Microsoft has released the Service Pack 3 of Windows XP recently. The release was not a fresh release of Windows XP, but Microsoft put forward the idea of baselining the existing lower versions of Windows XP to SP3. Service Pack 3 of Windows XP is not came with any GUI changes, but Microsoft team gave more emphasis on security updates and operating system patches. This was a deviation from the releases like, Windows XP SP1 and SP2. Obviously, you cannot expect Microsoft to release Windows XP SP3 with GUI’s similar to its latest operating system Windows Vista.
More over, Microsoft is giving away the Standalone Windows XP SP3 upgradation for free and even without Genuine check. You can very well download the setup from Microsoft website and do the upgradation even if you are using a pirated copy of Windows XP.
I would personally suggest you to make the upgrade, as it would make your computer much more safer, better and faster machine. Only thing that was missing from Windows XP SP3, as I expected is, Internet Explorer 7. But you can compensate it by directly installing IE7 by downloading from Microsoft website, even without Genuine check.
Download Windows XP SP3 from Microsoft for free.
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