Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Windows XP Service Pack 3 News

Microsoft has made Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) available for download on the Microsoft Update site.

Windows XP SP3 is the final Windows XP service pack. It's a collection of all previously-released fixes and security updates for Windows XP (this was well over 100 separate fixes).

IT Support staff have installed Windows XP SP3 on several our EN machines. College Faculty and Staff with EN machines are encouraged to NOT install this update on your EN machine at this time. We will notify staff when we have completed testing and are ready to implement Windows XP SP3.

Enterprise (EN) computers has been configured to automatically download High Priority updates. At this time, Windows XP SP3 will not be installed via this automatic process. If you see the High Priority update upright shield in your Notification Area, you can choose to install these updates.

Our How To Install High Priority (Critical) Updates page has been updated with steps and images of the manual install High Priority updates process. This process will show you XP SP3 update. The steps walk you through how to avoid applying the update in this process.

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