SP2 RTM ON Betaplace

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  1. Louie6666

    Louie6666 Just One Sick-Lizard

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    For those of you that have been testing SP2 The final build is now availble at https://windowsbeta.microsoft.com downloading at pretty good speed as we speak :)

    Not even sure what the final build number is yet will post back in about 25 mins :)
     
  2. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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  3. Louie6666

    Louie6666 Just One Sick-Lizard

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    Yep its 2180

    just need the patched uxtheme now :)
     
  4. kohkohnut

    kohkohnut New Member

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    Sorri but wats RTM?

    Are those links dat u pple posted above the final SP2s? :confused:
     
  5. REGENERAT1ON

    REGENERAT1ON NGO Crew

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    yep.. this rtm (release to manufacturers) suppose to be the final.

    real info about the file:
    MD5:59a98f181fe383907e520a391d75b5a7
    Original filename:WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe
    Size:266mb

    Whats new?

    Windows Installer 3.0,
    Windows Media Player 9
    DirectX 9.0c
    better HTTP SSL handling
    Improved Windows driver detection
    updates for almost all windows components (against unknown bugs)
    and few useless minor updates
    improved COM+ processing
    updates & added:Outlook Express,Messenger,Group policy,Alerter,Bluetooth,Client Administrative Tools
    Security Center panel

    Improved Security:
    *Added Popup blocker to IE
    *Minor security updates to IE
    *Improved Windows Firewall (controlling Applications internet access,now Firewall is based on one service.. less ram usage and more advanced configurations. now Windows firewall act like Professional firewall software)
    *Data Execution Protection (DEP) helps protect against damage fom viruses and other Security Threats
     
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    kohkohnut New Member

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    huh?but i tot SP2 was delayed again? :confused:
     
  7. REGENERAT1ON

    REGENERAT1ON NGO Crew

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    "As Stated In Official MS Beta Newsgroups:

    Final testing is complete and at 10:08am this morning we signed off on build 2180 as Windows XP Service Pack 2, releasing it to manufacturing. The final build will be available to beta sites immediately at http://windowsbeta.microsoft.com/download/dl3.asp. You will find both English and German versions there, Japanese will follow early next week.

    Next week the service pack will be available on the Microsoft Download Center for general download. In the interim we're making the update available to you via the beta web site.

    If you are running RC2, or any other build released to beta sites, we invite you to turn on Automatic Updates, and starting on August 10th your system will automatically download the express version of Windows XP SP2. For typical home users this is about a 75 MB download; for those on RC2 it should be less than 30 MB. As soon as the background download is complete, you will be prompted to install SP2 and to accept the EULA (SP2 does not install automatically even if Automatic Updates is set to automatically install security updates). If you have a modem connection, don't "Cancel" the update once it's in progress; just disconnect and when you reconnect later, it will automatcially pick up where it left off until it completes.

    Q: What's next?

    A: For the next 2 weeks the beta newsgroups will still be available to you. We'll be in the newsgroups and hope you'll discuss your experience with early SP2 deployments there. On August 18th the newsgroups will close and we'll move on to finding and fixing the bugs in Windows 2003 Server SP1.

    Thanks for all your time and effort in driving the quality high in SP2 and finding those tricky issue that only seem to occur in the wild and never under laboratory conditions. Be sure to verify and update your contact information at http://beta.microsoft.com so we can get in touch with you in the future.

    I hope your experience testing SP2 was a good one. We've saved the chat logs and when we build the next beta program I'll see what we can do to implement some of your suggestions."
     
  8. kohkohnut

    kohkohnut New Member

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    Thanx for the explanation :D

    Sorri another dumb qn here,on a freshly installed WinXP,do i have to install SP1 before installing SP2?Does SP2 include the patches in SP1?
     
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  9. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    That's not a dumb question. :)

    If you start the installation for SP2 and it says you need SP1 first, then you'll know for sure. I don't have the immediate answer as to whether it's needed or not. Possibly, it is.
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Must be a LOT of people getting it. All the links are really slow. Guess I'll have to trust the DSL to stay connected during the next 4 hours. :(
     
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    lol neowin removed all links.. what a losers :p
     
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    The link for www.tcmagazine.net is the best link that I have found. Took about 30 minutes to download SP2 RTM at avg speed of 150kbs. The rest of the links that I have found are very, very, slow.
     
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    Thank you

    I'm so glad DH has some mirrors, like Regeneration said, NeoWin removed their links :lol: :D Thanks folks!

    Gonna download, install and slipstream all before the night is done (Hopefully) :)
     
  17. The_Neon_Cowboy

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    use download acellerator add the one then the other as a mirror... downloading it from both sites with 2 connections each I got it at 200-300k but thats just the way i work ;)

    but then again I had stated downloading at the time i posted that link.... by now there are more people downloading it
     
  18. Louie6666

    Louie6666 Just One Sick-Lizard

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    Seems nice enough so far...I appear to have lost some cpu speed in certain benchmarks....probably just me...last install was so well tweaked...may take me a while to get it just so!

    Did A slipstreamed install, wish they left the old ati drivers out! No crashing solid as a rock even with me running silly overclock on Tbird 1.4ghs@7.5x206fsb

    Oh yeah you can slip stream it straight over sp1 copies & the original gold build of xp, have tested both methods....wouldn't install over top...do a clean install...runs cludgy otherwise...

    Weird My mouse keeps drifting upwards intermitantly...if anyone elses notices this let me know
     
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    Will it work from scratch???

    :confused: I have yet to see this answered or properly addressed.....will SP2 install on a new install of XP (one that hasn't had a SINGLE update yet i.e. servicepackless)?

    and yes, that is a rather stupid-fast link, get'n at 255 KB/sec!
     

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