Revealing Top Ten Major Fixes for Overall Released Microsoft Windows XP Service Packs
Microsoft Windows XP has been releasing different service packs to provider its users with the best of everything so that they can have ease working on their computers.
Microsoft Windows XP have so far released 3 service pack including Service Pack 1 (It also released another upgrade for this service pack, which is known as Service Pack 1a), Service Pack 2 (It also released two more updates later, which are known as Service Pack 2b and Service Pack 2c) and Service Pack 3.
All of these service packs were updated one-by-one to come up with the latest technologies and upgrades, which made Microsoft Windows XP way more popular among other prevailing Operating Systems. Following are overall 30 major fixes that have been accommodated in different service packs. We’re to give you 10 major fixes for each service pack, which are said to be the most crucial:
10 Major Fixes for Microsoft Windows Service Pack 1
Released in September 2002, Microsoft Windows Service Pack 1 – SP1 was the first one to introduce different fixes to give its users more ease to work smoothly. Following are the ten most critical fixes, which were included in this first service pack:
- Post-RTM Security with enhanced features to protect your PC.
- Other hot-fixes of this Service Pack include compatibility updates, which makes it more compatible with different systems, which were previously not supported.
- Prop up for Optional .NET Framework, which allows different technologies for latest devices including Tablet PCs.
- Windows upgraded new version, Windows Messenger 4.7.
- Another major fix of service pack 1 is the addition of USB 2.0 support, which was not available in previous versions of MS Windows.
- Establishing Program Access & Defaults utility is yet another fix made by SP1, which was provided in order to hide multiple middleware products.
- Users are made able to control default app for web surfing and instant messaging. They can also conceal access to few bundled programs of Microsoft. This utility was first introduced to the previous Windows 2000 OS under SP3.
- By default 48-bit LBA Support – Supports SATA & HDDs, which are larger than 137 GB.
- Introduction of Microsoft Java Virtual Machine – MJVM and IPv6 Support, which you won’t find in RTM version.
- The introduction of SP1a in February 3002 discarded MJVM due to a court case with ‘Sun Microsystems’.
Top 10 Fixes for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
After SP1, further fixes were later introduced in SP2, top ten of which are as under:
- MS Windows SP2 whose codename is ‘Springboard’ was introduced in August 2004, with a great stress on security and protection
- Introduced compatibility for WPA-encryption
- Enhanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Support with a utility wizard utility
- Pop-up ad blocker/jammer with Internet Explorer 6
- A latest welcome screen for its kernel boot removed subtitles like Professional, Home Edition and Embedded
- Addition of more enhanced security system – it carries a chief revision to the firewall included, which is given a new name, ‘Windows Firewall’ and default enabled
- Prevention of Data Execution – which requires clarification achieved prop up for hardware in the NX bit
- E-mail and web surfing Security enhancements
- Windows Security Center including Windows Update, antivirus state
- New Firewall for Windows
Microsoft Windows Service Packs 2b & 2c
Released in August 2006 and August 2007, the Microsoft Windows XP Service Packs 2b and 2c respectively updated installation media, licensed technology by Microsoft etc.
Top 10 Fixes for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
Released in April 2008, the Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 – SP3 started automated expel towards Auto-Update users in July 2008. Microsoft dispatched a list of latest features, which is now separately available as updates to its Windows XP, and the Microsoft Windows Vista’s back-ported features.
One can install MS Windows SP3 on systems carrying Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8 versions. Moreover, the IE 7 as well as 8 is not incorporated as SP3 part. MS Windows XP SP3 carries a sum of 1,174 fixtures. Following are top ten major fixes out of the total, which we can also call latest features:
- Its transforms detection of ‘black hole’ router on by default
- Offers Protection client for Network Access
- Supports IEEE 802.1X authorization for the wired network adapters via its Group Policy
- Passport Protection Service Provider
- Explanatory Protection Alternatives in Localized or Group Protection Policy user-interface
- An up-to-the-minute form of the ‘Microsoft Enhanced Cryptographic Provider Module’ – RSAENH, which that is certified by FIPS 140-2 including algorithms SHA-384, SHA-256 and SHA-512
- No product key during setup installation for the OEM and retail versions of windows
- XML Lite and MSXML version 6.0 Service Pack 2
- MS Administration Console version 3.0 and
- Microsoft Windows Imaging Module
These were the top 30 Fixtures (pided into 3 different service packs for Microsoft Windows XP), which gave this operating system more priority and preference over the other retailed and OEM versions that no other body can gain in 50 years.
Some of the other previously released updates of Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 include IPSec Simple Policy Update, which were especially designed for the simplified development and repair of IPSec filters, Background Intelligent Transfer Service – BITS – version 2.5, update for the Digital Identity Management Service, Remote Desktop & Peer Name Resolution Protocol versions 6.1, 2.1 respectively, Network Identification & WPA2 – KB893357 – upgrades, Windows Script version 5.7 and Windows Installer 3.1 v2.
The collection of these top 30 fixtures collectively makes your operating system fly like an eagle on your PC even if you surf internet. According to a most recent survey report, the next generations of Microsoft Windows Service Packs will be more enhanced and attractive. They’ll perhaps make you feel at home with no tension doing anything you desire for.
So, let’s wait for the next generation of Windows. It can be expected that the later versions will be highly-efficient and would require more upgraded system to support them. Conclusively, it can be said no doubt that Microsoft was, Microsoft is and Microsoft will remain on top of all other developers of Operating system until the game over.