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Paul T. says XP SP3 will not happen


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#1 M118LR

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 21:40

http://www.windowsit...rott_95725.html

And What About Windows XP Service Pack 3?
And while I'm ranting a bit, let's dredge up Windows XP Service Pack 3, which was delayed from 2005 to 2006 to 2007 and now to 2008. If you were looking for any glimpse into the mind of Microsoft, this is it: The company has completely abandoned Windows XP, and it has absolutely no plans to ever ship an XP SP3. My guess is that Microsoft will do what it did with the final Windows 2000 Service Pack: Claim years later that it's no longer needed and just ship a final security patch roll-up. This is the worst kiss-off to any Microsoft product I've ever seen, and you'd think the company would show a little more respect to its best-selling OS of all time. But the reality is, Microsoft is looking ahead to new revenue and not behind to money that's already in the bank. And though hundreds of millions of people will be running XP for years to come, despite Microsoft's best efforts at selling them a later Windows version, the company has absolutely no plans to actually support those customers. This flies in the face of its publicly-stated life cycle support plans. And it really freaks me out. It should freak you out as well.


#2 Lasker

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 21:49

Well, Windows XP already is a old OS, is seven years old and I think is time to move up to Vista

#3 leesmithg

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 21:51

Well, Windows XP already is a old OS, is seven years old and I think is time to move up to Vista



XP will be officially 6 in October.

#4 MrKuro

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 21:51

SP3 . . not a huge deal to me, my xp pro sp2 installs are running just fine as is, what can a new service pack bring to the table, the OS is stable, and performance is great.

Xp is great right now until I eventually transition everything over to vista (mature drivers and probably until SP1, yes this OS needs to get a service pack for bug fixes/performance/security issues, while xp is pretty complete as is) Plus right now, I haven't bought new hardware yet (dx10) , and there aren't any must have vista only games/apps to make me switch just yet

Improve the new OS, transition away from xp . . sounds about right to me

Edited by cooljerk_dv, 06 April 2007 - 21:57.


#5 MazX_Napalm

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 21:52

It should freak you out as well.

Why? Is there something magic that MS will include in SP3 that would improve the OS that much?

#6 NightmarE D

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 21:53

I take anything he says with a very, VERY small grain of salt. He also says he's guessing this is what's going to happen. A lot of times when he has to guess he's wrong anyway.

I lost any respect I had for him when he:
1.) Wanted everyone to boycott IE 7 simply because HE didn't like the original beta

2.) When he got busted using a pirated copy of XP and changed his story around a few times about why he was using it. "I didn't know" then "I knew the whole time" then "I bought it from a shifty online store"

3.) He uses little photos of his face as a rating system. He thinks way too highly of himself

It's pretty obvious I can't stand the guy :laugh:

#7 ramesees

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 21:54

The only real reason to have an SP3 is to make it easier to install XP with any and all updates released since summer 2004

#8 Ravensworth

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 21:54

Flawed reasoning, the installed user base of XP (both a consumer and business OS) dwarfs that of the earlier business only NT versions. To say that Microsoft is not going to release SP3 is just speculation.

Why? Is there something magic that MS will include in SP3 that would improve the OS that much?


The ability to slipstream it into the install CD, or even install it on an existing installation without having to download a billion freaking hot fixes would be a pretty huge improvement in my book.

#9 Tuffgong4

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 22:13

nlite
and to integrate easier
http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/
it's ryanvm's update pack...slipstream and make life about 45 minutes shorter.

#10 OhMuffin

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 22:15

Too bad...

Some of us are forced to stick with XP due to Vista NOT SUPPORTING my damn SATA HDD or chisept and giving me a BSOD on install!

#11 backdrifter

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 22:24

Flawed reasoning, the installed user base of XP (both a consumer and business OS) dwarfs that of the earlier business only NT versions. To say that Microsoft is not going to release SP3 is just speculation.
The ability to slipstream it into the install CD, or even install it on an existing installation without having to download a billion freaking hot fixes would be a pretty huge improvement in my book.


They would probably release a security roll-up including all fixes released so far, so that wouldn't be problem.

#12 WooSH

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 22:25

^ @Ohmuffin

i just installed vista this week with a brand new fresh Western Digital SATA II Hard Drive. and so have countless of other people. infact mainly all new pcs are moving away from the old IDE standard and now moving to SATA. i dont think its a problem with the SATA part. maybe a bad hardrive?

also i had no problems installing vista, except for my sound drivers, which i was able to locate from DELL and install under "compatibility mode" and it runs great.

#13 Ravensworth

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 23:00

Those integrator things are not as good as a fully tested service pack. Not even remotely.

#14 wv@gt

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 23:01

SP3 would be nice or at least a package with all of the updates since sp2. I mean I had to reformat my friends dell last week and it had sp2 preinstalled but in order to get on the schools network it had to have all the current updates installed which took hours.

#15 thollian

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 23:10

according to Microsoft's own website, SP3 is still planned for Windows XP in 2008.



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