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Microsoft delays XP SP3 again

Service pack delayed due to compatibility issues with Dynamics retail system

Microsoft has delayed the release of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP again.

The software company says that it has discovered some compatibility problems with the update and Windows XP clients running Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS). The company has delayed the release to prevent any disruption to retailers using Windows XP in point-of-sale machines.

Chris Keroack, release manager for Windows serviceability said on a Microsoft forum: "In order to make sure customers have the best possible experience, we have decided to delay releasing Windows XP Service Pack 3 to the web."

The automatic roll out of the update, originally due in 2006, will now be delayed again until a filter can be added to prevent customers who are running Microsoft Dynamics RMS from downloading the update. Microsoft will then release a complete fix in due course.

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