Updating to xp service pack 3

09 Mar

This update includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly alter the users experience with the operating system.

This download is the self-extracting executable, which contains the update package for Windows XP Service Pack 3.

This final build of Windows XP Service Pack 3 includes all the previously released updates for the operating system from Windows XP Service Pack 3 RC1 going forwards.

This release includes more networking and security enhancements for the operating system.

Amongst these updates are features such as an updated Microsoft Management Console 3.0 (which already appears in Windows Server 2008 and Vista) and an update to Wifi protected access to make wireless surfing more secure.

There has also been added a “health checking” component that’s already used by Windows Server 2008 which can check to make sure that certain upgrades and security features are in place for XP-based clients before they are allowed to log onto a network.

We don't have any change log information yet for version B 5512 of Windows XP Service Pack 3.

I don't have an intention of making a career of reviving old dogs and turning them into Windows 8 boxes, but my decades of computer experience tells me that there will come a day when doing so is necessary for some critical and unexpected reason.

So I've gone ahead and downloaded a copy of the "professionals and developers" installer for SP3, which is a self-contained downloadable executable. Go ahead and let me know what you think in the Talk Back section below.

Good news: Microsoft offers free technical support for Windows Update and that support provided a solution to my problem.

While consumers are conditioned to call their hardware manufacturer for technical support, Microsoft offers free support for Service Pack 3 for Windows XP, IE7 and Windows Update.