Very soon, computers running Microsoft Windows XP without Service Pack 2 installed will not be able to block the upgrade. Yes, its time to get SP2 pushed onto you
. The magic date is Tuesday, April 12th.
"Because of these significant improvements, Microsoft views Windows XP SP2 as an essential security update and is therefore distributing it as a "critical update" via Windows Update (WU) and the Automatic Updates (AU) delivery mechanism in Windows. Microsoft strongly urges customers with Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1-based systems to update to Windows XP SP2 as soon as possible."
The April 12th date is also the same day that Microsoft will release a number of security patches as part of its monthly scheduling of security updates.