Because it is sold at the same price as the version with Windows Media Player included, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and Fujitsu Siemens have chosen not to stock the product.
However, Dell did offer the operating system for a short time.
After 12 years, support for Windows XP ended April 8, 2014.
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A: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is the final Windows XP service pack, a collection of previously-released fixes and product enhancements, as well as a few new features that are unique to this release.
A: Though XP SP3 aggregates all of the previously-released XP fixes, Microsoft now says that you will need to install at least SP1 on XP before installing SP3.
As the installed user base of XP increases, reports of updates effectively crippling a machine that was previously in excellent working condition are becoming common.
It's easy to blame Automatic Update for this situation, but the truth is it's not the fault of Automatic Update.