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Duncan Bladen May 14, 2008, 03:39pm EDT Report Abuse
i just downloaded and installed sp3 for xp , and my machine seems faster ?


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Vitaliy (Administrator) May 14, 2008, 03:56pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
duncan bladen said:
i just downloaded and installed sp3 for xp , and my machine seems faster ?

Not just you.

Adam Kolak May 14, 2008, 04:32pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
Yes, I have seen somewhere that there is supposed to be a 10% improvement in performance over SP2 overall. Service Packs generally increase security, fix issues, and improve performance.

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Meats_Of_Evil May 14, 2008, 10:43pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
Really? You care to post the link of the download? Last time I checked many people had SP3 but Microsoft hadn't officially released it since from what I understand it's still not complete, but from what I've read there's a Final Candidate Version release that supposedly is closed to finished and working fully.

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Suspended User May 14, 2008, 11:58pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
Hmmm I wodner if you have to re activate after installing this.

john albrich May 15, 2008, 12:57am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
Meats of Evil said:
Really? You care to post the link of the download? Last time I checked many people had SP3 but Microsoft hadn't officially released it since from what I understand it's still not complete, but from what I've read there's a Final Candidate Version release that supposedly is closed to finished and working fully.


Discussion of various SP3 releases and version 5512 v. hypothetical FINAL final version 5573
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/70645/

in particular...reference to Microsoft SP3 release listed as "Final" with NO "RC" designation at the time of the post. Version Hashes were equal to 5512 version.
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/70645/#534938

B May 15, 2008, 03:00am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
Is it the final version?

If so please post a link. I don't want to download an older SP3 update.

Thanks.

Duncan Bladen May 15, 2008, 05:55am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
i turned my pc on , and it downloaded sp3 - but i had trouble trying to install , because i had modified the boot ini file - [to change the boot screen] , but it is genuine - you dont have to re activate or anything - i had to remove bootxp , and it installed ok , heres the link..http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b...layLang=en

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john albrich May 15, 2008, 08:17am EDT Report Abuse
>> No Difference Between SP3 of 24April2008(ver5512) and 06May2008
duncan bladen said:
i turned my pc on , and it downloaded sp3 - but i had trouble trying to install , because i had modified the boot ini file - [to change the boot screen] , but it is genuine - you dont have to re activate or anything - i had to remove bootxp , and it installed ok , heres the link..http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b...layLang=en


There is NO difference between this "new" SP3 file and the "Windows XP SP3 final RTM version 5.1.2600.5512" file Microsoft first made available 24April2008. (RTM=Release To Manufacturing)
Reminder: recommend performing a total disk backup before installing any new Service Pack. A freeware program, DriveImageXML is an reliable, fast, and easy-to-use program. DriveImage XML runs under Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista only. The program will backup, image and restore drives formatted with FAT 12, 16, 32 and NTFS. http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm
If you are using non-Windows/encrypted partitions, you may need to use a disk imaging program like XXclone
http://www.majorgeeks.com/XXCLONE_d5534.html
http://www.xxclone.com/index.htm



I just a few minutes ago, downloaded and compared this (apparently) 06May2008 file* and the 24April2008 file. I performed bit-by-bit, MD5 hash, and SHA-1 hash compares. All 3 parameters were identical.
Windows XP SP3 final RTM version 5.1.2600.5512
Hashes that I calculated for
XP_SP3Ver5512RTM-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe

MD5=
bb25707c919dd835a9d9706b5725af58

SHA-1 hash=
c81472f7eeea2eca421e116cd4c03e2300ebfde4

RTM=Release To Manufacturing

This is the SAME (version 5512)
"Windows XP SP3 final RTM version 5.1.2600.5512"
file as has been available since 24April2008 on the Microsoft website.
See:
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/70645/#534479
and
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/70645/#534938


*From Microsoft website, "New" SP3 file:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b...layLang=en
Quick Details
File Name: WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe
Version: 1
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles: KB936929
Date Published: 5/6/2008



edit-add backup reminder and program info
(sorry for multiple clean-up edits...once again on max pain meds...blaacchhh)

Duncan Bladen May 15, 2008, 12:51pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
There is NO difference between this "new" SP3 file and the "Windows XP SP3 final RTM version 5.1.2600.5512" file Microsoft first made available 24April2008. i didnt say there was a difference - i was not aware it had previously been released, my pc just picked it up through automatic updates . see the first line of my post again ...i turned my pc on , and it downloaded sp3

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john albrich May 15, 2008, 01:59pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
Wasn't making an issue of your post. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

I was trying to emphasize it for those who might have already downloaded the 24April2006 "5512" version by Microsoft (or something in-between). Mainly because it can be a real problem/impossible to back-out an earlier version of an SP and then install a later version.

I wanted people to be absolutely clear they don't need to be concerned that they might have installed a lower version and have a lot of work to do, or might have screwed things up. Confusion can be a problem when we have multiple threads that are related to the same topic.

Duncan Bladen May 16, 2008, 03:30am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
ok john , i took your post the wrong way , sorry - iwasnt trying to say it was final release - my pc auto updates downloaded it , i took this as being an official download , or i wouldnt have got it ?

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Dublin_Gunner May 16, 2008, 04:04am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
duncan bladen said:
ok john , i took your post the wrong way , sorry - iwasnt trying to say it was final release - my pc auto updates downloaded it , i took this as being an official download , or i wouldnt have got it ?



Its been 'officially' released twice. Once about 3 weeks ago, and once again the other day. Apparently there was some sort of security flaw or something, but have obviously decided that it was minor enough to release it again.

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john albrich May 16, 2008, 10:57am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
DublinGunner said:
...Its been 'officially' released twice. Once about 3 weeks ago, and once again the other day. Apparently there was some sort of security flaw or something, but have obviously decided that it was minor enough to release it again.

Oh now that reeeeally makes technical sense...not. What were they thinking? Having the "5573" version "Final version" rumor out there didn't help the matter any, either. Arrrrggh.

Do they make a Bill Gates "Bobble-head"? :/

Dublin_Gunner May 16, 2008, 12:08pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: is it me ?
Yep, preeeeeeety damn stooopid if you ask me. But thats them boffins for ya!

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