Updating windows xp sp3

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The latest Service Pack for XP is finally here and it includes some minor but important updates for Windows users.

Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system.

These packages are called service packs", Microsoft revealed in the introduction of the Overview of Windows XP Service Pack 3.

This allows Microsoft to download an Active X control that gathers assorted debugging information and sends it back to them.

However, this particular update only includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly enhance the operating system.

Amongst these updates are features such as an updated Microsoft Management Console 3.0 (which already appears in Windows Server 2008 and Vista) and an update to Wifi protected access to make wireless surfing more secure.

Arun's little trick has very noticeably speeded up my Windows Explorer opening and other tasks on my computer. Steps I had to take: Install IE8 Turn off Automatic Updates Restart to Safe Mode (F8) Rename Software Distribution to Software Distribution 2 Restart normally.

Turn on Automatic Updates In about 10 minutes the little yellow shield appeared in the lower right corner of the screen, notifying of updates available.

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