Saturday, May 31, 2008

Windows XP SP3 Available on CD

After over eight years, I was finally able to obtain a reasonable broadband connection, leaving behind all those many years of dial-up. However, I know a lot of people still use dial-up to connect to the internet, some because it is the only means available and others based on financial considerations.

I know that downloading updates on dial-up can be painful at best. Fortunately, Windows XP users can now obtain Service Pack 3 on CD. I do not know the cost of the CD for other regions. For the United States, it appears to be $3.99 USD.

From TechNet:
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Updated May 6, 2008

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is now available for download and install via Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center. Windows XP SP3 includes all previously released updates for the operating system, in addition to a small number of new updates. Windows XP SP3 will not significantly change the Windows XP experience.

Installation media and documentation on disc for Windows XP SP3 may sometimes refer to Windows XP SP2. Windows XP SP2 installation guide instructions apply to Windows XP SP3.

Before installing SP3, I recommend reviewing the following:
Order the Windows XP Service Pack 3 CD:
Asia | Europe and Africa | North America | South America

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