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Old 02-07-2008, 02:53 PM   #1
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What are the new features (if any) etc?

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I haven't noticed anything different, and I assume mines fully updated.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
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I use it i think it has windows defender i have not looked.
And of course contains lastest security updates.
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its out? as soon as i upgraded to vista
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:37 AM   #5
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Only beta versions are out. Leaked torrents aswell.
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I'm using it. I did some tests so I could see if file transfer times were increased in any way.

To do this I copied a video clip from one part of my drive back and forth three times, (for a total of 6 transfers). On xp sp2 it averaged 6 minutes and 28.3 seconds

On xp sp3 rc I did the same file transfer on the same drive back and forth three times, (for a total of 6 transferS). On xp sp3 rc it averaged 5 minutes and 43.7 seconds. This seems like a considerable increase, so I will attribute this to the new service pack instead of natural computer variance.


I then tried transferring a different file over my home network. Simply b/c I didn't want to wait that long for the file to transfer. This time it was a shorter video clip.

I transferred only 2x back and forth this time before upgrading to sp3. The file transfer time averaged at 4 minutes and 22.6 seconds.

On sp3 rc it averaged 4 minutes and 2.2 seconds.

In my opinion their are significant performance increases in file transfer times. I did not run any benchmarks; and are my experiences using a stop watch and transferring the files. I believe this increase in performance will be appreciated more in transferring large files such as in an office environment.

EDIT: To get the xp sp3 that micrsoft has released to beta users, you can use this hack http://dailyapps.net/2007/11/hack-at...indows-update/. It worked for me. The tests I did were done with the RC. I now have the xp sp3 beta. I'm not sure how it differs from the RC but that is now what I have installed.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:06 PM   #7
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Cool, cheers!
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im just gonna wait till it comes out publically. do u guys know when thats gonna be?
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March. I think...
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Default Re: Anybody using XP SP3?...

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What are the new features (if any) etc?

Any comments?

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XP SP3 was mainly an update rollup, the only big new feature is the NAP client for Server 2008.
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