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Information about Windows XP Service Pack 3

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Summary
This article lists the information about Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3).
More information
For general information about Windows XP SP3, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

How to obtain Windows XP SP3

For more information about how to obtain Windows XP Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Steps before you install Windows XP SP3

To view some recommended steps to take before you install Windows XP SP3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
950717 Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

How to troubleshoot the issues when you failed to install Windows XP SP3

For more information about how to troubleshoot the issues occured when you install Windows XP SP3, visit the following Microsoft Website:
949377 When you try to install Windows XP Service Pack, you receive the error message "Access is denied" or "Service Pack installation did not complete"

More information for advanced users

To view the release notes for Windows XP SP3, visit the following Microsoft Web site: This information includes the following:
  • Things to know before you download
  • Overview of Windows XP SP3
  • Significant changes in Windows XP SP3

How to obtain a white paper for Windows XP SP3

To obtain a white paper that describes what is new in Windows XP SP3 and that discusses how customers can deploy the service pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Problems that are fixed in Windows XP SP3

To view a list of problems that are fixed in Windows XP SP3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
946480 List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 3

Hard disk requirements when you install Windows XP SP3

For information about the hard disk space that is required when you install Windows XP SP3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
947311 The hard disk space requirements for Windows XP Service Pack 3

Application compatibility in Windows XP SP3

For information about application compatibility in Windows XP SP3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
947309 Some third-party programs may experience a change in functionality after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
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Article ID: 936929 - Last Review: 05/22/2013 16:03:00 - Revision: 12.0

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