The wait for Windows XP Service Pack 3 is officially over, again. Following the stoppage of automatic updates for the third and last XP service pack due to an incompatibility problem with its point-of-sale application, Dynamics Retail Management System, Microsoft has decided to give the update another go making it available through Windows Update and also on their Download Center website.

The issue which resulted in the update being delayed has yet to be fixed, though. Microsoft is not offering the service pack to Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers, having put in place a filter on Windows Update to prevent distribution to those running the conflicting software. Apparently, the company is still working on a fix which is expected to be available later this month.