Windows XP Service Pack 3

  frostysnowman 11:43 13 Apr 2008

I read on page 150 Issue 155 about installing Windows Xp Service Pack 3 RC2. However on going to as advised in the magazine I cannot find the link to Windows Service Pack 3 RC2, just a link for Windows Service Pack 3 Overview. This link is listed under the 'New Downloads'. Any advice appreciated.

  Stuartli 11:48 13 Apr 2008
  cocteau48 11:51 13 Apr 2008

Or try my link on this thread:
click here

  Woolwell 14:04 13 Apr 2008

I cannot see where in the PCA article that it states that it is SP3 RC2. The article implies that it is SP3 final version. This will be out soon and available for download as described in the article. I think PCA have jumped the gun possibly because of editorial deadlines and perhaps because issue 155 is the June issue (last bit tongue in cheek).

  Graham. 15:28 13 Apr 2008

So it's not out yet?

  big bloke66 15:40 13 Apr 2008

Only as a beta, i think.
I could be wrong

  big bloke66 15:42 13 Apr 2008

Yes its only a beta see Stuartli link.

  cocteau48 15:51 13 Apr 2008

SP3 Release Candidate 2 supersedes all the beta versions.
click here
note the instruction that all previous beta versions should be removed before using the registry script installation.
"Windows Update will not offer Release Candidate 2 to machines with previous versions of the Windows XP Service Pack 3 beta".

  Woolwell 16:54 13 Apr 2008

It's Release Candidate 2. It is pretty safe but personally I prefer to wait until the final version.

  frostysnowman 18:48 13 Apr 2008

Thanks for all the advice. I have decided to wait until Service Pack 3 arrives via Automatic Updates.

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