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Well I not sure how big it was but it was done in no time. I tested Paint.NET on it and it runs fine, I also crashed Paint.NET to ensure the crash log works fine. It does and it even reported that I was using Service Pack 3. Now it time to play some video games :).

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I just installed SP3 and it works! However, I have hear of reports of the "Infinite Reboot Cycle" thing which is pretty scary. Also, I've got my uxtheme.dll patched. Mind you, I'm still trying to find where these so - called "vistaish" features are located!

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I just installed SP3 and it works! However, I have hear of reports of the "Infinite Reboot Cycle" thing which is pretty scary. Also, I've got my uxtheme.dll patched. Mind you, I'm still trying to find where these so - called "vistaish" features are located!

What "vistaish" features. I never read any thing about trying to kill my computer !

Matter a fact the only reason I even downloaded it was because I hear that the CPU usage was inproved for Duos

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What "vistaish" features. I never read any thing about trying to kill my computer !

EDIT: Not all of these features are in Vista but you know what I mean!

Apparently features such as:

Q: What are these new features I keep hearing about?

A: Windows XP Service Pack 3 will not include any major new features, but it will include four minor new features that improve the system's reliability and security. Contrary to reports, Microsoft has been very up-front about these functional additions for quite some time now.

These new features include:

Network Access Protection compatibility. Announced years ago, this feature allows Windows XP machines to interact with the NAP feature in Windows Server 2008. This functionality is built into the RTM version of Windows Vista as well.

Product Key-less install option. As with Windows Vista, new XP with SP3 installs can proceed without entering a product key during Setup.

Kernel Mode Cryptographics Module. A new kernel module that "encapsulates several different cryptographic algorithms," according to Microsoft.

"Black hole" router detection algorithm. XP gains the ability to ignore network routers that incorrectly drop certain kinds of network packets. This, too, is a feature of Windows Vista.

And that's about it. Nothing dramatic, as promised.

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What "vistaish" features. I never read any thing about trying to kill my computer !

EDIT: Not all of these features are in Vista but you know what I mean!

Apparently features such as:

Q: What are these new features I keep hearing about?

A: Windows XP Service Pack 3 will not include any major new features, but it will include four minor new features that improve the system's reliability and security. Contrary to reports, Microsoft has been very up-front about these functional additions for quite some time now.

These new features include:

...

Product Key-less install option. As with Windows Vista, new XP with SP3 installs can proceed without entering a product key during Setup.

...

^How is that supposed to work? :?

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What "vistaish" features. I never read any thing about trying to kill my computer !

EDIT: Not all of these features are in Vista but you know what I mean!

Apparently features such as:

Q: What are these new features I keep hearing about?

A: Windows XP Service Pack 3 will not include any major new features, but it will include four minor new features that improve the system's reliability and security. Contrary to reports, Microsoft has been very up-front about these functional additions for quite some time now.

These new features include:

...

Product Key-less install option. As with Windows Vista, new XP with SP3 installs can proceed without entering a product key during Setup.

...

^How is that supposed to work? :?

There is no telling with microsoft it's like with most big companys most don't know what the others are doing and can't get it together if they had too..

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Matter a fact the only reason I even downloaded it was because I hear that the CPU usage was inproved for Duos

It is zero (rounded to whole percentages of course) when idle, how could that be improved?

Vista-ish features include (but are not limited to) useless things like black-hole router detection and Microsoft Core XML Services 6.0 (which everyone already has anyway)

I would write plugins, if I knew what kind of plugins were needed.. :(

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From what I was told the work load was not using both cores the way they should.

I even know that there was a "fix" out for people now who were waiting for SP3 to come out with the real fix. The fix worked for some people and it never for other. Eg: it never worked for me.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=60416

Product Key-less install option. As with Windows Vista, new XP with SP3 installs can proceed without entering a product key during Setup.

umm RIS ? That how we did it when I worked for CFS. We installed Windows XP and Windows 2000 on many computers using Windows Server 2003 with RIS. All we had to do was edit one file for each OS that was put on the RIS server. That would add our Product Keys for Windows Xp and Windows 2000 to the RIS server. Then we hook up as many workstations as we needed to the network and let the RIS install the OS. It never asked us to put in a CD key or to click next. It did it all. All we had to do was pick what OS we wanted and walk away. This gave us lots of time to fix hardware and build computers.

"Black hole" router detection algorithm. XP gains the ability to ignore network routers that incorrectly drop certain kinds of network packets. This, too, is a feature of Windows Vista.

Now thats a good thing. But I though XP had a way of detection for this. I can't remeber I would have to reach over to the TCP/IP book next to me and look it up.

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Product-key-less installation means you don't have to type in your product key to install. However, you must still activate within 30 days (I think it's 30 days anyway) with a valid product key.

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I don't think I have my product key. We got this computer from a family member years ago..

So I'll need it to install sp3 and be able to use it after 30 days? That sucks...

There are product key finders which will display the product key you have now.

Write it down somewhere.

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I don't think I have my product key. We got this computer from a family member years ago..

So I'll need it to install sp3 and be able to use it after 30 days? That sucks...

There are product key finders which will display the product key you have now.

Write it down somewhere.

You just reminded me: I downloaded and used a program from GOTD to give me all my product IDs and such. I uninstalled it ages ago, but I just dug up the file I saved from it. It had that key in it :D

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Thank god I don't have an AMD processor: :roll:

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Clearly, the Windows XP Service Pack 3 is not without cause problems for Microsoft. Due to long-standing companies with a view to deploying security patches, XP SP3 has already experienced a false start following the discovery of a bug affecting Dynamics Retail Management System. To avoid loss of data after installation for the few users, Microsoft withdrew before SP3 make it available again with the introduction of a filter.

However, discontent in the Microsoft support sites is growing. Not that blocking the uninstall IE7 is truly concerned, but much more annoying, some users have complained of an inability to restart their machines after installing SP3, or a facility that has resulted in an endless cycle of successive reboots. Sometimes, even the safe mode refuses to them, but fortunately, many have been able to restore a backup point generates almost-installation SP3.

According to Jesper Johansson, a former employee of Microsoft Windows became known blogger, this thorny problem that affects only computers using processors from AMD.

With information gleaned from various forums, Johansson advance that two separate problems are really concerned. The first problem is now with the AMD-based computers sold by Hewlett-Packard where enforcement of a pilot intelppm.sys on power management is criminalized. Normally, the presence of this driver on Intel machines AMD, does not affect their operation but with the SP3, there is obviously eel rock and palliative requires a prior deactivation of this pilot. For the second problem, still only on machines AMD, this time an incompatibility with the BIOS, which would be to update. This last problem seems very isolated with the motherboard ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe pointing the finger.

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