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    Default New updates in XP SP3

    There some new updates that I saw that where interesting and some of you might be interested in them.
    hxxp:// lifehacker . co m/385295/field-guide-to-windows-xp-sp3

    New Features in XP SP3
    For the most part, Microsoft is doing their best to avoid pulling Vista features into XP, with just a few exceptions. They are:

    * Network Access Protection (NAP):A new system in Vista and Windows Server 2008, this feature sets system "health" requirements to validate a computer's health before it allows that computer to connect to yours.
    * "Black Hole" Router Detection: This new feature detects when your router is silently losing or discarding packets and is intended to protect from such problems.
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    They have finally re-released SP3:

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    Lets just see what this version breaks.....

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    I dual boot between XP and BT3 beta. I installed XP SP3 yesterday and so far I must say that everything is fine. Nothing has changed. I would like to say that the system feels faster, but I have no proof. If there is a speedup it is only 1 or 2 seconds. What worked before SP3 still works. The only negatives I had are:
    1) After the reboot I had to stop the autoupdate service and delete everything in C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution and then restart the autoupdate service. This was the only way to get microsoft update to work again.
    2) autoupdate kept telling me I need to install Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for April, I said No and don't prompt me again. About 1 minute later autoupdate it had another update for me; the March version of MSRT. Again I said No and don't prompt. Autoupdate kept harassing me until December 2007. It finally stopped there. I don't know why.

    Being the compulsive system cleaner I deleted the old patch folders from C:\WINDOWS. I also removed the 109 KB*.log files from C:\WINDOWS. I will also delete C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$ in a couple of days to free the 250MB (compressed) of disk space. I know that without this folder I can't uninstall SP3, but so far I don't see any reason to do so, but that is also why I am waiting a couple more days.

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    I had my WSUS push SP3 to my own machine here for the next couple of days I'm going to test it out. So far, I haven't seen any real issues. MS Live Messenger ran through a re-install routine upon the reboot and I got two command boxes running some scripts when it first started up. I can't say that I've seen any speed difference.

    At least they didn't try to sneak that POS MS Search tool in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillaGreen View Post
    yeah i had installed the update too, and when i did, it went back to not being genuine :S, quickly I booted into safe mode to try out my wpakill.exe program, but It doesn't work with SP3 , but as it turned out it authenticated my key, without having to do anything fancy, so I would say, if your running a haxed version, it will be exposed if you do this update. I also am running XP and BT3 dual boot, and it still works fine, not much difference noticed.

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    Not that I'm condoning any illegal software hacking but c'mon. There are soo many key's and keygen's floating around for Win. that there's really no reason to have to use a hacked program to fool the WGA into thinking your program is legit.

    I have been testing SP3 on 7 different computers that run a number of different programs and have noticed no problems whatsoever. I have not noticed a speed boost but it maybe too little to notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    So, the lesson here is boys and girls, keep your software legit.

    I would say the lesson would be not run windows?

    (I've been M$ free since '95)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaYoS View Post
    I would say the lesson would be not run windows?

    (I've been M$ free since '95)
    Oh sure, because there's an adequate OSS solution for everything in the business/manufacturing world. /sarcasm.
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    Doesn't have to be open source, Ive been using Macs for many years now.

    I know theres a lot of proprietary stuff in industry, but in my day job there is a shift towards oss as it can be faster and cheaper to implement.
    If video games influenced behavior, we'd all be wandering round darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music...............

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