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The company apparently isn't done with Windows XP yet, either. Reports this week suggested that just as one group of testers got their hands on Vista SP1, another group began testing Windows XP SP3, which Microsoft has preliminary plans to release the first half of next year. Microsoft on Wednesday confirmed those reports.

Not sure if anyone actually wants to try a pre-beta but if you want to you can find a link here:
/>http://www.thehotfix.net/

This does make you sign up in their forums, but I'm sure if you search google hard enough you'll find a rapidshare link, or something similiar. Its around 350 MB.

Also for all those that are interested, Vista SP1 will be released August 14 through windows update. According to:
/>http://www.toptechnews.com/story.xhtml?story_id=00200076GGAA

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For me i'll just wait for the XP SP3 final.... On vista side as what TED said More Vista incompatibility issues..... I think they are starting also for Vista SP2 soon :D , like XP last time....

aNtRoBs

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Windows XP will be supported until 2012 I believe. That's what I heard I could be wrong though.

2010 is what I heard, same as windows 2000.

They wanted to stop this year, but major corps complained up the a** :D

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Windows XP will be supported until 2012 I believe. That's what I heard I could be wrong though.

2010 is what I heard, same as windows 2000.

They wanted to stop this year, but major corps complained up the a** :D

Ah 2010, that's what it was.

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Ah 2010, that's what it was.

Well hopefully Vista will be running fine by that time, Probably will be on SP4. :lol: Actually waiting for SP2 before I upgrade to Vista. And Ill probably just buy a new computer with it preinstalled.

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Ah 2010, that's what it was.

Well hopefully Vista will be running fine by that time, Probably will be on SP4. :lol: Actually waiting for SP2 before I upgrade to Vista. And Ill probably just buy a new computer with it preinstalled.

I doubt it, with the 20 plus spywarez built into it... Hope fully someone finds a way to disable this crap... and the next os will be better anyways.

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till 2010 should be windows viena

fungus nobody in microsoft will disable spyware, if they do that or make holeless system fbi will not let them rls it :P

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Teddy Rogers

If you have a 64bit machine and you want to use a 64bit OS your choice is a bit limited. Personally I would opt for Vista. There are 64bit versions of XP and Win2K3 but there are compatibility issues with these platforms to regarding driver support...

Ted.

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Ted

I tried that Vista x64, and I wouldn't say that is better compatible and supports all drivers (if they're some made for Vista)... - I personally would choose XP x64, because for XP, you know how to kill that integrated spyware. :P

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Teddy Rogers

I don't know what is in your system but Vista x64 comes out of the box already supporting a lot of hardware and today more hardware manufacturers have Vista x64 compatible drivers out there. You could have argued at the beginning of the year that there wasn't much supporting drivers and software for x64 but this has been changing rapidly.

I have and use Vista x64 and for drivers the only hardware manufacturer that effects myself and who seem to be slow moving forward is Creative with their webcams.

There is a lot more native x64 software out there now and x32 software that can run fine under x64 than there was at the beginning of the year, you just have to dig about a bit. I have been pleasantly surprised.

As for WinXP x64 I tried that and I had a nightmare time with drivers and software, my own personal experience just doesn't see this as a viable and forward looking future if you have bought recently a 64bit system and looking to upgrade your OS.

Remember you can use VMWare for backward compatibility or, if you really need to, dual boot...

Ted.

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