Microsoft releases Windows XP SP3 to Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center

Microsoft releases Windows XP SP3 to Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center

Summary: Following last week's delay, Microsoft finally releases Windows XP SP3 to Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center.

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Following last week's delay, Microsoft finally releases Windows XP SP3 to Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center.

Windows XP SP3As to the issues last week relating to Microsoft Dynamics RMS, here's what a Microsoft spokesperson had to say:

Following last week’s discovery of a compatibility issue between both Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista SP1 and Microsoft Dynamics RMS, Microsoft created and deployed a filter on Windows Update that will not offer either service packs to Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers. A fix for this issue is currently in testing at Microsoft and with customers and we hope to make it publicly available this month. Until then, Microsoft is advising Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers to not install either service pack. Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers running Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1 should contact Microsoft Customer Support Services for additional information.

Note: Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers should download and install this hotfix before applying Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1. 

XP SP3 

Here are some download links for you:

Here's the announcement on the Microsoft Update Product Team blog

For more information on XP SP3 check out the following:

Topics: Windows, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Security, Software

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  • Good Man!

    Adrian;

    Downloading as I speak. Thank's for the hard work and personal drive in technology, Dude!
    Kromaethius
  • RE: Microsoft releases Windows XP SP3 to Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center

    What I'd be interested to know is how well this works on a machine with SP2 that's had auto update disabled from the get go. I had to disable auto updates because they were crashing Windows so badly that only a complete re-install put the machine back in working order.
    c.wilson@...
  • RE: Microsoft releases Windows XP SP3 to Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center

    I have heard that XP-SP3 is junk!!! People who have dwbnlded it, had to re-install their whole Windowa OS. Get the bugs out, try it on your specialists PC's and prove to the public that it SP3 is worth uploading on their units. I would, but I am very hesitant, to be frank!!!! to much negative publicity. BM
    BOBDACOTA