“The XP SE story appears in “Microsoft Windows XP–The Official Magazine,” which the UK’s Future Publishing produces. Dated June 2002, the issue describes XP Service Pack (SP1), a follow-up called XP SE, and the differences between the two releases. “Essentially XP SP1 is a free collection of enhancements and patches for Windows XP,” the story reports. “Windows XP SE is a bigger upgrade–including [Internet Explorer] IE 7 and DirectX 9–which you will have to pay for if you want it. When can I get them? Windows XP SP1 is out this summer…Windows XP SE is due [in] early 2003.” Read the rest of the report at WinInfo. Update: Microsoft: “XP SE Not Happening“.