Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2007 10:17 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Windows Microsoft has posted the release candidate of Windows XP Service Pack 3 to its download site. The move marks the first opportunity for all users of the six-year-old operating system to try out its final upgrade. Previously, several thousand users were given access to test builds of SP3 only by Microsoft's invitation. Update: I just installed the RC on my Windows XP MCE installation, and it all went fairly painless. I haven't noticed anything radically different either yet.
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by mbot on Thu 20th Dec 2007 10:55 UTC
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I've been running SP3 for a while now and I recently noticed this: I can't put the IE icon on the desktop anymore. You know the one without the shortcut arrow. I go to display properties, then to customize desktop and see that the option to display the IE icon is gone. I only get 'my documents,' 'my computer,' and 'my network places.'

Does anybody else have this problem? I don't know if SP3 made this change or if it was slipped into some update. Documentation says nothing about this.

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