Grab a copy of mdac 2.8 sp1.
You'll now find
msxml 3.0 sp7
But wait a minute.
msxml 3.0 sp5 was just released.
How is sp7 created before sp5?
Best not to give myself a headache so I keep on moving.
Thanks to all, I now have the MS XML SP5 update which is indicated as published June 23rd/2005. Easy install.
On my 4 month old HP Laptop, much to my surprise, after searching for which version I had, I found it already had MS XML 3.0 SP5. dated as modified on (wait for it)
March 5th, 2005. Approximately 3 3/4 months before now!
I figured MS sent some stuff to HP,IBM, Dell etc ahead of time so they could customize it to suit but never would have guessed that much earlier !!! Or is it just MS doing the ''name 2 separate files the same''? Hmmm...