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    Windows XP SP3 ???

    More and more news "leaks" are coming out about a preview release of Service Pack 3.
    A copy is available at some sites but I think they are more dangerous than worthwhile at this point.
    They SEEM to be a collection of the hotfixes available to date but there are also stories of major problems with this so called release.

    PC World magazine has reported on this HERE

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 ???

    This is definitely not from Microsoft. It is only a collection of fixes released after SP-2. BTW, Microsoft has confirmed that there will be an SP-3 for XP after Vista is released. See BetaNews | Microsoft: XP Service Pack 3 After Vista

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 ???

    Right.
    Down at the bottom of that article it says:
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    A Microsoft spokesman Wednesday insisted that Microsoft still hasn't decided whether to release SP3 for Windows XP.

    "We have not confirmed plans for a Service Pack 3 for Windows XP yet," said Michael Burk, product manager for Windows Vista. "At this point, the Windows servicing team is reviewing the feedback on Windows XP SP2 and is still evaluating timing and alternatives for the next Windows XP servicing release."
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    Re: Windows XP SP3 ???

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 ???

    More information from another MS enthusiast site: Bink.nu | Microsoft warns, don't use "Windows XP Service Pack 3 Preview".

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    Re: Windows XP SP3 ???

    After thoroughly backing up my system, I decided to give that SP3 a whirl. Went to the site mentioned, registered and logged in, and was unable to download the file. It merely throws up an error message, which is exactly what everyone is getting who has tried downloading. Guess we'll have to wait for a MS rollup or until they decide to actually issue SP3.

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