How long was it after Windows XP SP 2 came out before you were ACTUALLY able to download it?
I remember the mad dash to download XP SP2 and how the Windows Update Servers were crawling. With this tip you can skip the 56kbps downloads and have it in a jiffy.
This super secret download link (Waiver: Not so super, nor secret but VERY nifty and a download link!) will get you ahead of the game. Totally legit files hashes and all direct from the ms servers.
Let's see if those damn rumors of XP running 10-20% quicker after the Service Packing is done. Keep your fingers crossed for some good improvements rather than some system crashing blue screening!
Warning: This update will turn on the Windows Firewall - even if it has been previously disabled due to GP! I need to look into this further!
Double Warning: This SP has a compatibility issue with Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) if you use this hold off on the update
Size: 316.5 MB (331 805 736 bytes)
Windows XP SP3 Simplified Chinese
Windows XP SP3 Russian
Size: 303.8 MB (318 533 672 bytes)
- Windows XP SP3 Traditional Chinese
- Windows XP SP3 Chinese (Hong Kong)
- Windows XP SP3 German (Deutsch)
- Windows XP SP3 French
- Windows XP SP3 Czech
- Windows XP SP3 Spanish
- Windows XP SP3 Japanese
The download came in SUPER fast at around 2200kbps. I had the 316mb file in under 3 minutes.
I am installing it on one desktop, one laptop and one Virtual Machine. I will keep you guys updated! And if you want those fast downloads I suggest downloading it quickly before these servers are all jizammed up! [Yaron Maor Via TipAndTrick]
Let's here in the comments all you early adopters takes on it! I know some of you have this installed already!!