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Does anyone have an XP SP3 RTM link yet?

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Does anyone have an XP SP3 RTM link yet?

Hi Folks
I have to do an XP rebuild over the next couple of days and I really don’t want to do all the painful updating, nearly 100 updates!
Does anyone with MSN or Technet access have a link that I can use to get XP SP3 RTM now rather than waiting for the 29th?
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Re: Does anyone have an XP SP3 RTM link yet?

There’s nothing like continuity, and that’s nothing like continuity!
Vista SP1 was released to Technet before general download. TBH I thought I had seen stuff on M$ saying that XP SP3 would be as well.
If you hear anything else please SHOUT!
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Re: Does anyone have an XP SP3 RTM link yet?

Just checked my MSDN account and it doesn't appear to be on there either.
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Hurrah I've found on in MSDN, thanks Oldjim
[Edit] 545MB ISO download and it's slow so i guess lots of people are downloading it..

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Re: Does anyone have an XP SP3 RTM link yet?

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Have a look here.
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r20373218-Windows-XP-SP3-now-on-TechNet-and-MSDN

Thanks OJ. I have what is allegedly the final version on Major Geeks after following your link. Much appreciated.
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Re: Does anyone have an XP SP3 RTM link yet?

God, just want to warn you - I downloaded the patch from the Majorgeeks site and the license on installing was for a pre release version, so I cancelled it. I used the link to the file author in case it's different on the other ones, but just wanted to warn you.
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ah...urmm....hmm... Oh dear, I installed it first thing this morning. I must admit I skipped reading the licence. System properties just show as SP3 no mention of beta or version number. I did back up before installing I guess I could just roll it back.
File name was WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe File Version V 6.2.0029.0
Does that sound like it would still be pre-release?
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Go back to my original link - page 3 may answer the question http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r20373218-Windows-XP-SP3-now-on-TechNet-and-MSDN~start=40
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Re: Does anyone have an XP SP3 RTM link yet?

Thanks Jim - I found this on page 4 (post by quatrix):
"The file that comes straight from MS ("The Author's Site" or "Alternative 1") and is 330,nnn,nnn bytes instead of 331,nnn,nnn seems to be an older RC. That's why people are seeing different hashes. It seems a lot easier to just wait a few more days for the official download."
So apparently if you choose locations 2 or above (ie don't get it direct from microsoft) it's the correct version, otherwise it's a release candidate.
Hope that helps,
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File name was WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe File Version V 6.2.0029.0

That's the same exe that was in the MSDN ISO I downloaded, which is the finished article.

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It seems a lot easier to just wait a few more days for the official download

Yes agreed that's what im gonna do after having problems with a pre release
Anyone know when the official release date of SP3 is ?
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According to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsxp/0a5b9b10-17e3-40d9-8d3c-0077c953a761.aspx -
"Windows XP SP3 will be available to non-subscribers [to technet] on 4/29 via Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center."
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29th I think for availability via Windows Update as optional.
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It seems a lot easier to just wait a few more days for the official download

Yes agreed that's what im gonna do after having problems with a pre release
Anyone know when the official release date of SP3 is ?


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