If you have a Technet subscription, you can get early access to Windows XP Service Pack 3 from the Technet Subscriptions page. Scroll down the page and look for the grey “Top Downloads” section.

I’ve been running it for a few days now and haven’t had any problems 🙂

If you don’t have a Microsoft Technet subscription – which I highly recommend – you can probably find a direct download link around somewhere.

Written by Phil Wiffen

Phil is an IT Professional working in Cambridge, England. He generally blogs about useful solutions that he comes across in his work/play.

3 Comments

AskTheAdmin | Karl Gechlik

Have you had any memory usage decrease? How about after the update the windows firewall being turned on?

How many machines have you got it installed on??

Warm geeky regards,

Karl “TheAdmiN” Gechlik

Phil Wiffen

To be honest Karl I’ve not looked for memory usage decreases. I’ve got 4GB RAM so I’m not overly bothered at the moment 😉

We leave Windows Firewall as it is, so that doesn’t affect us (yet).

Company-wide, it’s probably on 10 machines, but as most guys here are techies we inform them of where it is and let them experiment themselves 🙂

I’ve just finished WIM-ing a few images for Desktop Deployment with SP3 integrated and sysprepped, and it works quite well…once you realise you need the updated DEPLOY.CAB tools from the SP3 CD, oops 🙂

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