Windows XP Service Pack 3 Update Delayed
I guess having SP3 available to a limited but large audience helped Microsoft flush out a few more bugs before its official release.
While Service Pack 3 was due to be deployed today, Microsoft decided to wait until they could block some systems they don’t want updated. They’re not making any changes to SP3, they’re just going to block those system which they’ve determined are incompatible.
Specifically, if you’re running “Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS)” you shouldn’t upgrade to Service Pack 3. Microsoft also acknowledged problems with Vista Service Pack 1 and Dynamics Retail Management Systems.
If you’re one of those people who have already found and installed XP SP3 or Vista SP1, you don’t need to worry unless your system is using the Dynamics Retail Management System. If you plan on upgrading using Windows Update or the Microsoft Download Center no date has been given for public release.
Again, no fixes or changes are being made to Service Pack 3. The changes will be made to the Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center so that incompatible systems can be blocked.