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PCarr78
07-30-02, 06:23 PM
Yes, ladies and gents, the long awaited Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 is OUT!

Finally. Weighing in at a hefty 124 MB,this thing is no small potato! (That's about HALF the size of the ENTIRE win2k OS)

Perhaps the best fix is the one that KILLS THE NVIDIA REFRESH RATE BUG!

Here is the direct link for the Network Installer:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/win2000platform/SP/SP3/NT5/EN-US/w2ksp3.exe


Here is a quote - www.osnews.com :
After several months of beta testing, the most important service pack ever issued for Windows 2000 is at last available for download. The Service Pack 3 (124 MB, German here) is a collection of bug fixes that addresses all the issues that were discovered since Windows 2000 shipped. This new Service Pack 3 also adds some new features like the ability to configure the middleware and an automatic updater.

|JuiceZ|
07-30-02, 08:23 PM
thx for the notice corp, I'll be sure to grab it @ wrk.

netviper13
07-30-02, 08:29 PM
I may be going back to Win2k on my next format, so this is good news.

PCarr78
07-30-02, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by JuiceZ
thx for the notice corp, I'll be sure to grab it @ wrk.

No problem!

Damn!

Been waiting for this one FOREVER!

volt
07-30-02, 09:58 PM
LMAO, i was about to post. Though it's not officially announced I think.

Starscream
07-30-02, 10:51 PM
Finally!

That's a big mozza ball to download on 56k though. argh.

SavagePaladin
07-31-02, 05:38 AM
I'm relatively sure the 2K and XP service packs (this and the one that isn't out) kill the refresh rate bug.
They also include a bunch of stuff that adds coolness, IMO
I'm all for it

|JuiceZ|
07-31-02, 10:26 AM
Does anyone have any mirrors cause I'm getting 10kb/s d/l speeds on our T1 here @ wrk? Guess M$ srv's are taking an early beating....

netviper13
07-31-02, 10:56 AM
Does anyone know how 2k fares against XP as far as game compatibility now that SP3 is out?

Matthyahuw
07-31-02, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by netviper13
Does anyone know how 2k fares against XP as far as game compatibility now that SP3 is out? Supposedly, very well...

SavagePaladin
07-31-02, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by netviper13
Does anyone know how 2k fares against XP as far as game compatibility now that SP3 is out?
I was told you'll be able to install App Compatiblity Toolkit 2.5 on sp3.
That's all I could say.
___
and I can say about sp3 now 'speedy. and I finally can get rid of Outlook Express'

DadGT
07-31-02, 12:25 PM
I'll give it a couple of weeks to make sure. After NT4.0 SP2, I learned my lesson. Can not access the floppy drive more than once...wtf was up with that.

PCarr78
07-31-02, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by netviper13
Does anyone know how 2k fares against XP as far as game compatibility now that SP3 is out?

It is identical.

netviper13
07-31-02, 05:38 PM
Schweet, that means next format I install 2k.

Oh yeah, it's been a while since I used 2k, does it have the backup program?

Starscream
07-31-02, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by SavagePaladin
I finally can get rid of Outlook Express'

YES! That alone is worth installing sp3.

SavagePaladin
07-31-02, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by Starscream


YES! That alone is worth installing sp3.
it's only really 'hide' it as you may have heard, but its still nice to be able to do that to all that stuff i never want to use :p

According to them, a lot of other programs rely on their built in stuff. I have no idea.

vampireuk
08-01-02, 04:43 AM
I'm switching back to 2000 for my course, so I think ill get this:cool: although I think ill get someone else to download it with a faster connection;)

Philibob
08-01-02, 06:32 AM
I finally can get rid of Outlook Express'
Like on XP with office XP where when you just try to delete the shortcut it says:

The outlook desktop icon provides special functionality and we recommend that you do not remove it.

Special functionality? The only special functionality i've seen is the ability to start outlook with two clicks. I can start outlook just as quick going through the start menu.

SavagePaladin
08-01-02, 09:43 AM
it does provide special functionality. it annoys the hell out of you <g>

Spectral
08-01-02, 10:16 AM
Woo! good news... I wonder what else they have added.

SavagePaladin
08-01-02, 10:28 AM
installer 2.0 I've heard
I don't know the whole story. I'm sure theres more, but I don't have a list and its not as if old info is ever all that accurate :p

netviper13
08-01-02, 09:21 PM
http://support.microsoft.com/support/misc/kblookup.asp?ID=320853

List of all bugfixes in SP3

|JuiceZ|
08-01-02, 09:23 PM
THANK YOU! I've been doin' my best to find that since I installed the patch @ wrk. It would kinda be nice to see what was fixed :p