Although Microsoft is delaying the distribution of Windows XP SP3 RTW (Release to Web) on Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center (but the standalone update packages are downloadable from Microsoft server), it has released the full installation CD ISO images for Windows XP with Service Pack 3 on MSDN and TechNet subscription site. The Windows XP with Service Pack 3 ISO image is bootable CD to install Windows XP which already slipstream or integrate with the latest SP3, eliminating the need for users to separately download and install the service pack again, and most importanly, chance of encountering problems and errors during SP3 upgrade.
There are many versions for Windows XP with Service Pack 3 CD ISO images been published on MSDN/TechNet. Both retail and volume licensing (VL – works only with a volume licensing product key) versions are available on both Windows XP Home edition and Windows XP Professional edition. There are also other editions such as N, KN and K editions available for free download by MSDN or TechNet subscribers.
Here’s a sampling list of available Windows XP with SP3 ISO images filename and characteristics. All versions if 32-bit (x86) as SP3 is not released for 64-bit Windows XP. As always, the images have leaked to Internet, and users can download the unmodified and untouched MSDN/TechNet version of the XP SP3 integrated installation CD .
Windows XP Professional with SP3 Retail English
Size: 589.14 MB
Download link for English slipstreamed Windows XP with SP3, which is confirmed to has same hash value code with previoulsy leaked version.
Windows XP Professional with SP3 VL English
Size: 589.14 MB
Windows XP Home with SP3 Retail English
Size: 564.72 MB
Windows XP Professional with SP3 VL German
Size: 605.82 MB
Windows XP Professional with SP3 VL French
Size: 592.14 MB
Windows XP Professional with SP3 VL Spanish
Size: 590.51 MB
Windows XP Professional with SP3 VL Portuguese (Brazil)
Size: 587.23 MB
Windows XP Professional with SP3 VL Japanese
Size: 630.21 MB
Windows XP Professional with SP3 VL Italina
Size: 586.23 MB