Windows XP SP3 hit PCs via Automatic Updates

The iPhone 3G isn't the only thing that’s releasing today, Microsoft also, on Thursday will release Windows XP service pack 3 (SP3) via automatic update as announced few days back. The updates are expected to hit PCs by 10 a.m. Pacific time, July 10. The update will not have to be reinstalled, Microsoft said. You can install Windows […]

The iPhone 3G isn't the only thing that’s releasing today, Microsoft also, on Thursday will release Windows XP service pack 3 (SP3) via automatic update as announced few days back. The updates are expected to hit PCs by 10 a.m. Pacific time, July 10.

The update will not have to be reinstalled, Microsoft said. You can install Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit: Block XP SP3 AU to avoid getting automatic SP3 download.

Service Pack 3 adds several networking and security improvements, and compatibility with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 security credential providers. It also incorporates features previously available individually as separate updates, such as Microsoft Windows Imaging Component (WIC), Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0, and Wi-Fi Protected Access 2.