I'm looking for xp service pack 3 standalone in a smaller download than the MS network version which is over 300 megs. I've seen them, but suspect, and some of them outright say, that they've got "a few commercial offers" embedded.
Can someone recommend something that's significantly less than the 300 megs dl and either has nothing embedded or at least has the embedded material clearly marked and easy to avoid?
I am aware of the automatic option to update.
A secondary curiosity is why is microsoft allowing this to happen; maybe they are licensing these other versions for a fee?