Microsoft offers more time to test XP Service Pack 2

Thursday, 9 September 2004, 10:13 AM EST

Microsoft Corp. is giving users more time to prepare for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) by doubling the time a special registry key will prevent PCs from automatically downloading and installing the mammoth update.

Faced with concerns from IT professionals, Microsoft last month made available a tool that allows users to set a Windows registry key that instructs the system to skip downloading and installing SP2 for 120 days, but still download other critical updates. Microsoft has now doubled that period to 240 days, Microsoft told select customers in an e-mail message on Tuesday.

By Joris Evers at Info World.

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