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Offline HunterTopic starter

XP SP3
« on: May 17, 2008, 01:14:11 AM »
Yep, it's out.  And yep, it's as bad as I thought it might be.  But not as bad as I feared.

The idiot prompts that Vista shows don't seem to be present.  But it does slow the computer down some.

Offline Jester

Re: XP SP3
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008, 09:40:54 AM »
So why would someone install it?

Offline HunterTopic starter

Re: XP SP3
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008, 08:53:38 PM »
Why would someone use Vista?

Offline MissJ

Re: XP SP3
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2008, 09:33:19 PM »
why should someone use windows? hehe

Anyway is there anything positive about sp3? or at least obviously better then sp2?

Offline HunterTopic starter

Re: XP SP3
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2008, 10:35:41 PM »
Not that I've found, at least not yet.

Offline The Overlord

Re: XP SP3
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 12:08:13 AM »
But it does slow the computer down some.


How much is it pulling in way of resources?

Offline ZK

Re: XP SP3
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 08:55:13 PM »
I haven't found it slowing down my PC one bit with XP SP3. All it does is adds some new security and such. And fixes a few minor bugs.

Offline Majere Dreavan

Re: XP SP3
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2008, 01:20:56 PM »
yay
why im running ubuntu...

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Re: XP SP3
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2008, 02:47:49 AM »
Apologies for resurrecting this from May, but since it's here, might as well use it.

Given what I've heard about SP3, I hadn't bothered to get it, though now I'm getting update prompts to install it. Has anyone else tried it? I've heard nary a ripple about SP3 since May, and I'm curious to know if people feel that it's been ironed out, or if it's still a bother. Google tells me very little other than what Windows released publically about it... which sort of seems like reading war propaganda to educate oneself about the Army. Yeah.

Opinions?

Offline ZK

Re: XP SP3
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2008, 03:16:09 AM »
In honesty, it all depends on your system rig when it comes to any OS. For example, Vista Premium 64 doesn't suck if you have a dual-core (required) to what I have, a quad-core with four+ gigs of RAM. It all really depends on what hardware you have. As for SP3, I haven't heard anything wrong with it; from my experiences and those I know who have it as well. So, try it. It is always possible to downgrade a service pack you know.

Offline NightBird

Re: XP SP3
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2008, 02:37:39 PM »
FWIW, I gave in and installed it today on two mid-range computers (laptop and desktop) that are 2-4 years old, and both are actually running faster.

Quite a relief, as I'm not going anywhere near VISTA until I can afford to buy high-end hardware, which won't be for quite some time. If I wasn't so pleased with McAfee's networking software and its ability to automatically do key rotation, I'd likely change away from Windows altogether.