Mary Jo Foley: A day after I threw in my XP SP3 date-projection towel, Microsoft has released yet another new, public test build of its forthcoming collection of fixes and patches for Windows XP.
A company spokeswoman e-mailed the following update on March 25:
“Windows XP SP3 RC2 Refresh was made publicly available today via Microsoft Download Center. We’ve made this release candidate available in order to receive further user feedback prior to the release of Windows XP SP3.”
As the Windows Serviceability Team announced, the "purpose of RC2 Refresh is to validate improvements to the Windows Update experience with Service Pack 3. Therefore, this beta release will be available only on Windows Update, in English, German and Japanese ... The application to enable download of XP SP3 RC2 Refresh is the same application as was used to distribute XP SP3 RC2. This is an application that can be found at the Microsoft Download Center."
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