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#1 ^MavericK!

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:39 PM

Hi..

I'm wondering if the instalation of SP3 will be a good thing to do. I've read it's still in a beta state, but it can be downloaded and installed. According to what I've read it will not bring very mayor changes, so maybe the fact of instaling it before MS makes it a must is not worth it.


Also I will like to ask the experts here the fact of instaling framework in my XP, I have never gotten those updates in my PC, and I'm wondering what I'm missing if I'm missing something. The reason is that last time I got those updates I started to ping more in servers. I'm a gamer and the primary thing my Gaming Rig does is that, so I came to the conclusion of not installing that in any of my PC's.


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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:10 PM

Well, I just Googled Windows XP SP3 and Microsoft have released SP3, but they say it isn't required yet. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:25 PM

Hello,

SP3 is microsofts way of saying this far and no further, it is just a mass of hotfix releases and the odd adjustment. I wouldn't touch it until it has been finalised and the bugs have been removed.

Are you refering to .net framework?
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:33 PM

Are you refering to .net framework?


Yes I am.


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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:36 PM

I don't think that you are missing much, although you should keep your system up to date. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829019 is a list of benefits of having the framework.
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:25 PM

Re MS.Net...if you don't need to install it (any application needing it will advise you of such), I see no reason to install it.

As for SP3...I have it installed on this system, no problems (it is a beta). I know what to do if I start having problems. I don't suggest that most persons install the beta, even though I find it problem-free...they can either continue to do the daily updates or wait until the Ready-For-PrimeTime version is available at WinUpdate.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 08:37 AM

XP SP3 beta isn't an issue - but most people who have installed it already have done so with a system that's already current with updates. The real test will come when folks with no updates since SP2 try to install it - that'll test it's abilities to cope!

From what I've read, as nigglesnush85 stated, it's just a collection of fixes and updates. It's not going to be as "invasive" as SP2 was, so the problems will likely be less severe.
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:24 PM

Thanks for the replies guys...

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 06:30 AM

No problem, glad to help.
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