XP SP2 was a major overhaul, not just a regular service pack.
SP3 should just be a collection of miscellaneous fixes and updates, the same as anyone who keeps their windows up-to-date through Windows Update experiences.
People are placing too stronger definition on Service Packs since XP SP2
Service Pack 3 will most likely include IE 7, Windows Media Player 11 and any other new software they've released since SP2. It'll be more than just misc. fixes and updates
WTH NOOO!!! I want it soon!!! SP2 is already too old. After a clean install, i download about 100+MB of stuff from their download site. And with IE7 and WMP11 i expect that to go higher.
You can always slipstream updates into an XP CD. That's what I do every few months. Usually the only thing I have to install after a format is WGA. Everything else I need, like IE 7 or WMP 11 is on my other hard drive. I just download them everytime they're updated so I always have the recent versions ready for me to install. You could also get Autopatcher and burn it to a cd.
Edited by NightmarE D, 19 October 2006 - 13:11.