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Windows 2000 SP3 beta testing has begun!

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y_notm    8


started yesterday (11/5). first build is 3.051.



Internet ID:

Beta ID:

Dear Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 Beta Tester,

Welcome to the beta of Service Pack 3!

You should receive your beta kit within the next 5-7 business days. We encourage you to review the Readme (readmesp.htm) located on the SP3 Standalone CD and or the Readme (spnotes.htm) located on the SP3 Integrated media depending on the media you requested to test. Both provide useful information about SP3, installation and the issues that it addresses.

For this beta program, BetaPlace and Newsgroup services will be available to you. BetaPlace is Microsoft?s technical beta web community where you can:

Download the latest beta build

Report bugs online

Receive up to date program information and downloads if applicable

Update your contact information

Obtain general beta testing guidelines and information

To access BetaPlace, go to http://www.betaplace.com. Sign in using your Beta ID and Password listed below.



Microsoft private newsgroups will be available for technical support. Private newsgroups are accessed from a dedicated news server and require a User ID and Password before giving you access. To access the newsgroups you will need to configure your newsreader program with the account information listed below. More detailed information about accessing the newsgroups is available at http://www.betaplace.com. Please wait 24 hours from the time you receive this letter before trying to access the newsgroups.

Announcement newsgroup:

Technical Support newsgroup:

Newsgroup Account Name:


News Server:

Access to this specific program page on BetaPlace and its newsgroups is limited to participants of this beta release. Microsoft will never request that you send your password information to us via email or any other method. We already have this information on file, and any attempt to obtain your password could indicate fraudulent activity and should be reported to us immediately via the email address below. Please do not share this account information beyond the scope of what is allowed under the License Agreement for this beta. In addition, please do not discuss this beta in newsgroups outside of this program, including other Microsoft newsgroups.

If you need assistance, please send email to This e-mail alias is for administrative issues only and is unable to answer technical support questions.

Thank you for participating in this beta program. We look forward to your valuable feedback.

Microsoft Windows NT Sustained Engineering Team

there ya have it:D:D

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