Sp2 Final Free?

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  1. Murdock

    Murdock New Member

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    I heard the rumor that Sp2 final will be free for all of us with Legal and illegal copies of WinXp.
    Is it true ??
     
  2. dipstick

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    Well, I sure hope its free. Not sure why they would charge you for it but I doubt you'll be able to use on illegal installs. Lets not forget this is MS afterall;)
     
  3. MythicaL

    MythicaL I like computers.

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    Re: Re: Sp2 Final Free?

    Well they just said they wouldn't allow usage for the top 15 pirated keys...
     
  4. Murdock

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    Re: Re: Sp2 Final Free?

    If its not free i can always try to slipstream it in XP, like i did with RC2, maybe they let it go on XP, and they tighten up registration security waterproof in the upcoming Longhorn.
     
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    When is Windows XP SP2 going to be released anyways?
     
  6. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Xp sp2 will be free for all legal users :D as for illegal users your SOL unless you can get a hold of a new cd key :dead: that has yet to be shared :hmm:


    The final SP2 is expected this fall, it's more like xp second edition more then a sevice pack, like 400mb un packed, useing all new code some from long horn and 2003!
     
  7. MythicaL

    MythicaL I like computers.

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    Cool... that means it should be more stable (I hope) and maybe faster :cool:
     
  8. The_Neon_Cowboy

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    so far it's a pretty good improvment ;)
     
  9. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    i have beta version 5.5.21.0 of sp2 and i can't install it for illigitmate reasons :evil:. Wish i could though :rolleyes:.
     
  10. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    All Service packs are free.... so this thread is kinda strange to me... they aren't going to sell a windows XP Pro SE.... although they may as well call it that... SP1 for XP was the way XP should have been orginally released.... SP2 easily makes XP SP1 look old.... the new features.. and overall preformance and stability is absalutely outstanding in the RC versions.... amazing... i and other CAN'T wait....
     
  11. pr0digal jenius

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    is SP2 gunna work on the volume licensing keys??(VLKs)


    if so it will become pirated just like everything else since the NT source code got leaked and VLK keygenerators are all over the internet now
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    the xp Service packs usually pack the latest Key Generator codes so they can determine if it's legit or generated... oventually there may be another keygenerator out again.... nothing will stop em.... but i don't expect any ilegal user to be upgrading to sp2 anytime soon...
     
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    there is another keygen already :p
     
  14. Killiepete

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    cough ** cough ** cough **Bit Torrent** cough ** cough ** cough


    :cool:
     
  15. Zelig

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    I thought I saw on Neowin last weex that sp2 was due out in August...
     
  16. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    I just d/led bit torrent, but how do you use it? Got a little window that says "go to a webpage that uses bit torrent"
     
  17. Rasta Monsta

    Rasta Monsta Just an Average Joe...

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    Look at system properties, and check your PID. If it is something other than xxxxx-640-xxxxxxx-xxxxx, Windows Update v5 will not allow any updates, and SP2 will not install.

    The situation is resolvable, you can Google "SP2 PID 640."

    Good luck,

    rasta
     
  18. MikeDaMan

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    So the question hasn't been answered yet. Does anyone know how much longer before this update is released? Sounds like a great update, not sure if it will help inmprove game performance or just Windows key components.
     
  19. Zelig

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    It's supposed to be out in August.

    It's mostly security related updates, though DirectX 9.0c is included, I don't think it will improve performance much.
     
  20. pr0digal jenius

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    i don't think i'm even gunna bother with it....lol...if ti works...hooray..if they expect em to change my CD Key again....well..i'll leave my comptuer to be a plague to the world as it will be 'unsafe'...bwahahahaha
     

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