Such is not in Windows XP, but can be in Explorer. The "base OS" doesn't do this trick. Explorer may look inside the MP3 for such and if you add the columns will show such.

What updates the MP3 is usually an APPLICATION such a Windows Media Player which has it's own configuration settings to retrieve ID tags.

The WMP MINI FAQ may give you clues as to why it may fail. But I find firewalls that people deny Windows to reach out and get the information is the usual issue.

More reading at http://www.nwlink.com/~zachd/pss/pss.html