Microsoft combines updates for their operating system into a single package known as service pack.
Windows XP Service Pack 3 incorporates all preceding released updates for the OS and insignificant number of new versions to ensure that Windows XP users have most up to date version for their system. The Service Pack 3 (SP3) will not notably change the Windows XP familiarity.
Service Pack 3 includes stability updates, performance updates and security renovations. It also includes a number of new improvements which do not alter users experience with the OS.
Some of the previously released functionality that SP3 includes by default are:
- MMC 3.0 which simplifies day to day running of the system by providing menus toolbars.
- MSXML86 ensures better security and compatibility with system.
- XML 2.0. Microsoft windows installer 3.1v2 is a small update of windows installer released in September 2004.
Windows XP Service Pack 3 is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in os components category and is available to all software users as a free download.