Consumer interest has been low, with roughly 1,500 units shipped to OEMs, and no reported sales to consumers.

Like the European Commission decision, this decision was based on the grounds that Microsoft had abused its dominant position in the market to push other products onto consumers.

Traditionally those updates are service packs, but more often these days, they're semi-regular and significant updates via Windows Update.

In fact, in Windows 10 and Windows 8, the service pack, as we know it from previous versions of Windows, is essentially a dead idea.

Service packs will not be released.[2] Windows 7 SP1 and the April 2015 Servicing Stack Update both must be installed prior to installing the Convenience Rollup.[3] Windows Vista SP2 can only be installed if you already have Windows Vista SP1 installed, which you can download here for 32-bit versions, and here for 64-bit ones.[4] Windows XP SP3 can only be installed if you already have Windows XP SP1a or Windows XP SP2 installed.

If you do not have one or the other of those service packs installed, install SP1, available here, before trying to install Windows XP SP3.[5] Windows XP Professional is the only 64-bit version of Windows XP and the latest service pack released for the operating system is SP2.

I cannot possibly test all configurations extensively (meaning, each persons specific computer needs), but what I can offer is what “works for me” and the obstacles I have came across so you do not have to discover them on your own.

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The Commission concluded that Microsoft "broke European Union competition law by leveraging its near monopoly in the market for PC operating systems onto the markets for work group server operating systems and for media players".

After unsuccessful appeals in 20, Microsoft reached an agreement with the Commission where it would release a court-compliant version, Windows XP Edition N.

At this time, it is best for you to ensure that all services are set to the default values before updating your system.