Microsoft has confirmed that the leaked Windows XP Service Pack 3 Build 5503 is an official release. The Redmond company had been mute on the development of Windows XP SP3 following the delivery of Release Candidate 2 build 3311.
“Windows Vista service pack 1 [here download for 32bit-(434.5 MB) and 64bit- (726.5 MB) PC] has been released, all eyes have shifted to Microsoft plans for Windows XP service pack 3, the final package of updates for the trusty OS. And according to at least one source, Microsoft will release Windows XP SP3 on Monday, 24.03.2008.”
In February, Microsoft released Windows XP SP3 Release Candidate 2 through its Download Center to users running computers with Windows XP SP2 installed.