Windows XP Service Pack 1 Scheduled For August 14th!

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It looks like SP1 XP has been released internally. Beta testing is said to start today. And english and german versions are scheduled for a release on August 14th, 2002. We thank Steven Bink, a Windows 2000 MCSE from Amsterdam, The Netherlands for the heads up. Read more... (but take it with a grain of salt) What is SP1?
Windows XP Service Pack 1 includes bug fixes (over 1700) and product updates
released since build 2600 (RTM). The updates include support for USB 2.0 and
a supported version of IPv6.

The SP1 CD will include some eHome components such as support for Tablet PC,
Mira and Freestyle.

The Service Pack package will update both XP Professional and Home editions.
Windows XP Professional 64-bit edition will also have an SP1 version.
What is the release schedule?
Note: dates are always subject to change.

The XP SP1 beta schedule is at Beta is scheduled to begin May 31, 2002 for
English and German. A Japanese version is scheduled for two weeks later;
June 14, 2002.

XP SP1 is scheduled for release (RTW) on August 14, 2002. The English and
German versions will be released on August 14th, and other localized
language version will be released according to the schedule at What does it
add to my system?
USB 2.0
XP SP1 includes drivers to support USB 2.0 devices. Windows Catalog lists
third party hardware that supports USB 2.0 and that are compatible with
Windows XP.
USB 2.0 is an enhancement to USB 1.x and increases maximum transfer rates to
Windows XP shipped with a developer?s version of IPv6. Microsoft provides no
support whatsoever for that version in a production environment. It is for
testing and development only.
SP1 contains an update to IPv6. The SP1 version is supported. If installed,
the updated version of IPv6 is listed in the Local Area Connection
For more information about IPv6 see the Microsoft internal site http://ipv6,
or the external site
SP1 add support in Windows XP for Mira. Mira is the code name for software
and hardware technology supporting portable display devices. The primary
technologies involved are; Windows XP on the Base Station, CE .NET and
802.11 on the display device.
For more information about Mira see the internal site http://teamsts/mira or
the external site
SP1 adds support in Windows XP for Freestyle. Freestyle is the codename for
software and hardware technology supporting remote control of the PC. The
focus is on remote control of video, audio, photos, and TV from within the
PC. For more information about Freestyle see

Mira and Freestyle are intended for home users, not a corporate environment.

Tablet PC
SP1 includes support for Tablet PCs. Major computer vendors are expected to
release models in the second half of 2002. For additional information about
the Table PC see Source: Bink