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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Service Pack Upgrades

In the fall of 2002, Service Pack 1 (SP1) was released for Windows XP. As with service packs for previous Microsoft operating systems such as NT, SP1 wasn't worthy of being dubbed a new version of XP, although it did extend the functionality of XP into new key areas. More importantly, it consisted of many bug fixes and attempted to placate the U.S. Department of Justice on the issue of monopolistic business practices. Your version of Windows may already incorporate SP1, or you may need to upgrade to SP-1 through Windows Update or another method (such as a CD from Microsoft). Some of the features of SP1 include

  • Windows CE for Smart Displays (Mira)— Support for smart display devices running Windows CE .NET that interact via ...

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