| 7:11 am on Jul 12, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Where are we with SP3? I've been holding off on it until I solve a problem with my external backup clone drives.
| 3:25 pm on Aug 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Downloading it now via a manual update. 66Mb! Here we go.
| 10:42 pm on Aug 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
OMG. It took about an hour to install! It downloads, then spends ages verifying the download, then says it's downloading more! Then, eventually, it starts installing. But not before it does a laborious backup of loads of files. It kept me back at work! My own fault - I should have avoided it. Agh!
| 9:24 am on Aug 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I recently installed XP SP3 by downloading the standalone package and Vista SP1 by using updates. XP went smoothly but Vista was mega-slow. I won't install a servicepack using updates again if I can avoid it.
I only tested Vista briefly but I noticed several bugs remain unfixed - in fact I only noticed one improvement!
| 5:39 pm on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Trying to figure out if I should install SP3. Having a hard time finding recent articles on the subject. Any pointers?
| 5:59 pm on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
updated via the automatic update on my machine two days ago and haven't had a single issue as of yet....fingers crossed it stays that way.
| 6:04 pm on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
The most annoying bad thing in SP3 that I found (apart from expiration of Remote Desktop in beta version) is that they silently reset TCP/IP stack to default 10 half-open connections limit - if you never came across with this limit you probably won't care though.
| 6:23 pm on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
|apart from expiration of Remote Desktop in beta version |
The Release Notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3 [download.microsoft.com] documents a workaround to remove the test certificate that is responsible for the text message being displayed.
I'm not certain if that is the issue you are describing, but perhaps worth a look.
| 6:58 pm on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Thanks coopster - I sorted this problem out somehow differently, can't remember exactly to be honest - but I think it did not involve full reinstall - it was a close call though :)
| 3:23 pm on Aug 25, 2008 (gmt 0)|
No problem. Where did you come across the TCP/IP stack information there? Internal testing or was there a document you can refer us to?
| 3:45 pm on Aug 25, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Testing - it's very easy to verify - have your WinXP SP2 patched to unblock 10 half-open connections limit, then install SP3 and watch that the limit went back to 10 - this was bad idea to begin with and now they refreshed it :(
| 7:56 pm on Aug 31, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I installed it when it first came out before it was pushed to automatic updates, and the speed of machine dropped by 75%, I promptly uninstalled it...
I support < specialized businesses >, and we are avoiding installing it until all the practice management companies say its ok to install...
[edited by: tedster at 9:25 pm (utc) on Aug. 31, 2008]
[edit reason] removed business specifics [/edit]