Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2007 10:17 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Windows Microsoft has posted the release candidate of Windows XP Service Pack 3 to its download site. The move marks the first opportunity for all users of the six-year-old operating system to try out its final upgrade. Previously, several thousand users were given access to test builds of SP3 only by Microsoft's invitation. Update: I just installed the RC on my Windows XP MCE installation, and it all went fairly painless. I haven't noticed anything radically different either yet.
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Has anyone found the download link?
by polaris20 on Thu 20th Dec 2007 19:53 UTC
polaris20
Member since:
2005-07-06

The link in the article just takes you to MS's Download Center, and their search is useless. If it's available, they don't make it easy to find.

EDIT

Apparently Google's search is more efficient than Microsoft's, even for their own site. ;)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=75ed934c-8...

Edited 2007-12-20 19:58

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polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

The link in THE ARTICLE as I had said in the first place leads to the Download Center, not the direct link. I mistakenly assumed the link in the OSNews header was the same.

No need to be snotty about it.

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rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

Pot, meet kettle.

Your post implied that MS makes it very hard to find the SP3 download -- which is NOT a released SP yet, so it makes sense that the download center wouldn't list it.

So it's not MS's fault --- this is by design, so that the masses don't download SP3 ... yet.

Pinhead.

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