Microsoft delays update for Windows XP Professional

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    Microsoft delays update for Windows XP Professional

    Microsoft says it has delayed distribution of a security update for users of its Windows XP Professional operating system to give some companies more time to test it.
    The update, called Service Pack Two, won't be available for Windows XP Professional users until August 25 at the earliest. The rollout had been scheduled for August 16.

    John Murchinson, a Windows product manager, says Microsoft has told companies it's important to test the SP2 update before deploying it throughout their networks. He says some corporate customers have told Microsoft they need additional time to complete the testing.

    People running Windows XP Home Edition who have the automatic updates service turned on will start getting the SP2 update tomorrow.

    Perhaps the biggest change with SP2 will be a host of new alerts to users, offering more detailed information about what programs are trying to contact the computer and giving the user more chances to accept or decline.



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