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Old March 20th, 2004 Top | #1
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Talking Windows XP SP2 RC1/Tech Preview Released

I think this is a scoop for you, but trawling my M$ connective areas of the net I found this link, I think it's a final or first full release:
Click this and see http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...8306/xpsp2.exe

Or http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...be4f/xpsp2.exe
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I'll wait for the official release.


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Think I jumped the gun, maybe, I think it could be a technical release, bitch me if I got it wrong, sorry to thos ethat may have downloaded 273 megs, downloading now myself so will find out, it was added today so that's why i posted it when I found out.
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This is basically Release Candidate 1. Although it is much more stable as compared to the betas, I would highly recommend not installing this on your primary machine.
There's still going to be RC2 before the final is released.
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Find it odd how it was released today though. There are two, 273 and 260.19 mgb(which i am downloading as we speak).

Both I found released on the 20/3/2004. I think i should have an early night as it is late...
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Here are a bunch of nice screenshots showing some of the new features/enhancements:
http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/...xp_sp2_rc1.asp

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Originally Posted by Lee
Find it odd how it was released today though. There are two, 273 and 260.19 mgb(which i am downloading as we speak).

Both I found released on the 20/3/2004. I think i should have an early night as it is late...
The 260MB file according to Microsoft is the German version and the 273MB is the English version.
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This is what I found!

Prerelease:
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Windows XP SP2 RC1/Tech Preview Released-1.gif   Windows XP SP2 RC1/Tech Preview Released-2.gif  
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perhaps the title of this topic should be changed to prevent confusion?
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Originally Posted by cpugeniusmv
perhaps the title of this topic should be changed to prevent confusion?
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build is btw 2, v .2096
Thanks for not throwing mud at me, as I get very confused when I haven't slept for a few days.
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Originally Posted by Lee
Thanks for not throwing mud at me
No it's usually the stocks and everybody will gather round and throw rotten tomatoes!!


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Originally Posted by rushm001
No it's usually the stocks and everybody will gather round and throw rotten tomatoes!!
Wish they still did that in Kent, sounds rather kinky
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I see a serious bug in IE, when you try to download or launch a file (exm. download a zip file from a page or .exe) the download never finishes. It hangs at 99%. I removed the SP2 and everything was fine. Weird I never seem to have issues with prelease of anything but the SP2 has been crazy for me. First time my printspooling would lockup or hang and now that is fine and IE has issues LOL

Does anyone seen this issue I can't believe it is just me on this one.

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Looks like the new firewall should be much better than the old one. Hopefully we wont need another one.


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I need a simple answer from someone who has RC1 installed. Does Windows Firewall prompt you when an application tries to make an outbound connection to the internet? I've been finding way too many conflicting answers on this subject, and I want to know from someone who actually has it installed.
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Sorry I don't use windows built in one. It keeps telling me to keep my system secure I should use automatic updates though (I prefer to do them myself!) which annoys me a bit!


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