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In an interview with ZDNet News today, Microsoft's French security head Bernard Ourghanlian revealed that the software giant will indeed release a third service pack for Windows XP. According to Ourghanlian, Microsoft is planning to ship SP3 after the launch of Windows Vista next year, claiming that their new OS is the foremost "priority for the development teams."

This doesn’t exactly come as a surprise seeing as how many corporate customers will still be using XP on their desktops for years after the launch of Vista. As for new features that we can expect in SP3, a Microsoft representative commented that "Historically, certain functions of new versions of Windows are integrated in the service packs of previous versions." One can assume this will mean updated "Vista-Age" versions of software like Windows Media Player being integrated into this new service pack. Internet Explorer 7 integration is still up in the air after a Microsoft developer commented a few weeks back that their "current plan is to continue to ship IE6 on XP SP3, but IE7 will be supported on XP SP3."

ZDNet Article | Unofficial List Of SP3 Changes @ TheHotFix.net

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In an interview with ZDNet News today, Microsoft's French security head Bernard Ourghanlian revealed that the software giant will indeed release a third service pack for Windows XP. According to Ourghanlian, Microsoft is planning to ship SP3 after the launch of Windows Vista next year, claiming that their new OS is the foremost "priority for the development teams."

This doesn’t exactly come as a surprise seeing as how many corporate customers will still be using XP on their desktops for years after the launch of Vista. As for new features that we can expect in SP3, a Microsoft representative commented that "Historically, certain functions of new versions of Windows are integrated in the service packs of previous versions." One can assume this will mean updated "Vista-Age" versions of software like Windows Media Player being integrated into this new service pack. Internet Explorer 7 integration is still up in the air after a Microsoft developer commented a few weeks back that their "current plan is to continue to ship IE6 on XP SP3, but IE7 will be supported on XP SP3."

ZDNet Article | Unofficial List Of SP3 Changes @ TheHotFix.net

more drm and stuff to mess your winxp up. dang. i waited a year after sp2 to update. opps lets not forget new security holes afterwards.

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Well in general, SP2 did fix many bugs and security flaws. I was one of many not to install it when it first came out, but after doing a bit of research it seems it's not all bad. The pack did more good than harm IMO.

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Well in general, SP2 did fix many bugs and security flaws. I was one of many not to install it when it first came out, but after doing a bit of research it seems it's not all bad. The pack did more good than harm IMO.

that is true. sp2 smooth win xp1 system pretty good. load and shutdown faster

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One or two people who cried that sp2 didnt boot up or slowed down by a thousand times caused so many to doubt sp2.

Most probably their system not being clean of viruses and spy/mal/adware which caused sp2 to behave like that.

I've installed sp2 vi their update site and not by .exe, no problems.

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One or two people who cried that sp2 didnt boot up or slowed down by a thousand times caused so many to doubt sp2.

true, but they weren't entrirely wrong. for a while there 80% of most software WASN'Y compatible with SP2 (from Adobe Photoshop all the way up to Webroot stuff) ^_^

but, yeah, they blew it WAY out of purportion. programmers can fix broken apps, but they made it out to be the end of the world :D

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true, but they weren't entrirely wrong. for a while there 80% of most software WASN'Y compatible with SP2 (from Adobe Photoshop all the way up to Webroot stuff) ^_^

but, yeah, they blew it WAY out of purportion. programmers can fix broken apps, but they made it out to be the end of the world :D

lets not forget all the microsoft software that was not complatible either :D

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No, you may need to restart though and it will take some time depending on your connection and CPU speeds.

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