Tag Archives: Service pack

Microsoft, Pirates Keys and SP2

There seems to be some confusion about who will be able to install the Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) so I thought I would get it from the horse’s mouth. Microsoft hasn’t done itself any favours by backtracking on public statements, but here for what it’s worth is their official position as of today:… Read More »

Update: Windows XP Service Pack 2 Details

Windows & .NET Magazine report that Microsoft have given some details about their next Windows XP update, called Service Pack 2 (SP2), which is due in the first half of 2004. Some important changes: XP SP2 will ship with all XP security features enabled by default, meaning that the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) will be on,… Read More »

News: Windows On The (Distant) Future

 Reports are starting to trickle out of trouble at t’Microsoft mill. One says it looks like there won’t be a new release of Windows for “quite a while”.     A Service Pack (SP) 2 for Windows XP — a set of patches and updates to the software — is “running a year later than… Read More »