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Windows XP Service Pack 3: XP SP3
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Applies to:

Windows XP (English)

Author/Supplier:

Microsoft

Category:

windows

Requirements:

Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, TabletPC or Media Center (32 bit)
You must have either XP SP1 or SP2 installed: click here for SP2.

File Size:

316MB

File Name:

WindowsXP-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu.exe

Rating:


4
/5 from 20 reviews.

Description:

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (XP SP3) fixes a set of problems and adds additional features to Windows XP. The SP3 download is quite large and can be applied to any version of Windows XP 32 bit only). Please remember that any updates released after Service Pack 3 was available in April 2008 will have to be installed.

Other notes: Systems with AMD chips need to have the following fix installed before installing SP3, otherwise your system may never start. Click here for the AMD Windows XP SP3 hotfix.


RegistryCleanerKit - Fix your PC's Windows registry errors.

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes the following:
  • All previous security patches and fixes released for Windows XP.
  • All enhancements and new features that were included with Windows XP SP1 and Windows XP SP2.
  • Only two new features have been added: Black Hole Router Detection Windows and Network Access Protection (NAP).
  • The following are already available for Windows XP in stand-alone updates. Windows XP SP3 includes them by default (System administrators must choose to install each of these updates): MMC 3.0, MSXML6, Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 v2, Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.5, IPsec Simple Policy Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, Digital Identity, Management Service (DIMS), Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) 2.1, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2).
  • From the Release Notes: "Microsoft is not adding significant functionality from newer versions of Windows, such as Windows Vista, to Windows XP through XP SP3. For instance, Windows XP SP3 does not include Windows Internet Explorer 7, although Windows XP SP3 does include updates to both Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7, and it will update whichever version is installed on the computer. One notable exception is that, SP3 does include Network Access Protection (NAP)."
  • *This next bit is going to get confusing. Microsoft stopped supporting the early releases of Windows XP. You can't apply SP3 unless you have, at bare minimum, Windows XP SP1a. However, Service Pack 2 includes all of Service Pack 1a. So... if you have either Windows XP original (with no Service Pack), you must install Service Pack 2 first, followed by Service Pack 3. If you have Windows XP Service Pack 1a or Service Pack 2 already on your system, you can install Service Pack 3 now.
To download the complete 313MB SP3 for all English versions of Windows XP, click the download link at the top of this page.