Windows XP security update coming

Thursday, 5 August 2004, 1:25 PM EST

The world's largest software maker said that Service Pack 2 (SP2), an update to Windows it has been touting for months, will be distributed online to PC users over the next few weeks as well as to computer makers, while packaged Windows CD-ROMs with the update will ship to store shelves in October.

Microsoft, which spent more than $300 million on SP2, said the update will be completed "imminently" after a two-month delay.

Service Packs are free major updates to Windows used to fix bugs and add features to the operating system.

At CNN.

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