Tuesday, April 29, 2008

XP SP3 not generally available yet, after all | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

"Microsoft has decided not to release Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 3 to Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center as planned on April 29. The reason? A last-minute compatibility issue with a Microsoft application — Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS)."
I guess we have to wait a little longer for XP SP3.


1 comment:

  1. Joe, I was able to get XP SP3 from the Microsoft server before they blocked access because of the POS software issue.

    I've now installed it on my 3 machines plus 2 others (3 Intel-based boxes and 2 AMDs) and I have run into zero problems (other than on my old Compaq laptop it took bloody forever for the install to complete).

    A couple of notes: if you have your BOOT.INI file modified to turn off Data Execution Prevention (/NoExecute=AlwaysOff or /NoExecute=OptIn) SP3 will reset that switch to /NoExecute=OptOut. Also, I would STRONGLY recommend that you run Windows Update before you install SP3 to make sure all the pre-SP3 updates are installed. With those older updates unless MS updates the packages they may not install properly under SP3.

    XP appears to run a bit faster, the change being more apparent on that slow old Compaw laptop than the faster machines. Static memory usage is within a couple of MBs of pre-SP3, so the memory footprint appears to be about equal.

    If I do run into any problems I'll pass those along, but on "first blush" it looks like Microsoft did a good job on this SP.


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