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nekrosoft13
10-08-07, 10:15 PM
Along with the standalone installer redistributables (in English, Japanese, and German), Microsoft also provided the usual release notes and a list of all the hotfixes included in this release. Contrary to popular belief, Windows XP SP3 does ship with all-new features - not just patches and hotfixes, most of them backported from Windows Vista:


New Windows Product Activation model: no need to enter product key during setup. Thank God for that!
Network Access Protection modules and policies have been brought to XP after being one of the more-well-received features in Windows Vista. You can read more about NAP here.
New Microsoft Kernel Mode Cryptographic Module - the Windows XP SP3 kernel now includes an entire module that provides easy access to multiple cryptographic algorithms and is available for use in kernel-mode drivers and services.
New “Black Hole Router” detection - Windows XP SP3 can detect and protect against rogue routers that are discarding data.


Windows XP SP3 now contains 1,073 patches/hotfixes, not including those in previous service packs. Of the 1,073 included updates, 114 are for security-related issues. The remainder are updates to performance & reliability, bugfixes, improvements to kernel-mode driver modules, and many BSOD fixes.

http://neosmart.net/blog/2007/windows-xp-sp3-beta-build-3205-released-analysis-included/#more-485

Dragunov
10-09-07, 08:02 AM
Well, I guess many users will stay with XP, if this SP is as great as told :)

hell_of_doom227
10-09-07, 10:07 AM
Just backport DX10.0...i wish. That would kill Vista Sale totally, and Microsoft is aware of it...but most people don't care about Vista. They want some type of DX10.0 for XP.

Tr1cK
10-09-07, 10:08 AM
+1 for DX10 for XP.

Dragunov
10-09-07, 02:03 PM
They never will backport DX10 :)

ViN86
10-09-07, 03:48 PM
They never will backport DX10 :)
definitely not.

Lfctony
10-10-07, 05:26 PM
Backport the nvlddmkm.sys error!!!

dreavus
10-10-07, 07:09 PM
http://neosmart.net/blog/2007/windows-xp-sp3-beta-build-3205-released-analysis-included/#more-485

Dead link or is it just me?

SLippe
10-10-07, 08:27 PM
Dead link or is it just me?
Not just you. I get the "Page can not be displayed" error.

nekrosoft13
10-10-07, 11:45 PM
works here

newfiejudd
10-11-07, 12:02 AM
so far with My XP system I haven't really noticed any change running SP3.

It's just like good old XP.

IT RUNS GREAT WITHOUT ANY ISSUES.