M$ XP SP3 Out next week ??? with possible final release LINK

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M$ XP SP3 Out next week ??? with possible final release LINK

Post by hgary » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:00 pm

Just found this.... thought I'd pass it on...
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"Microsoft To Release XP SP3 Next Week PDF Print E-mail
Written by MrNxDmX
Thursday, 20 March 2008 21:07
Now that Windows Vista service pack 1 has been released, all eyes have shifted to Microsoft's plans for Windows XP service pack 3, the final package of updates for the trusty OS. And, according to at least one source, Microsoft will roll out XP SP3 next Monday.

As of Wednesday afternoon Pacific time, the BitTorrent search engine Mininova listed a 568.73 MB Windows XP Professional SP3 5503 file available for download. The file, which had 112 seeds and 417 leeches, had been downloaded 2083 times since it was posted Tuesday, according to the listing.

According to the file description notes, Microsoft will release the final version of XP SP3 on March 24, but the 5503 test build passes all Windows Genuine Advantage checks and is able to download Windows updates that previous XP SP3 builds weren't able to, which suggests that it could, in fact, be the final RTM build.

Here is the link to the bit Torrent file
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Post by 5eraph » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:39 pm

I've said it once already:
I wrote:Unfortunately, the management here cannot encourage anyone to download controlled Microsoft files from unofficial sources. When official Microsoft links are available they can be posted on the forum.