A few people told me that whenever they try to install SP3 in Windows XP, Windows shows following error message: The reason behind this problem is that the update package installs retail bits on retail builds and checked bits on checked builds. In right-side pane look for a String "Current Type". But you can spoof Windows updates in order to install retail bits on checked builds and vice versa. Double-click on it and change its value to Checked as shown in following screenshot: If the value is already set to Checked, then change it to Free and click on OK. Thankfully, although Microsoft has long since abandoned support for the operating system, Microsoft is still continuing to develop updates, even if they aren't strictly intended for Windows XP users.
Previously called Windows Embedded POSReady, this OS is a special version of Windows XP designed for use in industrial systems, such as cash registers and ATMs.The beauty of the two systems being so interlinked is that updates designed for one system should work on the other.Windows 10 is the latest version from Microsoft, and there are new features in the free Creators Update.If you do decide to update to Windows 10, you'll have to do a clean installation as there's no way to upgrade and keep your files, settings and programs.It isn't a limitation of Windows 10 but of XP: even if you wanted to upgrade to Windows 7 from XP you'd have to wipe your hard disk and start again.
Windows 10 Home costs £119.99 from Microsoft and Professional will set you back £219.99. However, if you don't mind waiting for delivery, you can buy Windows 10 Home from Amazon for £78 and the Pro version for £112.
So it's not a great idea to use Windows XP if your computer is connected to the internet, although good antivirus software should help.
Given that your PC or laptop is probably quite old, it may not just be time to upgrade Windows, but also the hardware itself - we'll get to this later.
A driver update isn't always a fix-it task, either.
An updated driver might enable new features for the hardware, something I see on a regular basis with popular video cards and sound cards.
As we all know Microsoft has released the final version of Windows XP SP3 to public and its available via Automatic Updates, Windows Updates and Downloads Center.