On March 17, 2004, Microsoft issued the Release Candidate 1 (RC1) build of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). This build includes no major new features, instead focusing on refinements to features introduced in last month's beta update. Here are some screenshots from the new build.
|General tab of the Windows Firewall configuration utility.||Windows Firewall Exceptions tab.||Windows Firewall Advanced tab.|
|About Windows.||System Properties: Automatic Updates.||System Properties: Hardware (note the absence of "Add New Hardware" button).|
|Control Panel now features conspicuous Security Center link.||Security Center.||Security Center with expanded security feature links.|
|New wireless networking connection tray icon.||Wireless networking tray icon menu.||Wireless networking Connection dialog.|
|New Wireless Network Setup Wizard.||New wireless network connection icon in Network Connections.|