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Microsoft has decided not to release Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 3 to Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center as planned on April 29. The reason? A last-minute compatibility issue with a Microsoft application — Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS).


Here’s the latest from a company spokesperson:


“I wanted to update you on today’s planned release to web (RTW) (of XP SP3). In the last few days, we have uncovered a compatibility issue between Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) and Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).


“In order to make sure customers have the best possible experience we have decided to delay releasing Windows XP SP3 to Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center.


“To help protect our customers, we plan to put filtering in place shortly to prevent Windows Update from offering both service packs to systems running Microsoft Dynamics RMS. Once filtering is in place, we expect to release Windows XP SP3 to Windows Update and Download Center.


“Until we have published a fix for this issue, we advise Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers to not install either service pack. Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers running Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1 should contact Microsoft Customer Support Services for additional information.


“The fix is currently in testing and will be available as soon as that process is complete.”


That’s all we know so far. No new date as to when Microsoft will release XP SP3 to the Web. Microsoft released to manufacturing XP SP3 last week — and after outcry for its paying TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers — released the update to them shortly thereafter.


I have to admit: I’m somewhat surprised Microsoft decided to delay the release of SP3 for RMS. RMS is a retail-chain-management app for small/midsize users. I know very few customers who are using it.

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I wonder how many copies were downloaded from MS before they pulled it. They DID have it on their download centre :lol:

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I download it and install sp3 no problem s yet I mad a update before I put the pack in the system run good

no problrms yet do you think I should go back to pack 2 or keep this on. I use ghost for my backup?

Miss allison N2TOZ

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I think Allison that the problem doesn't exist for most people - just anyone running that app that Neil mentioned


btw - no need for callsigns on the sig - I used mine because a few things I went to sign up to had my name already registered (strange as it may seem) so I started using my call instead seeing they're unique.


Maybe catch you on 10.140 PSK31 if the condx start to improve. I've a few Tri-State calls in the book already ;)



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