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    Windows XP SP2 Goes Gold

    Windows XP SP2 Goes Gold

    Posted by michael on Friday August 06, @08:15PM @ http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/08/06/2015257

    writertype writes "PC Magazine reports that Microsoft has released Windows XP SP2 to PC OEMs after a two-day delay. A package of stories, complete with an exploration of the new update, is here. The best way for users to get the update, according to Microsoft, is to have Windows Update turned on; a CD version will be made available." Reader Critical_ writes "With all the news of SP2 being delayed, it seems like Microsoft may have pulled a rabbit out of its hat by releasing RTM on its WindowsBeta site. Neowin has a screenshot of the download page and MSFN has the release information. The final build is 2180. For those who can't download it for whatever reason, Microsoft is giving away free CDs here. Happy installing."
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    More info here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811113
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=835935

    The final version can be got here. Its being released officially tomorrow:
    http://w3.gorge.net/shadow/xpsp2_RTM_ENU.exe

    If you run Norton dont dl yet as it disables it. Symantec will release patch on 10th:
    http://service.symantec.com/xpinfo

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    cheers for the heads-up guys. ill wait till the 10th as i run NIS/AV.
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    So how's everyone getting on with it so far? I like the new Security Centre, although I'd like to turn off the warning icon that says I don't have AV software installed, or the firewall turned on.

    Apart from that, it seems fine to me. I needed a updated version of Nero (the latest works fine) but it warned me about that as I tried to run it for the first time, post-SP2.

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    I'm running a beta (kept up to date) so it's no real hype for me. I'd like to see it downloaded to help secure a lot of PC's out there...

    Other than that it's nothing special. I'm really annoyed at them moving the device manager button... I always click that!
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    Hehe you'll be bringing up the windows update page instead for a while until it click

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    I'll be bringing it up for a while until it works... the site has slowed right down.
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    Anyone got a link to a SP2 uxtheme.dll << thats yhe one thing bugging me atm. Dead themes

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    Make sure you backup your data before you install it, some people have reported Windows not booting after updating.

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    so apart from nero and that theme dll file are there any other programs that won't work? or need a patch?

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    when is the proper release day?

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    It should be sometime this week by the looks, maybe even later today. I'm sure we'll know soon enough.
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    I got this emailed to me by Bink.NU

    Windows XP SP2 RTM!

    As you may already know last friday Microsoft Released Windows XP Service Pack 2 to Manufacturing (RTM).

    RTM means that the update pack is done and that it is getting ready to be posted on the web, Windows Update and deilverd to AR's (Authorized Replicators, CD manufacturers)
    Official winXP sp2 beta testers received an email friday: "Final testing is complete and at 10:08am (Redmond time) morning we signed off on build 2180 as Windows XP Service Pack 2, releasing it to manufacturing"

    So where can you get it? Well if you are a official winXP sp2 beta tester you can get it on http://Windowsbeta.microsoft.com

    If you have a MSDN subscribtion you can get it at
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads/

    Premier Support customers should get it any time now
    https://premier.microsoft.com

    The rest have to wait for it this week.
    If you have turned on Automatic Updates in Windows XP you'll be notified when it is ready to go. (Tuesday)

    This is the official name and logo, wich will be used for the XP reloaded marketing campaign.
    The campaign will include free XP sp2 CD's at computer stores
    PC manufacterers will have pre installed winXP sp2 machines in 6 to 8 weeks in the shops.

    Localized versions of the about 25 languages of XP sp2 will start apearing in 3 weeks. (german is available for beta testers)

    users on p2p networks might get their hands on this free update now.

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