I spent some time to find the links from Microsoft website but to no avail (I found one
checked build version but that is not what I want).
Google found this one.
Downloading the 316MB Windows XP SP3 is pretty fast here from my Starhub
8Mbps cable online service.
Its installation is faster (on this slower desktop) compared to Vista SP1 (on
the faster notebook). The installation is pretty smooth as well. I have done
a few tests with Microchip MCU development tools (MPLAB, ICD 2, PICkit 2
and USB Stack V2.1) and all are running fine.