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    xp service pack 2

    does anyone know when the xp next service pack is available from

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    The Register article from August 2003 says "Q3 2004"

    In October they said "vaguely for first half 2004"

    BetaNews in Novermber 2003 said "by the third quarter of 2004"


    BetaNews is probably the best place to keep an eye on for real info, but they have nothing since December 12th when they said the beta was rumoured to be going out to testers the following week...
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    Summer 2004 - isn't that around the time the x86-64 version of XP comes out?
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    What is the service pack (2) exactly?
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    it's the second service pack, the one after service pack 1

    assorted security fixes, usability updates, sofwtare updates, etc. crucially it features a new version of IE, a much enhanced firewall, and a big chunk of system files recompiled with the latest tools to avoid memory leaks & buffer overflows

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    So does that mean that Service pack 1 (for XP) & Service pack 1A (also for XP) are two different updates ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_07
    So does that mean that Service pack 1 (for XP) & Service pack 1A (also for XP) are two different updates ??
    no microsoft had to make 1a due to some legal issues afaik...

    the sp1a doesnt include microsoft java thing i think otherwise there the same.

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    so what is the java thing ? not anying important is it?
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    it was a legal requirement that they remove their version of the java virtual machine. you can get the sun jvm from java.sun.com

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    i'm on the Service pack 2 beta program, we finally got it early jan

    Its shaping up to be a nice update a few program incompatabilities but ive reported them so they should be fixed. XP firewall has been upgraded - it now actaully works! And IE comes with a built in popup blocker. There the only real changes i can see so far

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    i'm waiting for my confirmation from beta.microsoft.com - i'm on the Windows Update 5 beta, but i can't actually USE that without SP2

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