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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

23 Responses

  1. Avatar for arjay arjay says:

    sir update lang ba to or yung full ?

  2. Avatar for Harrell Harrell says:

    My SP3 was downloaded via Windows Update. It was last August 31.

  3. Avatar for brent brent says:

    thanks for the info. this is cool…

  4. Avatar for brent brent says:

    thanks for the information…

  5. Avatar for Poldo Poldo says:


    Where have you been for last couple of years? You worried about disk space..? Geez, get a 500 GB SATA Hard Drive…OMG!

  6. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    Yup, that’s one from my desktop PC.

  7. Avatar for Nelson Nelson says:

    Tha..that screenshot! Are those specifications real?!

  8. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    I tried installing it on my desktop and worked just fine. Not sure about the VirtualBox but I reckon should be the same as well.

  9. Avatar for Bamboozled Instructor Bamboozled Instructor says:

    anyone here downloaded SP3?

    Abe, would this work ba even on a VirtualBox?

  10. Avatar for JC John SESE Cuneta JC John SESE Cuneta says:

    @thelostdunmer Im confused with your comment, contradicting sentences.

    Microsoft will not pull the plug on SP3 download because they’re supposed to let people download it. But if as you say there are problems, Microsoft will release a patch, not re-release SP3.

    And you will really not find anything unusual with your SP3’d machine, coz this one’s supposed to fix a thousand bugs from SP1+SP2 ;)

  11. Avatar for thelostdunmer thelostdunmer says:

    This is very odd as Microsoft hasn’t pulled the plug yet on this direct download, I already installed it in my own machine and I still have to found anything unusual with my box. I did some research and this is the actual sp3 but is not widely available through automatic update or windows update since it breaks the MS Dynamics RTMS. The problem is also related to Vista SP1.

  12. Avatar for RNHalawi RNHalawi says:

    The Windows XP SP3 packs over 1000 hotfixes, patches and updates, coupled with some new features such as new activation scheme, Network Access Protection Module, Black Hole Router Detection and Kernel Model Cryptographic Module.

  13. Avatar for jhay jhay says:

    I wonder how much disk space it will consume? Service packs has always been HD space hogs.

    Plus, M$ has been known to issue patches to its service packs. Sheesh…

  14. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    @brianb – it’s not delivered via Automatic Updates, yet.

  15. Avatar for Ade Ade says:


  16. Avatar for BrianB BrianB says:

    I’m going to wait a couple of months before I download this. Anyone knows how to manually reject automatic updates on XP?

  17. Avatar for JC John SESE Cuneta JC John SESE Cuneta says:

    w00t! Thanks! Been waiting for the official download not the wild one :p

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