From Windows XP SP1, Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows NT4 SP7

From Windows XP SP1, Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows NT4 SP7

While all Windows 2000 owners are still waiting for the third service pack for their operating system, there is already a folder on Microsoft's ftp servers that already contains over a hundred hot fixes that are included in Service Pack 4 for Windows 2000

The fact that Microsoft has now started to fill a new folder with small patches can be seen as a clear indication that Service Pack 3 for Windows 2000 is as good as finished, but itself still needs to be fixed for the last bugs. After all, a service pack should not introduce new errors into the system. The third service pack for Windows 2000 will eliminate almost a thousand of these errors. The only question that remains is when this update package is released for download by Microsoft. There is only one date for sure sometime this year.

They are also running for the other members of the Windows NT family Working on a new or first service pack in full swing. We are currently working on Service Pack 7 for Windows NT4 and have already compiled no fewer than 526 fixes. There will also be a major update for Windows XP in the course of the year in the form of the first service pack, which at the moment already contains 316 bug fixes.

If you have a precise picture of the current status of the If you want to do service packs, you should check out Microsoft's ftp server for hotfixes at the moment. However, the updates offered there are password-protected, so that knowledge of the updates is retained; trying them out is not possible.