With the release of Windows XP SP3 RTM Build 5512, many website started offering the slipstream ISO image of the third and final build. You’ve to understand that the downloads do not contain an official build from the Redmond company, as it has not as yet delivered the slipstreamed version of the service pack.
“We still plan to begin rolling out the integrated build for Windows XP SP3 during the first week of May,” revealed a number of announcements from Microsoft official sources. This is the position of Chris Keroack, Release Manager, Windows Serviceability, Kathy Dixon, from the TechNet Plus subscriptions, as well as Julie H. Cairn, Product Manager - MSDN and TechNet Subscriptions. Keith Combs, Microsoft IT Pro Evangelist stated on the same day that XP SP3 RTM hit MSDN and TechNet that “I'll see if I can find out when the fully integrated Windows XP disks might be posted.”
The ISO images that have made their way to torrent and warez websites generally contain a copy of Windows XP SP3 which was slipstreamed with the leaked SP3 RTM from MSDN and TechNet by third parties. The official XP SP3 RTM integrated slipstream ISO image has not been released by Microsoft, but MSDN and TechNet subscribers will most likely start seeing it on May 2, 2008.
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