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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RE[3]: Nice move
by jayson.knight on Fri 21st Dec 2007 13:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice move"
jayson.knight
Member since:
2005-07-06

"I'll be impressed if Vista SP1 needs only 50% more RAM than XP SP3."

RAM pressure in Vista is caused by Super Fetch; I thought everyone knew that by now. Turning off the SuperFetch service will free up memory if you want to reclaim it though...however that's wasted memory that could be better used prefetching pages that the OS has determined it will need.

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RE[4]: Nice move
by sappyvcv on Fri 21st Dec 2007 13:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice move"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

People seem to get up in arms if they don't have at least 50% of their memory free at any given time..

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RE[5]: Nice move
by jayson.knight on Fri 21st Dec 2007 21:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Nice move"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

What's funny is that I am one of those people, however after giving super fetch an honest shot, I definitely appreciate the added performance.

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RE[4]: Nice move
by Johann Chua on Fri 21st Dec 2007 14:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice move"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Thanks for the tip. Honestly didn't know that before.

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