Microsoft develops updates, fixes, and other improvements that address issues reported by the company's customers and partners.
The end of support for SP2 simply means that those computers will not receive the most current security fixes from Microsoft’s update website or the automated updates.
Since it’s very important to keep your Windows up to date, how can you find out if your machine needs to update to SP3?
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But I can't understand why Windows 10 is trying to install an XP update on a machine that has never has XP on it. That was a naming convention 'screw-up' of Microsoft with the naming of Windows XP and Office XP, tried to tie them together.
If you have ANY portion of Office XP on your computer that can be identified as part of Office XP/2002 such as Power Point Viewer, Word Viewer, Excel Viewer, etc., it probably is picking it up and offering that update.
The Release Candidate of XP SP3 in a pre-final stage has already shipped to MSDN and Tech Net subscribers.
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system.
It includes previously released updates and hotfixes to Windows XP and creates a new baseline for servicing.
For more information about what’s changed and how to deploy, see the One thing you may be aware of, if you happen to be managing any clients running Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System, is an incompatibility Microsoft Dynamics RMS has with Windows XP SP3.
The best way to ensure you get Windows XP Service Pack 3 is by turning on the Automatic Updates feature in Windows XP.