Windows XP Service Pack 3 Build 3311 RC2

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Windows XP Service Pack 3 Build 3311 RC2

Post by rubab » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:59 am

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) provides new proactive security technologies for Windows XP to better defend against viruses, worms, and hackers along with increased manageability and an improved experience for users.

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 fixes a range of bugs in Windows XP. It doesn't matter what XP updates you have previously applied to your system, SP3 will update any unpatched, partially patched or completely updated system (it includes all previously released patches and updates). XP SP3 fixes the security holes so you won't get attacked.

Microsoft periodically combines updates, fixes, and other improvements into a single package - Service Pack. Microsoft develops updates, fixes, and other improvements that address issues reported by the company’s customers and partners. To make it easier for customers to get these updates and enhancements, Microsoft periodically combines them into a single package, and makes that package available for all Windows customers.

These packages are called service packs", Microsoft revealed in the introduction of the Overview of Windows XP Service Pack 3. With the Release Candidates of Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 heading to increased testing pools the past week, and with Microsoft cooking the first public build of the first refresh for its latest Windows client, the official overview for XP SP3 is the only crumb from the service pack fiesta over at the Redmond company. The Release Candidate of XP SP3 in a pre-final stage has already shipped to MSDN and TechNet subscribers.

Homepage - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/

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Post by newsposter » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:38 am

Isn't RC2 supposed to be build 3311??

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Post by colornokia » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:04 pm

This is a link for 3264 and I think RC2 should be 3300, am I worong?

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Post by DizzyDen » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:52 pm

colornokia wrote:This is a link for 3264 and I think RC2 should be 3300, am I worong?
All builds prior to 3311 used the same KB number, so it was difficult to determine which build you were truly getting, even after 3300 was released, the website still (erroneously) listed it as 3264.

RC2 is build 3311.
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Post by XIII » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:20 pm

How to "slipstream"/"integrate" (add to non-SP XP CD) this WU version 3311 of SP3 RC2?

update\update /integrate:J:\XPdisk does not work for me :cry: (where J:\XPdisk is the directory containing the entire non-SP XP including the necessary i386 directory)

(I copied all extracted files from the Windows\Software Distribution folder after it was dowloaded; could not find the kb*.exe file)
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Post by DizzyDen » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:48 pm

OK, I have been playing with this integrate situation, currently the only thing I have had work (as far as getting it to slipstream, still making disc and testing) is......

I took complete RC1 3300 build KB file, extracted it, and i copied the files/folders from the extracted 3311 file into it to match the original... ie copy the contents of the root from this 3311 into the 1386 of the 3300 and all subfolders into corresponding folders.

At least it reports it integrated correctly, will let ya know after installing :)
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Post by ChiefZeke » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:02 pm

Right now I don't remember where it was I read it - but I seem to remember that XP SP3 will not slipstream to and update an XP with no SP CD - the user must have an SP1 or SP2 source.

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Post by DizzyDen » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:05 pm

ChiefZeke wrote:Right now I don't remember where it was I read it - but I seem to remember that XP SP3 will not slipstream to and update an XP with no SP CD - the user must have an SP1 or SP2 source.

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it won't as it comes from MS (well, RC2 anyway.. all prior releases have), but I'm tryin to beat that ;) updates to follow...
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Post by redxii » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:52 pm

It will slipstream into a source without service packs. It won't update XP SP0 that is already installed.

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Post by adminadmin » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:59 pm

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 RC2 Script (BETA)

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Author: Microsoft
Date: 2008-02-20
Size: 37.1 KB
License: Freeware
Requires: Win XP
This is a small script to run on your XP SP2 machine that will allow for SP3 to be available through Windows Update.
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers experience with the operating system.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP; Windows XP Home Edition ; Windows XP Home Edition N; Windows XP Media Center Edition; Windows XP Professional Edition ; Windows XP Professional N; Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows XP Starter Edition; Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. :idea:
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Post by XIII » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:20 am

redxii wrote:It will slipstream into a source without service packs. It won't update XP SP0 that is already installed.
How?

(this is what I've been trying)
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Post by redxii » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:54 am

By using the integration options. I slipstreamed SP3 v3300 into a source with no service packs and it worked, I've done nothing special.

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Post by XIII » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:08 pm

redxii wrote:By using the integration options. I slipstreamed SP3 v3300 into a source with no service packs and it worked, I've done nothing special.
I was able to that with RC1, but not with RC2 (the public versions).

Note that the build number of my RC2 is 3311, not 3300.
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Post by newsposter » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:20 pm

I believe that at 65 Mb, the currently available version of SP3 (RC2/3311) might just be a 'delta' release.

Could be wrong, but since RC1 is well over 300 Mb it's something to consider.

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Post by vmanda » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:40 pm

Why not consider to use japanese and/or german inf's from standalone sp3.3311 as model ?

japanese.sp3.3311

german.sp3.3311

sp3.express.enu.3311

See http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5687

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Post by redxii » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:06 pm

Where's the English build for 3311? I find it hard to believe that both the Japanese and German versions can be discovered on their servers, but not the English full installer. It's a U.S.-based company...

That long number at the end of the file is a sha1 sum. If you know the sha1 sum then you can find it, but you can't get a sha 1 sum without knowing where it is first.

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Post by vmanda » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:11 pm

I spend some time trying to find the name from servers caches but ( probably ) an full english does tot exist. Only the express that start Windows Update process.
And sha1 from file only can be obtained. I tried some combinations of "update/software/svpk/2008/02/windowsxp-kb936929" plus or minus some terms. Bad luck !

tried and strings like this used in the web update process , finded in files , etc. none. Only stupids that post 3264, 3282 and 3300 as later edition.

? And strings like this "xyz661eb-2423-451d-bf5d-13199e37df28" from where is obtainned ? used in "download.microsoft.com/download/x/y/z/xyz661eb-2..." paths.

And sp3.cat files seem to expire in 5.april.2008. need a new activation? or is date of a new beta/final release ?

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Post by XIII » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:12 pm

I copied the files downloaded by Windows Update; they are 562 MB (when extracted), but still incomplete?
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Post by DizzyDen » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:51 pm

incomplete because if you look there is a file in ther called usedelta.....

That tells it to only update files in the old sp with files in the new sp, so it does not incled all SP3 flies, only changed ones, that is what makes it tridky slipstreaming.... i will have aupdate latere that hads the files, as needed (compressed or not) to replace files in old sp files...
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Post by redxii » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:06 pm

Link

SHA1 sum: 9afedbd6b2941bf568c27046d6688e6ccb5ce018

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Post by redxii » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:16 pm

No complaints from the setup when slipstreaming into a source without a service pack.

It may still complain if you try to slipstream IN SP0 as it may make no distinction from installing it or slipstreaming.

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Post by newsposter » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:03 am

yup, that's build 3311, has an internal build date of 12Feb2008, and is about 22Mb smaller than build 3264.

And I refer everyone to this KB article if you've done any hacking to ntoskrnl.exe (such as a custom boot screen).

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327101

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Post by armond » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:32 am

Hello,
I found this link:
Link
I cannot download it for just testing it.
If somebody have a fast Internet connection, Please download it and check the build number. Ths.

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Post by newsposter » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:24 am

Armond, please read the three messages above yours.....

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Post by vmanda » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:06 am

Remain one question : ( refer to latest editions of sp3, including 3311 )
What is whith "Valid from 5.ian.2008 22:35:54" and "Valid to 5.apr.2008 22:45:54" into the "i386\update\sp3.cat" Catalog File.
After 3 months need to "re"activate Windows ???
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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:12 am

no it means your windows "test" build will no longer work after that date. Remeber they released these builds for TESTING only not to keep as your primary OS...

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Post by vmanda » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:14 am

These cat files can be hacked in some mode?
I have installed some computers with beta releases of sp3. These will stop working after this date ?
I think I know the answer but is good to post it as a warning.

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:32 am

Of course they can be hacked and I know how its done but sharing that would be illegal.

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Post by vmanda » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:33 am

Ok , thanks very much.

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Post by Lucius Snow » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:37 pm

Can we do the inventory of what will be missing in SP3 ?

- IE7
- WMP11
- HDA support (though KB888111)
- .NET Framework (all versions)
- Windows Update agent 3.0 (7.0.6000.381)
... What else ?

However i suppose WGA will be included.

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Post by 5eraph » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:09 pm

Not WGA, but a slightly altered activation scheme will be in place. A slew of known compromised keys will be blacklisted, but a key will no longer be necessary during GUI mode setup. It can be entered after Windows setup completes.

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