Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2c Release

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  1. vanix_09

    vanix_09 Member

    Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2c Release

    Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2c has released to manufacturing and will be available to system builders in September 2007.

    Critical Action Item:
    System builders who use imaging must create new Windows XP Professional images with Service Pack 2c when shipping Service Pack 2c product keys; otherwise end users will not be able to complete installation.

    SP2c to Resolve Shortage of indows XP Product Keys
    Due to the longevity of Windows XP Professional, it has become necessary to produce more product keys for system builders in order to support the continued availability of Windows XP Professional through the scheduled system builder channel end-of-life (EOL) date of January 31, 2009.

    See Windows Life-Cycle Web site for more information on Microsoft’s support policy.

    Timeline and Versions for SP2c Release
    SP2c will be released into the System Builder channel in September to provide system builders with a new, extended range of product keys that will ship with:

    * Windows XP Professional (except for Simplified Chinese, Russian and Korean languages)
    * Windows XP Professional N

    This release does not impact the following versions:

    * Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    * Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    * Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    * Microsoft Windows XP Professional 64-bit Edition

    SP2c Features and Requirements
    There are no other features or fixes included in this service pack; it will only allow for the inclusion of additional product keys. When using SP2c product keys, system builders must:

    * Use the product keys with SP2c media.
    * Create new images from SP2c to accommodate the new product keys. A hotfix will not be provided.

    Reminder to Update Images
    System builders must update their images to Windows XP Professional SP2c. End users will not be able to successfully complete installation of Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2c if they do not have updated images.
  2. dyoddyowel

    dyoddyowel Member

    no need to upgrade your windows xp as this does not include any updates except for the shortage key fixed...

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