Microsoft Cautions Against Unofficial XP SP3

  Mr A! 09:09 04 Nov 2005

An unofficial Windows XP Service Pack has been
made available on the Internet to create havoc to anyone that installs it.

Here is one quote from Microsoft:

"Anyone who installs this thinking they are getting SP3
(even as a preview) is being grossly mislead and is
posing a significant potentially non-recoverable risk
to their PC and data," wrote Mike Brannigan, an
enterprise strategy and senior consultant at

So if you come across a link with a that asks you download the software then please don't and try to avoid it.

Microsoft has said that its priority is Windows Vista,
the next major release of its operating system.

While the company does have plans to release XP SP3,
it has not provided details on what the service pack
will contain. Microsoft has issued a statement saying
that the "content on the unofficial website(s) does
not represent Microsoft's plans for Windows XP SP3."

  GANDALF <|:-)> 09:35 04 Nov 2005

Another view here


  Stuartli 15:33 04 Nov 2005

Just to make the point that this does not apply to the Unofficial Windows 98SE Service Pack.

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