Windows® XP Service Packs
What are the different service packs for Windows® XP?
Service packs are used as a means through which product updates are distributed. These service packs usually contain updates for security, program compatibility, system reliability and a lot more. All these updates come in convenient bundles to help you in easy downloading and usage. Windows® XP also provides service packs, available for updates for its users. Different types of service packs available for Windows® XP program are Service pack 1, Service pack 2, and Service pack 3. When you visit the Windows® update site you will come across with its list of patches, critical updates, assorted recommended updates, hot-fixes and driver updates. Since Service Packs do not appear very frequently, they tend to get overlooked by most of the users. But it could be of vital importance that helps you to make your computing life more secure and a bit easier.
What will the different service packs of Windows® XP program offer has been explained below.
- Service pack 1
- Service pack 2
- Service pack 3
Service pack 1
Windows® XP would allow files on an XP system to be removed if you click on a certain links--that could be distributed on a Web page or by e-mail. Windows® XP Service Pack 1 helps to patch this bug. This service pack also provides support for XP Media Center Edition, upcoming Tablet PCs and .Net services.
Service pack 2
Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or SP2 gives new proactive security technologies to Windows® XP to defend better against hackers, viruses and worms. Apart from a tight robust security infrastructure, this service pack also improves the security configuration options of the OS and offers better security information, to help you face with security decisions. It will also perform security update automatically for Windows® XP.
Windows® XP SP3 or Service Pack 3 is the latest service pack of Windows® XP. It has all previously released updates for the Windows® XP. Some small number of new functionalities that do not significantly alter your experience with the operating system is available with this latest service pack.