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Where can I download the latest xp sp3 5503?

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I have been looking all over for 5503 sp3 not the Pro WinXP but the sp3 alone? Can't find it only the Pro over 600 mb material which I cannot use. Please help. Jim

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You can downlaod the installer from this torrent from here.

http://www.thehotfix.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=19136

But why download it it is classed as a beta and SP3 Final will be here in 2 - 3 weeks!

I was told by a Philopino tech of Microsoft it would be available in March. I have seen all kinds of promises and it still is not here.

I tried that link and I have used it once today and it was a bad download.

Jim

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I was told by a Philopino tech of Microsoft it would be available in March. I have seen all kinds of promises and it still is not here.

I tried that link and I have used it once today and it was a bad download.

Jim

It has been delayed till April!

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It has been delayed till April!

MSFT has always said that XP SP3 would be out sometime in the first half of 2008. That would be by 30 June 2008.

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MSFT has always said that XP SP3 would be out sometime in the first half of 2008. That would be by 30 June 2008.

Look its coming out in april its all over the net, use google before posting crap!

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Tried out XP SP3 5508 on my dual boot setup, XP & Vista, & got an interesting error message:

The core system file (kernel) used to start this computer is not a Microsoft Windows file. The Service Pack will not be installed. For more information, see Knowledge Base article Q327101 at http://support.microsoft.com."

The MS article is not available at the MS site, but a google search threw up a few interesting links. It seems that the Vista boot manager is not being recognised by the SP3 installer.

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Tried out XP SP3 5508 on my dual boot setup, XP & Vista, & got an interesting error message:

The core system file (kernel) used to start this computer is not a Microsoft Windows file. The Service Pack will not be installed. For more information, see Knowledge Base article Q327101 at http://support.microsoft.com."

The MS article is not available at the MS site, but a google search threw up a few interesting links. It seems that the Vista boot manager is not being recognised by the SP3 installer.

So SP3 dont work with Vista bootloader?

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My guess is that SP3 5508 does not work with the official Vista Boot manager that hijacks the boot up when u dual boot with XP. I am also using a 'unofficial' boot loader, BootMgr Installer v1.0.3 , to get an OEM activation on Vista, but I disabled it & tried the XP SP3 install a second time & got the same Q327101 error. However, I only disabled the BootMgr Installer v1.0.3 by manually doing what the uninstall-cmd script does, and did not reboot. But really, the most likely culprit, imho, is the official Vista boot manager that kicks in when u set up a dual boot system.

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My guess is that SP3 5508 does not work with the official Vista Boot manager that hijacks the boot up when u dual boot with XP.

I am also using a 'unofficial' boot loader, BootMgr Installer v1.0.3 , to get an OEM activation on Vista, but I disabled it & tried the XP SP3 install a second time & got the same Q327101 error. However, I only disabled the BootMgr Installer v1.0.3 by manually doing what the uninstall-cmd script does, and did not reboot. But really, the most likely culprit, imho, is the official Vista boot manager that kicks in when u set up a dual boot system.

There is a new official MS file build 5508 out available for MS Windows Update. Get it directly at this link:

Here="http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/svpk/2008/03/windowsxp-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu_c1996fe3afe721f3962a15d6666603ec857f4095.exe"

It is 316 mb.

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yep, thats the one I got from the PORTOS_PT link. I could d/load again, perhaps.

However, I am still guessing at the source of the Q327101 error, cause I have not completely removed the BootMgr Installer v1.0.3 OEM Vista loader on my dual boot setup. And the google links concerning this error were all from people who had trouble with XP SP1 & 2 some years ago, meaning that there could be another app in the XP startup, such as Kerio firewall for example, that is generating the Q327101 error.

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any1 was able do 3311 to 5508 update? i read that version 5508 seems not support build2build updating (IMHO that suck badly)

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many thanks for the link to sp3 v5508.. and there was me thinking v5503 was the last build so far..

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Q327101 Error Solved: I did some drilling thru google links on this error & many people had reported that various theme setups in XP can throw up this error. I had recently themed-up my XP to look like Vista & included a retro monochrome boot screen via TuneUp Utilites, as well as adding the Thoosje Sidebar. The rest was just screen, dialog & icon theme changes. So....I restored the default XP boot screen via TuneUp Utilities & disabled the sidebar loadup just in case, and SP3 5508 went on OK. So....no problem with the official Vista boot loader & no problem with the unofficial OEM boot loader for Vista on my dual boot setup. The retro boot screen installed with Tuneup Utilities was the likely culprit.

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What was the first build of Vista ? Would MS Have XP SP3 Finish where that started ?

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