Windows XP SP3 Nears Automatic Release

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News Posted: Wed, Jul 9 2008 2:11 PM

Ever wonder why Microsoft releases these sorts of major updates via manual update first? Well, if you've been reading along, you know why (and we've seen more than one example of why). However, Windows XP SP3, after its initial fits and starts, is nearly ready to hit automatic distribution via Windows Update.

This was revealed in an MSDN blog post by Nick MacKechnie, senior technical account manager at Microsoft New Zealand:

Hi All,

Microsoft is committed to providing quality products to customers. As part of this commitment, we would like to remind you that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) will be released to Automatic Updates shortly. The third service pack to Windows XP includes the previously released updates and hotfixes to Windows XP, creating a new baseline for servicing.

While this post is rather vague about timing, the word is now that XP SP3 will release to automatic updates on 7/10 (Thursday). We would say, however, that based on how well Microsoft did with the Windows Vista Compatibility Site (still down as of Wednesday morning), we'll see ...



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Among other things, SP3 is going to kill a lot of wireless cards. For anyone considering an XP SP3 update I suggest you first visit Windows Update and update your hardware drivers before you install SP3. If you experience problems after installing SP3 Microsoft is offering FREE tech support through April of 2009. See HERE.

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digitaldd replied on Thu, Jul 10 2008 6:34 AM

Super Dave:

Among other things, SP3 is going to kill a lot of wireless cards. For anyone considering an XP SP3 update I suggest you first visit Windows Update and update your hardware drivers before you install SP3. If you experience problems after installing SP3 Microsoft is offering FREE tech support through April of 2009. See HERE.

 

I think that's due to the fact that SP3 includes an updated wireless client for XP, which you had to seek out prior to SP3.

 

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