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[Engadget] Windows XP SP3 release just around the bend?

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Though we originally expected (read: hoped) that Microsoft would dish out Service Pack 3 for Windows XP late last month, it seems the deed may actually get done before May dawns. According to an "internal schedule" fetched over at Neowin, OEMs, volume license, Connect, MSDN and TechNet subscribers will have access to the update on April 21st, while most average joes / janes won't notice it until April 29th when it hits the Microsoft / Windows Update download center. For folks too busy carrying on to worry over which SP their XP is running, they could very well overlook the automatic update scheduled to land on June 10th. (Re)mark your calendars, won't you?
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I don't get it what about SP3 for Windows server 2003 x64 ,

Is that another 1 year wait. I know it will fix my issues.

When I try to restart computer it gets stuck @ shutdown screen. I can wait all I want nothing happens. Then I start moving the mouse around and click away and suddenly it freezes and I get BSOD ,,, could be different BSOD everytime. This is not cool as a reset of PC ,, the way the mobo is built it shuts down the computer on a reset.. Also shutdown same thing. Soo the only option I have is to hold the power key for 5 seconds or more and it shuts down perfectly. I usually put it in standby , then get out of it hitting the power button. Weird, and I don't believe its incompatibility on the drivers, as I have removed all usb and all drivers in the past and same thing. I know its a OS problem, What you guys think, can this be fixed!!! thx sorry for change of subject,,, thx
    
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Actually, I believe all x64 XP versions were updated with the last SP of Server 2003, which is why all XP x64 editions are being skipped.
    
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Sorry marin, this is a repost.
http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...ase-dates.html

Dont blame you though, the search engine is crap.
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