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I don't notice that my computer runs any faster. For me the primary advantage of SP3 has been the reduction of Hotfixes and Updates after a fresh install of XP.

 

I've already got the SP3 Standalone, so I may try and create a slipstream installation CD and see if it works on the next build.

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XP always has to be installed first, otherwise it just overwrites the bootloader, go figure it's MS afterall lol.

 

If there is a speed increase with SP3 it's marginal for me, I definitely haven't noticed anything significant.

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XP always has to be installed first, otherwise it just overwrites the bootloader, go figure it's MS afterall lol.

I can't think of a single OS that doesn't overwrite the bootloader...

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If there is a speed increase with SP3 it's marginal for me, I definitely haven't noticed anything significant.

ya theres hardly a difference, foxconn pc runs the same way it did on sp2

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I can't think of a single OS that doesn't overwrite the bootloader...

 

Well let's see; Linux doesn't kill XP's bootloader, OS-X doesn't, Vista doesn't... but dare try to install XP after one of those... XP always gets installed first.

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I had the beta when it first came out. Seems harmless but no mysterious advantage. I slipstreamed the final just because it keeps me from having to update. Yes the updates to SP2 probably weren't even necessary (as mentioned) but I always gave in and did them eventually ... no good reason.

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Well let's see; Linux doesn't kill XP's bootloader, OS-X doesn't, Vista doesn't... but dare try to install XP after one of those... XP always gets installed first.

well, to be fair, 2 out of 3 of those OSs didn't exist when XP came out, so how could it detect an OS that didn't exist yet?

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Also, ditch the SP3 beta and download the full version if you haven't already. SP3 beta screw with Remote Desktop. I had to uninstall it and install the final releae in order to be able to remote connect to anything.

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Over the past day I've installed SP3 on the two machines in my signature. After a defrag, I don't see much difference in performance; I haven't done any benchmarks as yet. As for stability it's so far, so good.

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