Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate 2 via Windows Update
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate 2 is available to the public. Specific registry settings will allow you to be offered SP3 via Windows Update. You can also choose to download standalone update packages.
Downloading the 38 Kb file Windows XP SP3 Release Candidate 2.exe
runs a command which will make registry changes enabling the download from Windows Update.
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