Microsoft has pushed the final major update for Windows XP to its update service today. XP SP3 is now available and will download if you have Automatic Updates enabled on Windows. This will be the last major update for XP since Microsoft officially ceased sales at the end of June.
If you’re thinking of purchasing a new PC you don’t have to use Vista which has been notoriously unreliable with TurboLister. It’s still possible to purchase a Windows Vista PC with downgrade rights enabling the PC builder to supply it with XP pre-loaded.
If you’ve not already installed XP SP3 to date it’s roughly a 67mg download and will take at least 15 minutes to install (longer on slower PCs) so set aside some time to upgrade when you don’t need to be using your computer.