Msg#: 3643718 posted 7:37 am on May 8, 2008 (gmt 0)
I got the updates yesterday and updated one machine. So far I haven't had any troubles, but I also don't notice any performance improvements.
It's always a good idea to let other people be the guinea-pigs when a major service pack comes out. You never know what will be affected. SP3 isn't a major update like SP2 was. If you've kept up with security patches you're not missing much with this update.
Msg#: 3643718 posted 4:04 pm on May 9, 2008 (gmt 0)
Within hours of its release, Microsoft's Service Pack 3 for Windows XP began drawing hundreds of complaints from users who claim the update is wreaking havoc on their PCs. The problems with XP SP3, according to posters on Microsoft's Windows XP message board, range from spontaneous reboots to outright system crashes.