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Microsoft Delays Windows XP Service Pack 3 to 2008

Windows Service Pack Road Map was last updated on 17th Oct. 2006, with a major blow for all those, who were looking for the release of next Windows XP Service Pack 3, the SP3 is now planned for first half of calander year 2008.

Here is what appeared on the site:

Operating SystemPreceding Service PackCurrent Service Pack and Date of AvailabilityNext Update and Estimated Date of Availability
Windows NT Workstation & Windows NT Server 4.xxSP5SP6a and SP6a SRP1
November 30, 1999
Windows NT 4.XX is now out of support and Microsoft is no longer producing public monthly security updates or service packs.2
Windows 2000 Professional & Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter Server3SP3SP4
June 26th 2003

Update Rollup #1 for SP4
June 28, 2005

No further updates planned. Customers must be running SP4 to continue to receive monthly security updates.

Microsoft recommends updating SP4 machines to Update Rollup #1 (KB891861).

Windows XP Home EditionSP1SP2
August 6, 2004
SP3 for Windows XP Home Edition is currently planned for 1H CY2008. This date is preliminary.
Windows XP ProfessionalSP1SP2
August 6, 2004
SP3 for Windows XP Professional is currently planned for 1H CY2008. This date is preliminary.
Windows Server 2003Original ReleaseSP1SP2
Q1 2007

Windows Service Pack Roadmap | Neowin | Bink

Windows XP Service Pack 3, Delayed to 2008

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