Service Pack 3



nobody
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Does anyone know when Microsoft will release SP3 for Windows XP
Professional ? All I have found on their website is a statement
that service packs are released about once a year. Since SP2
came out in Aug 2004, is SP3 planned for sometime around Aug 2005 ?

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
No, the chances for that to happen this August is nill. Note that the site
says "about", and not "every year".
It takes a lot of preparation and testing before a SP is released, not to
even mention Beta testing that precedes it.
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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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"nobody" wrote
> Does anyone know when Microsoft will release SP3 for Windows XP
> Professional ? All I have found on their website is a statement
> that service packs are released about once a year. Since SP2
> came out in Aug 2004, is SP3 planned for sometime around Aug 2005 ?

Mike Brannigan [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
"nobody" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:d7q1p1$m12m_002@nowhere.com...
> Does anyone know when Microsoft will release SP3 for Windows XP
> Professional ? All I have found on their website is a statement
> that service packs are released about once a year. Since SP2
> came out in Aug 2004, is SP3 planned for sometime around Aug 2005 ?

No XP SP3 is not scheduled for August 2005.
There is no public schedule for any future service packs for Windows XP
available at this time.

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Regards,

Mike
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"nobody" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:d7q1p1$m12m_002@nowhere.com...
> Does anyone know when Microsoft will release SP3 for Windows XP
> Professional ? All I have found on their website is a statement
> that service packs are released about once a year. Since SP2
> came out in Aug 2004, is SP3 planned for sometime around Aug 2005 ?

Jupiter Jones [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Currently there is no public information on the next Windows XP Service Pack
other than what is on this link:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/servicepacks.mspx
The cycle for Windows XP seems to be 2 years, so there is more than a year
to go.
When it gets close, there will be lots of chatter especially on the Windows
Update newsgroup.
Even when it starts Beta, some news will trickle down.
The current silence on the subject suggests at least a year if ever.

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"nobody" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:d7q1p1$m12m_002@nowhere.com...
> Does anyone know when Microsoft will release SP3 for Windows XP
> Professional ? All I have found on their website is a statement
> that service packs are released about once a year. Since SP2
> came out in Aug 2004, is SP3 planned for sometime around Aug 2005 ?


Service Pack 3