Microsoft has announced an upcoming Windows XP Service Pack 3. The Windows XP SP3 is primarily a package of previously released updates, security updates and hotfixes.However, a test run by Devil Mountain Software, says it boosts performance.10 of the 60 i know it needs, and none of the optional (like . I've tried reinstalling the windows update agent, fails because it's already installed. NET Framework 4.5) that i know i need to get on this machine. Tried re-naming the Software Distribution folder incase of corruption. Microsoft makes no Warranties, Expressed or Implied, in this document." The non-binding description of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Windows XP SP3) includes all previously released Windows XP updates and hotfixes and select out-of-band releases. According to Microsoft's white paper, the pending download does not include; Windows Internet Explorer 7, but it does include updates to both Internet Explorer 6 and 7.
Early Reports of Tests of Windows XP SP3: According to Tech Spot, a test run of the service pack by Devil Mountain Software Group provided an unexpected boost in performance.
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The latest from Microsoft is a news of an upcoming download for Windows XP called Windows XP Service Pack 3.
According to the white paper published by Microsoft to wit "This white paper is for informational purposes only.