long delay! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905279)

Yeah, I'm sure they managed to fix all the remaining bugs in that extra ~24 hours. /me sits back to wait a month or two for the suckers to get stung by SP2 issues before upgrading himself.

Eat it, you bias, zealous Linux whores. (0, Flamebait)

uberTr011 (768532) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905284)

From yesterdays slashdot story announcing the delay: "Yea, if 3 out of 5 machines failed to come back up, it needs some polishing."

Well... It seems SP2 has gone gold 2 days later. So I say, eat it. Eat it you zealous Linux whores. I'm so tired of the slashdot cheap-shots against microsoft. If it's a Microsoft story, it's automatically bad and Linux is better somehow. The pro-linux attitude of this site will be its demise of all credibility. So go ahead kiddies, continue masturbating to linux.

Kiddie: "Oh yeah, oh yes. Linux is soooo sweet. Ooooh, yeah. Look at that kernel. Oh my god... Ahhhhhh"

Oh sure (5, Insightful)

geek (5680) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905291)

Release it on Friday night after all the tech support people have gone home. Nice one MS, bloody classic.

MD5 checksum for SP2 (4, Informative)

thalakan (14668) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905331)

According to a post on neowin:

Filename: WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe
MD5: 59A98F181FE383907E520A391D75B5A7

The one I'm getting on a torrent has a SHA1 hash of:

GOUP55QNJCXB6LCP52RHCENPLTWKHRHW

More importantly: any news yet on NT4 sp7 ? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9905335)

I've been waiting, like, forever for that one.

WTF? I gotta buy something again just to get it to work right?

RC2 (4, Interesting)

dfj225 (587560) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905337)

I've had the SP2 RC2 on my box for some time now. I'm actually surprised by how stable it has been. I've even been able to play Doom 3 with no crashes. I can't really say how the security improvements are, but the one thing that I have noticed is that wireless networking seems to have improved much. Also, it doesn't seem like the firewall was working too well (at least for outbound traffic).

I waiting for.. (4, Funny)

zulux (112259) | more than 10 years ago | (#9905351)



I going to hold out at wait for the service pack for SP2.

(kidding)
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