performance updates for Windows XP. While switching from SP2 to SP3, the easiest and recommended way from technical support experts in popular computer forums is to turn on automatic updates. This will automatically download SP3 as soon as it is available for your computer. You need a few clicks to begin the installation and rest of the process is completed automatically. To be eligible for installing Service Pack 3, your system must have Windows XP Service Pack 1a. (SP1a) or Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed.
It may be that you have upgraded your Windows XP desktop operating system from Service Pack 2 (SP2) to Service Pack 3 (SP3). In order to learn whether Windows XP SP3 is already installed, click start. Then right click My Computer, and then click Properties. It will show whether you are using SP2 or SP3. In the Systems Properties, under General Menu, there are 3 subheadings: System, Registered to, and Computer. Under the first System subheading, if it is SP2, it will be mentioned Service Pack 3.
There is no Special Pack 3 (SP3) for the 64-bit version of Windows XP. If you are running Windows XP with 64-bit version with Service Pack 2 (SP2), you are with the latest and will continue to be eligible for computer support and receive updates till April 8, 2014.
While updating from SP2 to SP3, you may face computer hurdles. For instance a PC user after upgrading his Windows XP from SP2 to SP3 was left with all his USB ports becoming unusable. USB devices such as flash memory and scanner are important hardware co