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Windows XP Service Pack 3 3.1

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USER REVIEWS

Increase the security of your WiFi connection from this service pack

By Reinalei Jamir

On Thursday, June 5, 2014

When I heard that Windows XP Service Pack 3 was already available, I downloaded it immediately. This service pack is also called XP SP3 included updates from the previous versions with added functionalities. Though these functions may not have a great impact on its users, there are still some important updates that we can consider. One of the important updates for me is the WiFi security. Since I always browse online for personal and work related concerns, I find this feature vital. Microsoft Management Console 3.0 was also updated in this service pack. Windows XP SP3 also included certain components that will safeguard its users when they are log into different networks. The features added to this pack include the Network Access Protection (NAP) and Black Hole Router Detection Windows. If you are planning to install XP SP3, you need to make sure that you have installed Windows SP1 or SP2. Once you have downloaded this pack, you can easily install it even if you do not have an internet connection.

Pros

  • Increased security related to WiFi connectivity
  • Provides the latest fixes and improved functions

Cons

  • Functionalities offered are quite minimal
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This service pack provides a wide range of improvements and security

By Christine Diaz

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I quickly installed XP SP3 when I learned that it is already available. The important thing to remember is that you need to make sure that you installed the previous service pack before downloading Windows XP Service Pack 3. What I liked about this pack is the NAP or Network Access Protection. It secures network accesses thereby adding protection. There is also the Black Hole Router Detection Windows which I find very useful. Windows XP Service Pack can also fix a wide range of bugs. This version provided all the functions available in the earlier packs and included new features. These functions consist of handling the PC’s processes and securing the WiFi connection. The updates released by Microsoft ensure that issues involving its operating systems are handled correctly and immediately. Some users may overlook the different functions of this service pack. Consequently, it may not provide significant improvements on the PC’s system but it offers stability and security. Overall, if you have the earlier versions, better be updated and install this one as well.

Pros

  • Can fix a wide selection of bugs
  • Offers a range of security fixes

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  • The pack offers limited functionalities
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Microsoft Windows Installer with User Agreement for Windows 2000 including XP

By Maria Bernabe

On Thursday, May 29, 2014

This new Microsoft Windows installer is a great part for my windows operating system that gives me a standard foundation for uninstalling and installing my software. It’s a good thing that the manufacturer can make their product setup use Windows Installer to have maintenance, software installation, and uninstallation easy.

I recommend that before you download this redistributable software, you must identify if you are using 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 2003 or Windows XP. This part is only for 32-bit operating system. It also can handle the application with MSI extension which implies that they were packed with an executable file for installing and configuring the software

A great update with this software is that it features fixed flaws and added features to Windows XP. I can say is that the good advantage for this full download is it can be applied to any system and it doesn’t require an Internet connection to install. I can download this Service Pack 3 and copy it to a disc or compact hard drive and use it on various PCs. Since this software is a large file, I can download Service Pack 3 on a high-speed Internet connection and update my PC in a slow rather non-existent link.

Pros

  • New and enhanced functionality features for your OS
  • Avoid the difficulty of applying individual updates

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  • Minimum order requirement needed on your PC
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • for need of window xp spa 3 for my order pc to improved it performance and speed up the windows system to stablemate it during its operation

  • my self official machine testing outlook not working without updates so trying to install this and let me confirm the issue to rectify repair

  • Hopully put the language back to english on my daughters acer aspire one d250 i hope this works as i dont have the system discs due to the laptop being found at a yardsale

  • just to repair my official version which is nolonger working perfectly due to a delete of the reseach function and probably accelerate my old pc

  • I want to install this Operating System windows xp ultimate service pack 3 3.1 for my personal laptop and work with my assignments and projects

What similar programs have you used?
  • window XP Service Pack 3 2002 that was built by the Microsoft for those who want to use this software, i want the latest version of windowsXP

What do you like most about this program?
  • Just what i needed to revive my old beater laptop. I couldnt fund these sp anywhere. You guys are awesome. Thanks for putting it all in one spot

  • i have programs that run under windows XP only, as an example Visual Fortran. Also I like very much the software and I am used to it. Many thanks indeed

  • I like this program n always use it eventhough there was the newest windows software, I feel that windows xp still comfortable for me to do my job.

  • my friend said its nice and i also think it is nice i have download a application for that purpose i need this windows xp service pack 33.1 .

  • better than nothing i guess. hope to enable some antivirus prog that require service pack 3 to be installed before they will install on my system.

Review

Windows XP Service Pack 3 is the last update package for your system developed by Microsoft. This new SP 3 includes all the previous patches and general improvements of the former Service Packs, besides new functions such as a more secure Wi-Fi access, and a health system status to manage your computer’s processes properly.

Microsoft tries to take care of its operating systems for as long as possible, increasing their lifetime for several years, solving normal performance problems and critical errors. For this reason they release, from time to time, major updates in this Service Pack format, in order to enhance Windows’ properties and solve security issues such as the Security Support Provider for your credential access. This new Windows XP Service Pack 3 does not include any critical updates for your system, but the utilities it provides can be useful for Wi-Fi connections, since it enhances its group policies for the usually used IEEE 802.1X authentication process.

For average users, this new Service Pack can be only considered as a routine Microsoft’s update without too much to give, since it does not really improve its general system performance, and does not provide any new interesting functions. But, on the other hand, it really enhances the management of networks thanks to NAP, for Network Access Protection, which is a technology developed by Microsoft to control the different accesses depending on the health of the system.

Welcome to your classic desktop
Welcome to your classic desktop

Security, administrative tools and not too much more

Despite being the final and free major update for XP, Windows XP SP3 doesn’t include too many additional functionalities. The main issue is the Microsoft Management Console 3.0, directly brought in from Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, to give a complete suite of administrative tools in order to manage networks, services and computers of every kind.

Stability is one of the main characteristics of this Windows version, so in order not to alter that, this pack has not touched general system elements. Security is, just as always, a major concern in all technological aspects. So to improve this part, some new options have been included regarding user’s credentials, account access and general Windows XP security fixes. In this way, with the download of this Service Pack 3 your system will be more secure.

Windows XP Service Pack 3 3.1 Features

Here you can find the main features of Windows XP Service Pack 3 before you download it:

  • All the previous updates are included by default
  • A new client to protect network accesses (Network Access Protection)
  • Updated support Group Policy that includes IEEE 802.1X authentication compatible with wired adapters
  • Detection of black holes; these are places where the traffic is lost or discarded without any further information
  • Enhanced security for users’ credentials
  • Health system checking to ensure that your computer possesses the latest security upgrades before accessing a network
  • MMC 3.0 (Microsoft Managements Console) to grant networking tools
  • Kernel Cryptographic Module to encapsulate cryptographic system’s algorithms

In case you want to learn more about this update, you are free to check its developers’ website in this

System Requirements

These are the minimum system requirements to install this Windows version in your computer before downloading it:

  • Processor: 233 MHz or faster
  • Memory: 64 MB RAM
  • HDD: 900 MB free space for this update
  • Video Card: Compatible with 800 x 600 resolutions