New features :
- Black hole router detection
- Network Access Protection
- Credentials security service provider
- Descriptive security options control panel
- Enhanced security for Administrator and Service policy entries
- Microsoft Kernel Mode Cryptographic Module
- Installing without needing a Product Key during Setup
A full list of new and integrated features is available on the Microsoft web
With the release of SP3, retail and OEM versions of Windows XP with service
pack 3 slipstreamed into them can be installed and run with full functionality
for 30 days without a product key, after which time the user will be prompted
to enter a valid key and activate the installation. Volume license versions
still require entering a product key.
Microsoft noted SP3 can be installed on systems with Internet Explorer version
6 as well as version 7; and similarly Windows Media Player 9 Series or Windows
Media Player versions 10 or 11. Although service packs have, until now,
been cumulative, installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 requires that the PC must
at least be running Windows XP with Service Pack 1 installed. However, it is
possible to slipstream SP3 into the Windows XP setup files at any service pack
level including the original RTM version without any errors or issues.
Slipstreaming into Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 is not supported.
SP3 does contain operating system component updates for Windows XP Media Center
Edition and for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition including security updates for .NET
Framework versions 1.0 and 1.1 which are included in these Windows XP SKUs.
However it does not include update rollups for the Windows Media Center app. in
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. It also omits Windows Media Player 10
security updates although Windows Media Player 10 is included in Windows XP
Media Center Edition 2005.
There are a total of 1,073 fixes in Service Pack 3.
The Service Pack 3 RTM is integrated by Microsoft itself.
Bootable ISO file
- Unattended setup
- Pre-Activated, so you don't need any activation trick.
- CD-KEY (original Volume License Key) is integrated so you don't have to enter aything.
How to use :
- Download all files and move them into one folder
- Use WinRAR to extract the file "faXcooL_en_winxp_pro_with_sp3_vl.iso"
- Use Alcohol, MagicISO or UltraISO to burn the ISO file on CD.
I'll recommend a clean install which doesn't requires any CD-KEY or anything else. Just make sure you've selected your CD-ROM drive as a primary boot device into BIOS setup and you'll see a message "Press any key to boot from CD..." before your current OS loads. By pressing any key you're entering the setup. That's all.