Remember, XP was launched in 2001 and it reached end-of-life on the 8th of April, 2014?
Service Pack 3 is a cumulative update (includes all previously released fixes), therefore you do not need to install Windows XP Service Pack 1 or 2 before proceeding with Service Pack 3 installation. If you already have Service Pack 3 installed, you can safely skip this article.
Before applying Windows XP Service Pack 3, please follow steps in the following articles - otherwise the installation might fail because of some trivial reason such as messed up files on system drive or not enough free space on disk, or some malware blocking installation: First, close all open programs and documents.
You cannot apply it via Windows Update / Microsoft Update anymore because this requires SP3 to be installed already. It could consume up to an hour or more on slower computers.
There is also be a “health checking” component added that’s already used by Windows Server 2008 which can check to make sure that certain upgrades and security features are in place for XP-based clients before they are allowed to log onto a network.
Additionally, if you are using graphic subjects, like Vista Inspirat, this software may create issues.This means that it will no longer receive security updates, so most people still using Windows XP would want to look at updating their operating system.So how do you upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 8?Windows XP, Microsoft's first OS to combine the Windows 9x code with the NT code, finally removing the MS-DOS layer from under Windows 9x, was released October 25, 2001.You will find frequently updated information on this OS here, so I suggest you check beck often! December 18, 2012 - GMT Microsoft will stop all support for Windows XP on 8th April 2014.