Windows XP SP3 RTW delayed

Microsoft has delayed the release to web (RTW) of Windows XP Service Pack 3 saying “In the last few days, we have uncovered a compatibility issue between Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) and SP3 both Windows XP and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). In order to make sure customers have the best possible experience, we have decided to delay releasing Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to the web.”

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Windows XP SP3 hits RTM

After many a delay Microsoft announced today that Windows XP Service Pack 3 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). I say BFT!

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Windows XP SP3 on it’s way (Update)

Well after a while of screwing around Microsoft has finely released the final SP3 release details.

Here is the schedule: (from Neowin.net)

  • April 14, 2008: Support is available for the release version of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP
  • April 21, 2008: Original Equipment Manufacturers, Volume License, Connect, and MSDN and TechNet subscribers
  • April 29, 2008: Microsoft Update, Windows Update, Download Center
  • June 10, 2008: Automatic Update

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Will MS ever deliver XP SP3?

Right now the burning question is to Microsoft: “When you going to finely release XP service pack 3?” Is Microsoft’s delaying SP3 in hopes of more people adopting Vista over XP? This could very well be a delay tactic on the part of MS to get those people and businesses that have yet to make the jump to Vista to do so, as MS releases yet another XPSP3 RC2 refresh.

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