I have Win XP Home SP2 and updates to last week. Tonight when I went to the
MS Windows Update page and selected Custom Update, I got a page about SP3. It
said I could download it by selecting that option, of take a link to obtain a
CD (a physical CD - not a download image). The link took me to a maze of
verious pages each with dozens of other links and after about an hour in that
maze, I did not find anywhere that allowed me to order the dam thing!!!! I,
like a significantly large portion of MS users in the world, am on a slow
dialup internet access, So how the hell are we expected to download more that
a few MB of data. I, and I suspect most folks would have no objection at all
to paying for the cost of the CD, the copying, and the shipping - hell, even
MZ has to make a living!! If the friendly folks on this Group can't answer
or speak for MS, then who do we lodge this complaint too at the company.
Thanks for letting me blow off a little bit of steam GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Gray
"Shenan Stanley" wrote:
> Shenan Stanley wrote:
> > Why not wait until the two things have been released officially to
> > the public before worrying about how you might obtain them? ;-)
> ZNDX Inc. wrote:
> > Okay, today is the official release of WinXP SP3 ... I'd really
> > like to know if/how and where I can order a free CD for my Prof.
> > box.
> Why are you ordering the CD again?
> There's the direct link to the official SP3 RTM download. ~316MB containing
> approximately 1100 updates/etc.
> At this time (7:40AM Pacific) - I don't know of any CDs being offered yet.
> It took a while for DVDs to be offered for Windows Vista SP1 - likely will
> be the same for Windows XP SP3. However - if you just Google and/or use the
> search on Microsoft's web page (although it may be a bold posting on the
> front page for Microsoft when it happens) - I am sure you can find it when
> it appears.
> Shenan Stanley
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