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#1 Digitalx

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 21:59

Windows XP SP2b seems to have appeared in Japan. It is somehow strange because at the shops, there are boxes which are labelled SP2b but Microsoft has not make any official announcement of a SP2b.

There is no special marking for the CDROM except the box that holds it (see picture).
The XP Professional SP2b retails for 19210 Yen and XP Home Edition SP2b retails for 12780 Yen.

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#2 Elliot B.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 22:02

Windows XP SP2b seems to have appeared in Japan. It is somehow strange because at the shops, there are boxes which are labelled SP2b but Microsoft has not make any official announcement of a SP2b.

There is no special marking for the CDROM except the box that holds it (see picture).
The XP Professional SP2b retails for 19210 Yen and XP Home Edition SP2b retails for 12780 Yen.

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Hmm, strange. Can anyone shed some light onto this?

#3 Bhav

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 22:04

Probably fake...I wouldn't trust any software from that region.

#4 McSmiggins

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 22:05

Seems to contain all of the updates for XP up to June 2006, hold on, I'll find a decent link

#5 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 22:08

actually it is not fake at all it is simply the asian version most versions of Windows that are in asia or usually the b version.

#6 Orange

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 22:10

Ahh abit strange to us but to them it's normal version? ^ ^
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#7 McSmiggins

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 22:14

Well, it's just making it's way over here, (uk) dabs and ebuyer (only ones I've checked) both carry it, so just gonna assume it's a "latest patch" version to remove the amount of updates needed on a fresh load.

#8 Septimus

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 22:18

It is just latest updates.

#9 Gavin001

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 22:39

Comes with WGA already installed?

#10 vetAndrew Lyle

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 22:41

i guess it's a mid-patch update to remove useless code, and to install latest updates.. Not sure when SP2b was launched, but i can assume it's got all the latest updates included.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 22:41

actually it is not fake at all it is simply the asian version most versions of Windows that are in asia or usually the b version.

Bingo!

#12 1Frothy

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 02:06

Probably fake...I wouldn't trust any software from that region.


LOL @ y00!

Most copies of Windows for Australia / Japan etc are actually mastered in Singapore - and I trust my Windows XP license.

#13 iwod

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 02:45

Well i wish they do come out with SP2B with all the latest update to save us download all over again. And Just allow us to slipstream those inside.

#14 Ranta

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 02:51

Well i wish they do come out with SP2B with all the latest update to save us download all over again. And Just allow us to slipstream those inside.


Try Autopatcher, there's a subforum on the neowin forum that has all the info on it.

I think they also make a slipstream program to intergrate all the updates into a new XP install CD.

#15 Gowcra

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 10:30

wga ;)