Microsoft says no XP SP3 until 2008

By Justin Mann on May 25, 2007, 11:38 AM
Microsoft is doing a bit of backtracking on their estimated release for XP Service Pack 3. While some had heard from Microsoft that it was to be expected before the end of this year, it seems that is not the case. SP3 isn't planned until some time during the first half of 2008. To the credit of the reports and other bloggers, it was Microsoft itself that made the release date goof. However, their service pack timeline has never changed and still shows a date some time in 2008.

As brought out, this will put SP3 out more than a year from Vista's release and over three years from the release of SP2.

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howzz1854 said:
most of the kinks have already been worked out for XP anyway, it's as stable as it can get at this point, i don't see any danger or threat in delaying the SP3. they need to focus their minds on stablizing the 64 bit Vista. that thing still needs a lot of work.
cfitzarl said:
I'm surprised that they are making an SP3....I would have thought that they would be working on Vista right now and trying to have people switch over.
hughjass said:
yeah im surprised too. i thought they would be trying to force people to swap over. this is one of the good things MS is doing
phantasm66 said:
I don't think that there will be an SP3. I think by then XP will be starting to fade away. And if there IS such a service pack, I seriously doubt it will have the far ranging impact that SP2 had.
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