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Compatibility issues force Microsoft to postpone SP3 release

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Contrary to what was planned for Service Pack 3, the last major update planned for Windows XP, it was not released yesterday. At the origin of the postponement are «compatibility problems» already admitted by Microsoft, which was forced to postpone the release of the update package to a new date.

«In the past few days we have detected a compatibility issue between Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS), Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1),» said a company spokesman in an email to PC Magazine.

The solution found by the company to quickly resolve the issue is the creation of a filter that prevents Windows Update from offering Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers (a retail chain management solution aimed at small and medium-sized companies) the software package . As soon as the filter is ready, the update package will be released and included in Windows Update and through the Microsoft Download Center. It will only integrate the system of automatic updates from 10 June.

Service Pack 3 includes features that were already available in different updates, a set of security improvements and updates that increase system compatibility with the successor Windows Vista and the 2008 version of Server.

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