Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 109 votes

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  • Version:
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  • Total Downloads:
    358,194
  • Date Added:
    December 21, 2007
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows/XP

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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    2.4

    out of 109 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 50
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  • 3 stars

    "I don't really notice much difference"

    November 01, 2008   |   By nailgunsword

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    Pros

    I don't really see anything that's better

    Cons

    I have no dislikes of this product

    Summary

    I don't like or dislike this product. I was advised to get it so I got it

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  • 2 stars

    "SP3 must have come from the same cubicle as Vista"

    October 30, 2008   |   By john3347

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Not sure there is a pro to this mess.

    Cons

    Definitely was not ready for release-to-the masses! Most people that I have talked to and including myself have had BIG problems with this upgrade(?).

    Summary

    This service pack crashed two of my three computers requiring a complete format and Windows reinstallation. Does seem to install satisfactorily on a fresh Windows install. I have installed from CD on a fresh Windows install on these two crashed systems and three others belonging to relatives and have had no further problems. I only want the service pack because I expect to see newer software to soon begin requiring SP3 or higher or Vista SP1 or higher..

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  • 2 stars

    "Service Pack Fail"

    October 30, 2008   |   By Reprotected

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Should have WARNED us that this junk would make Windows XP ungenuine... My XP which was Genuine since I ordered it from Microsoft went from Genuine to UnGenuine.

    Cons

    Slow, makes your XP ungenuine, didn't warn us that you would only have 30 days to use if your Windows XP is not Genuine, nothing new.

    Summary

    Worst Service Pack ever.

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  • 4 stars

    "no problem"

    October 15, 2008   |   By wkbag

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    speedy install

    Cons

    no new features

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  • 1 stars

    "A Major Microsoft Mess. It should be called XP SP3_ME"

    October 07, 2008   |   By mila_tech

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    None other than I did it on a nice day

    Cons

    My system degraded by 25 to 40 percent once SP3 was installed. Nothing but login problems. IE errors, Page display problems. What a joke.

    Summary

    DO NOT install this SP

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  • 1 stars

    "Crashed my computer"

    October 01, 2008   |   By 13final13

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    ? Good question i never got to find out.

    Cons

    Crashed my computer after it finished installing and restarted. It just kept restarting its self and flashing a blue screen.

    Summary

    Well i was looking forward to this update. I did a review search before i installed it and everyone said it makes your system go faster. Wish i could have found out. Downloaded it, Installed it, Restarted computer bam flashs blue screen with writing and just kept restarting its self. Don't know what happened. I had to do system restore just to be able to use my computer again.

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  • 1 stars

    "Not for me!"

    September 30, 2008   |   By fionn38

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Questionable security benefits?

    Cons

    Slow to install, even slower to run, frequent lockups of Windows Explorer, and (most other) Windows programs. Uninstalled it after three days, system not good but better than with SP3.

    Summary

    Maybe you'll be lucky, and it will work well on your system but be sure to update system restore and backup all your programs and data prior to trying.

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  • 1 stars

    "Thx 4 reviews, I won't bother with this pack install!"

    September 24, 2008   |   By sdacat

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I was skeptical, if I should install this 'important update' or not & came to CNET to read user reviews.

    Cons

    I have kept Auto Updates turned off, so I can choose what space to lose to updates & what I deem useless. I've been contemplating this SP3 to 'keep up' with general stuff but now see it'd be a mistake downloading it. Thx to those who post here.

    Summary

    Don't blindly install auto updates. Don't blindly trust (what Seattle residents call) The Evil Empire...MSN. 5 yrs ago I tried out a free trial toolbar with animations & stationary for OE (Hotbar) and that pc never recovered from the damage inflicted. Why lie to millions of users? To promote repair software sales?

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  • 1 stars

    "This must be ..Windows Antivirus 2008 ?"

    September 18, 2008   |   By trosturhali

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    None,it crashed my computer

    Cons

    The worst Microsoft update ever.My computer crashed, got the blue screen of death ,getting the message IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL .Did´not know what to do,so i re-installed it,only to discover that my netcard was ruined i disabled automatic update.!

    Summary

    This does not deserve 1 star,as i have to rate it. so a Big Zero.Thanx for nothing Microsoft

    Updated on Sep 19, 2008

    Ok, i updated sp3 (i hate that yellow shield on my panel bar telling me that updates ar ready for my comp,),but with all my security down ! antivirus and all ,and it worked. I am baffeled and sceptical.

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  • 3 stars

    "Your Choice, I Guess"

    September 17, 2008   |   By Datalyss

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    All updates are "under the hood."

    Cons

    None for me.

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    Publisher Microsoft (archived)
    Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com
    Release Date December 21, 2007
    Date Added December 21, 2007
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    Category Drivers
    Subcategory Motherboard Drivers
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    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows XP
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    Total Downloads 358,194
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