Tuesday, April 29th 2008

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release to Web (RTW) Delayed

Windows XP Service Pack 3 was supposed to land today for mass download, but I'm afraid this won't happen. Microsoft today explained what's the main reason behind this last moment delay:
In the last few days, we have uncovered a compatibility issue between Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) and both Windows XP SP3 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. To help protect customers, we plan to put filtering in place shortly to prevent Windows Update from offering both service packs to systems running Microsoft Dynamics RMS. Once filtering is in place, we expect to release Windows XP SP3 to the web.
I suppose many of you already know about the leaked Windows XP SP3 download link, but I prefer to post only legit links here. Microsoft is working on fixing the problem and should release Windows XP SP3 to web very soon.Source: Microsoft TechNet Forums
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7 Comments on Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release to Web (RTW) Delayed

This sounds pretty vague. In any case it doesn't appear to be an issue that requires a whole lot of man hours to fix.
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Damn was waiting for this damn
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Senior Monkey Moderator
It's working fine for me. I downloaded it this morning.
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Graphical Hacker
I'm gonna wait about a week before I get this so all glitches go away...
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F@H&WCG addict
i have been using SP3 for some time now as soon as i could get SP3 i downloaded it and the only problem i have is the onboard sound doesn't work. :wtf:
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Installed it on one test-comp at work today, and then on my personal work-comp afterwards. No issues, glitches or bugs that I noticed, system functioned a-ok, install went cool and everything was as it should. The only noticeable difference I've found so far is that the system properties says "ServicePack 3" instead of "Servicepack 2".

There are times when I love my Technet Plus-subscription :P
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