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Windows XP Service Pack 3 Overview

Brief Description
Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system. This white paper summarizes what is new in Windows XP SP3. You can obtain Windows XP SP3 from Windows Update, at

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Date Published:5/6/2008
Download Size:97 KB - 867
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This page describes how to download a white paper summarizing what is new in Windows XP SP3. In order to download Windows XP SP3 for one computer, you must visit Windows Update at For more information, visit

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System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP; Windows XP Home Edition ; Windows XP Home Edition N; Windows XP Media Center Edition; Windows XP Professional Edition ; Windows XP Professional N; Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows XP Starter Edition; Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Windows® XP

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Files in This Download

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File Name:File Size

Overview of Windows XP Service Pack 3.docx

97 KB

Overview of Windows XP Service Pack 3.pdf

324 KB

Overview of Windows XP Service Pack 3.xps

447 KB

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