Rumors have it that Microsoft is releasing Windows XP Service Pack 3 next week. OEMs (that’s us) and business customers will get the service pack first followed by the rest of XP users through Microsoft’s online Windows Update service about a week later.

Microsoft is in a bit of a quandary with XP. The more it improves the OS, the less reason users have to upgrade to Vista, which has failed to catch on with computer users since its debut last year.

The Microsoft Service Pack Overview