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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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:

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.


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