File Size: 316MB File Name: WindowsXP-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu. exe Download: Windows XP Service Pack 3: XP SP3 (final release) Rating: 5/5 from 20 reviews. Description: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (XP SP3) fixes a range of bugs and adds new features to Windows XP. Do not install Service Pack 3 on systems with AMD chips unless a special hotfix has been applied first. This hotfix needs to be applied before SP3, otherwise your system may get stuck in a loop and never start. One notable exception is that, SP3 does include Network Access Protection (NAP)." This next bit is going to get confusing. Microsoft stopped supporting the early releases of Windows XP. You can't apply SP3 unless you have, at bare minimum, Windows XP SP1a. However, Service Pack 2 includes all of Service Pack 1a. So. if you have either Windows XP original (with no Service Pack you must install Service Pack 2 first, followed by Service Pack 3. File Size: 316MB File Name: WindowsXP-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu. exe Download: Windows XP Service Pack 3: XP SP3. Rating: 4/5 from 20 reviews. Description: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (XP SP3) fixes a set of problems and adds additional features to Windows XP. Softwarepatch is Uniblue's online bible for all software-related matters. Applies to: Windows XP (English) Author/Supplier: Microsoft Category: windows Requirements: Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, TabletPC or Media Center (32 bit) You must have either XP SP1 or SP2 installed: click here for SP2. The advantage of this full download is that it can be used on any system - plus it doesn't require an Internet connection to install. You can download SP3, copy it to disc or a portable drive and use it on multiple PCs. From the Release Notes: "Microsoft is not adding significant functionality from newer versions of Windows, such as Windows Vista, to Windows XP through XP SP3. For instance, Windows XP SP3 does not include Windows Internet Explorer 7, although Windows XP SP3 does include updates to. Other notes: Systems with AMD chips need to have the following fix installed before installing SP3, otherwise your system may never start. Click here for the AMD Windows XP SP3 hotfix. PC Mechanic - Fix your PC's Windows registry errors. The following are already available for Windows XP in stand-alone updates. Windows XP SP3 includes them by default (System administrators must choose to install each of these updates MMC 3.0, MSXML 6, Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 v2, Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS ) 2.5, IPsec. The file is a large download and can be applied to any version of Windows XP Home, Professional, TabletPC or Media Center (32 bit only). However, you must have installed either Windows SP1 or SP2 before SP3.