Yesterday, Microsoft rolled out a script for Windows XP SP2 users that enables Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of the forthcoming Service Pack 3 release to be downloaded via Windows Update. Get the script here.
If you've been waiting to try SP3 until now, you're ready to run the script. However, if you installed a previous release candidate, uninstall it first. Windows Update will not offer RC2 to systems running other release candidates.
Before you install SP3 RC2, be sure to take a look at the Release Notes. Some highlights include:
- How to install SP3 RC2 on Macs with Intel processors running Windows XP
- Why European versions of XP ('N' versions) can't slipstream SP3 RC2 with their current XP discs
- Which font families might not print properly on PCL printers