Microsoft has released to the public a RC2 version of Service Pack 3. If you are already running a previous version of SP3 you will have to uninstall it first before attempting the new update. If you haven't played with SP3 yet and you are running SP2 then you can check out the link below without having to jump through any hoops. However XP SP3's final version should be coming up in April. So if you want to wait for the real thing you won't have to wait long. Of course for those of us who like to break their operating systems for no good reason will be hitting the link below.