Microsoft to Make Windows XP SP3 Available - Again
A week ago Microsoft pulled the Windows XP SP3 service pack from its automatic update service due to a glitch discovered with SP3 and Microsoft's electronic checkout system software. While the problem only affected a few customers, Microsoft made the decision to pull the updates until a filter could be put in place prevent users of the checkout software from downloading the service pack. While the filter is not a permanent fix, the resumption of the updates will now allow most users to get the service pack throw the Windows Update process. Microsoft indicated a fix has been identified and should be available later this month once testing is complete.