View Full Version : XP SP2 delayed until July

27-05-04, 13:53
Longhorn work stops, SP2 the priority

The Windows XP SP2 RC2 is delayed, linked to a fault with NX CPU execution protection. Web site Neowin has confirmed that RC2 isn't likely to be released to beta testers until next week.

2138 is the latest internal compile, but is yet to be slapped with the RC2 tag. This suggests that the 2139/2140 will probably be the RC2 build and is likely to ship to testers in a weeks time at most. At first, Microsoft were pressing for a June release date for the service pack, but bugs, delays and the typical development downsides got to them, and have delayed the release until July.

The Longhorn project has pretty much come to a halt, since the build team are focusing on getting the XP SP2 up and running as quickly as possible.

The Inquirer (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=16198)

[ 27. May 2004, 13:54: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]

27-05-04, 14:39
Quelle surprise. I still say I won't expect it until next year.

27-05-04, 17:54
I dont understand these packs, whats the difference, i think i have SP1 installed am not sure, windows updates says i dont need any updates so.....

27-05-04, 18:02
Service Packs are updates, fixes, patches , covering everything from when the product was released to the time the Service Pack is released in one big fat file.

27-05-04, 18:06
Oh...............cheers chick! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

27-05-04, 19:24
LOL, wonder how often you're called that Aaron! :D