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TheGozr
01-02-2008, 02:05 AM
Love it, it remind me more of w Server2003.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyi...720aa&displaylang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=75ed934c-8423-4386-ad98-36b124a720aa&displaylang=en)

TheGozr
01-02-2008, 02:05 AM
Love it, it remind me more of w Server2003.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyi...720aa&displaylang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=75ed934c-8423-4386-ad98-36b124a720aa&displaylang=en)

partic_3
01-02-2008, 02:52 AM
Well... I think people would be better advised to wait until the gold build, this is a release candidate version. I have heard some good things about SP3, though.

Crazy_Goanna
01-02-2008, 04:03 AM
Very Interesting although I will wait until it is release with the bugs ironed out. I thought that Vista was what M$oft were promoting now, is this an admittance that consumers are staying with XP and Vista is flawed at the moment? I know that even though I got an upgrade to Vista with my new computer via the copy of XP that I installed, I have no desire to install it yet until the bugs are eliminated and either service packs 1 or 2 are released. I will definitely check out this service pack 3 when released in its entirety and not the beta version, I expect that it will possibly enable some sort of Vista style interface, as there are plenty of 3rd party add-ons available to make XP look and behave similarly.

stansdds
01-02-2008, 04:04 AM
I'll try beta versions of some software, but certainly not for the operating system. From what I have heard, SP3 is mostly a cumulative security update, everything from the release of SP2 to the present and little more.

alert_1
01-02-2008, 04:30 AM
Vista is dead end, just like Windows ME, XP SP3--->Windows 7 is road to future form most

Aaron_GT
01-02-2008, 04:54 AM
Windows XP is still the defacto standard in the corporate world, so will be supported for some time to come. Some companies have only just migrated from Windows 2000!

R_Target
01-02-2008, 09:06 AM
Thanks for the tip Gozr. I'm going to try it this evening. Maybe I'll turn System Restore back on before I do. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

Haigotron
01-02-2008, 09:33 AM
here's the link to the official whitepaper for SP3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...F5110&displaylang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=68C48DAD-BC34-40BE-8D85-6BB4F56F5110&displaylang=en)

TheGozr
01-02-2008, 10:11 AM
Well i've been running the Sp3 and it remind me the server 2003 OS.. ( a good thing )
My windows run some how more stable and snapier even with a tweaked windows to run faster... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
My loading time on sim or apps sim are quicker something some how changed on the memory management.. All good. So far i like it and this is coming from a windows server 2003 preference guy.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

leitmotiv
01-02-2008, 10:13 AM
Keep us posted, G---thanks!

BrotherVoodoo
01-02-2008, 10:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Well i've been running the Sp3 and it remind me the server 2003 OS.. ( a good thing )
My windows run some how more stable and snapier even with a tweaked windows to run faster...
My loading time on sim or apps sim are quicker something some how changed on the memory management.. All good. So far i like it and this is coming from a windows server 2003 preference guy.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sold.... I will give it a go, thanks for the warm fuzzy Gozr http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

arrowtalon
01-02-2008, 12:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Vista is dead end, just like Windows ME, XP SP3---&gt;Windows 7 is road to future form most
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've been running Vista now for about two months on my laptop. I don't think it is a "dead end", in fact, I've been impressed by it. I think most of the negative stuff you hear is put out there by people that haven't used it, tried to put it on a system that couldn't handle it. Another point: Apple has conducted a very effective smear campaign that I don't think is fair.

Interestingly, loading times of many programs on Vista are noticeably faster than with XP.

My conclusion after owning Vista:

If you have a machine that's running XP and you're satisfied with it, stick with it. There's no reason to get Vista just to get Vista. If you're buying a new machine and have the option of XP or Vista, I would get Vista, as it does have a few amenities (DirectX 10, better gaming support) that are nice.

Brain32
01-02-2008, 12:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TheGozr:
Well i've been running the Sp3 and it remind me the server 2003 OS.. ( a good thing )
My windows run some how more stable and snapier even with a tweaked windows to run faster... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
My loading time on sim or apps sim are quicker something some how changed on the memory management.. All good. So far i like it and this is coming from a windows server 2003 preference guy.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Wow that sounds great, I'm also a Win Server 2003 preference guy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

VMF-214_HaVoK
01-02-2008, 02:14 PM
Nothing for Pro 64bit I see...perhaps I should just install my 32bit version. At least I will be able to stream to my 360 since MS dont wont to support it in that regards either.

S!

Xiolablu3
01-02-2008, 02:20 PM
Thanks for the heads up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Does anyone actaully know if there is a benefit for 64 bit CPU's in running Windows XP 64 yet?

Last I heard, 32 bit windows was still faster for games, even with an Athlon 64 CPU.

Have any performance gains been acheived by Windows 64 bit or Vista 64 bit yet?

Thats the only time I wil change from Windows XP, I find it incredibly stable and know my way around it.

Vista seems a bit bloated to me.

VW-IceFire
01-02-2008, 03:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by arrowtalon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Vista is dead end, just like Windows ME, XP SP3---&gt;Windows 7 is road to future form most
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've been running Vista now for about two months on my laptop. I don't think it is a "dead end", in fact, I've been impressed by it. I think most of the negative stuff you hear is put out there by people that haven't used it, tried to put it on a system that couldn't handle it. Another point: Apple has conducted a very effective smear campaign that I don't think is fair.

Interestingly, loading times of many programs on Vista are noticeably faster than with XP.

My conclusion after owning Vista:

If you have a machine that's running XP and you're satisfied with it, stick with it. There's no reason to get Vista just to get Vista. If you're buying a new machine and have the option of XP or Vista, I would get Vista, as it does have a few amenities (DirectX 10, better gaming support) that are nice. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You're saying what I've been saying but people aren't much for listening http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The same stuff came out when XP started out too...Vista will have its day. Really both could be allot better in so many ways but MS is the standard for most consumer level software and definitely games...so gotta do what you gotta do till someone can beat them.

R_Target
01-02-2008, 03:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
The same stuff came out when XP started out too...Vista will have its day. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, but not today.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Early XP was a nightmare though.

DuxCorvan
01-02-2008, 03:50 PM
Something for Home Edition users? Dual processor support would be great, but I guess just too great. I don't get that has to be a 'Pro', when dual is the standard at homes now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Xiolablu3
01-02-2008, 04:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Something for Home Edition users? Dual processor support would be great, but I guess just too great. I don't get that has to be a 'Pro', when dual is the standard at homes now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Do you think?

I would bet thatsingle core CPU's are still by far more popular at home, even for gamers.

I reckon only the real enthusiasts, like ourselves, along with the few who have natuarally upgraded this year, will have duals cores.

I fix computers for a living (Studied COmputer STudies at Liverpool Universtity) , and I havent seen one dual core in any of them yet. I see mostly Pentium 4's and Celerons, with the odd Pentium 3 and AMD.

Codex1971
01-02-2008, 04:26 PM
I agree...Vista is going through the same growing pains as XP did when it first came out. In 5 or so years time people will be complaining about Windows v7 (Vienna) and saying Vista is better. Same old same old. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

I'm running Vista Ultimate 32 and love it, I won't go back to XP. It's same when I first got XP and all my mates were still using Win98 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

BrotherVoodoo
01-03-2008, 09:27 AM
I installed SP3 last night. I can't say I notice anything running faster but in the same breath nothing seems to be broken. (whew). I tested out a couple of games and everything still runs great (knocks on wood). I'll let you know if anything pops up, but SP3 seems to be a winner.

Capt.LoneRanger
01-03-2008, 06:27 PM
When new things are released, everybody damns it and praises what is more familiar.

That's just the way it is.


My experiences with Vista were very bad. Had a preinstalled Notebook with Vista32 Home Premium and all up-to-date drivers. After the second boot it got me a bluescreen and I had countless lockups and resets in the meanwhile, no matter what drivers I use or what settings were changed. It sure looks nice and it has some great features over XP but nothing really new.

Ugly_Kid
01-04-2008, 01:13 AM
I think they should have made 64bit Vista only and thus forcing the software and hardware suppliers to follow the suit and make 64bit stuff more readily available, now it's a right mess. Vista was a proper place to make a clean cut, just like windows 95 and they missed it, now consumers will be facing uncertainty for several years pondering whether to go 64bit or not, they just shifted the unevitable. :&lt;

What mostly p!sses me off is that current industry standard is 32bit XP and if my worst fears are right we'll be moving to 32bit Vista in couple of years - we'll just have the benefit of having our stuff running even slower, in computing we are already severely limited by the memory support of 32bit XP and going to 64bit XP is not generally allowed/supported :&lt; with Vista it will be just the same ****.

DrHerb
01-06-2008, 12:13 PM
I installed it, nothing really changed as far as I can see. Mind you im having no issues either so I'll leave it in