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Apr 16, 2008
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Windows XP SP3 Official Final Release Schedule in April 2008

Windows XPWindows XP SP3 (Service Pack 3) is probably the last service pack for Windows XP before Microsoft stops selling the operating system on June 30, 2010 or one year after Windows 7 released. Hence, the Windows XP SP3 packs over 1000 hotfixes, patches and updates, coupled with some new features such as new activation scheme, Network Access Protection Module, Black Hole Router Detection and Kernel Model Cryptographic Module.
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Apr 15, 2008
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Windows Vista SP1 May Not Install on Linux Dual Boot Systems

With mass distribution of Windows Vista SP1 around the corner, but it seems like Microsoft now facing another hiccup. Microsoft recently acknowledges that users running a dual-boot system with Windows Vista Enterprise or Ultimate edition together with a Linux distro, and have installed the Linux bootloader into the MBR, will face problem or failure when installing the service pack.
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Apr 14, 2008
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Windows Vista Activation FAQ (Myths and Facts)

Microsoft builds one of the most successful and uncrackable activation requirement in Windows Vista, which serves as an anti-piracy technology designed to verify that Microsoft software products are legitimately and genuinely licensed. Every copy of Windows Vista installed must be activated for its users to continue access to regular Windows Vista functionality while ensuring that your product key is not being misused.
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Apr 14, 2008
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Volume Activation 2.0 Technical Guidance Updated for Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP1

All editions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 requires to be completed product activation process, including those corporate users who are under volume licensing agreement or arrangement and normally use volume license product key (VLK) to activate Windows computers. Further activation method will rely on Volume Activation 2.0 which is part of Microsoft’s Genuine Software Initiative provided by Microsoft’s Software Protection Platform.
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Apr 14, 2008
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Troubleshoot Why Vista SP1 Is Not Available or Offered for Installation in Windows Update or Automatic Updates

Windows Vista SP1Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now slowly been distributed and deployed to all Windows Vista users via Windows Update, Microsoft Update and Automatic Updates. Windows Vista SP1 contains important updates and enhancements that improve reliability, performance and stability of computer system running the operating system, and is recommended to install on every Windows Vista PC.
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Apr 13, 2008
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Windows Vista SP1 Distributed via Windows and Automatic Update

Windows Vista SP1We reported previously that all 36 languages of Windows Vista versions should have their first service pack published to public by Microsoft on April 9. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Instead, Microsoft starts to distribute Windows Vista SP1 for 5 languages – US English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish via Windows Update and Automatic Update system, ahead of previously rumored April 18.
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Apr 13, 2008
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Microsoft Resumes Installation of Vista KB949939 and KB937287 Prerequisite via Windows Update

Windows Vista SP1KB937287 is one of the prerequisite updates that must be installed on Windows Vista PC before the system can be upgraded and installed with Service Pack 1 (SP1). The KB 937287 update intends to upgrade the Servicing Stack layer in Windows Vista, which contains installation program for SP1. Unfortunately, lots of users experience various problems such as unable to install the update, or even worse, computer falls into endless reboot cycle.
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Apr 13, 2008
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Fix USB Issues in Windows Vista with KB941600 Cumulative Updates for USB Core Components

Windows Vista still inherits some of problems and issues faced in Windows XP regarding USB components, such as unable to recognize or detect external or portable USB flash drive after inserted to computer. Microsoft releases an update KB941600 that intends to fix and solve errors and issues that happen when using USB device or function in Windows Vista, but it’s restricted with WGA genuine Windows validation check. Hence you will find the direct download links to the KB941600 update package here.
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