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Reminder: Support for Windows 2000, XP SP2 ends July 13

By Matthew · 15 replies
May 10, 2010
  1. A friendly reminder to those of you still running Windows 2000 and XP SP2, you have until July 13 to upgrade – if you want Microsoft's blessings, anyway. That date marks the end of Redmond's official support, which includes security updates, support assistance, and paid support. The company will still offer self-help online support, such as online Knowledge Base articles, FAQs, troubleshooting tools, and other resources for at least a year.

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  2. nice list, lol I pretty sure XP can do most of what Windows 7 can but w/e btw
    "Note that the 64-bit version of Windows XP does not have SP3, so support for XP x64 SP2 will continue until April 8, 2014." if it doesn't support SP3 then it will also end on July just like SP2 on XP.
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,311   +100

  4. well does xp support for applications end here
    no way its immpossible
    and besides its the highest used operating system on the market xp rules
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,311   +100

    To be perfectly clear here, it's only the second service pack that is losing support -- not XP itself. XP (with SP3) is supported until April 2014.
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

    I say if you still have XP running they should support until everyone is running 7 or 8 or 9 or 10? Hardware out lives the software today. I got gear that can't support 7 or if your run it just going to be slow.
  7. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Ya I see what ya mean tipstir, got an old PC still running Win2k Pro SP4 =D.
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Good news for me, I'm still using Windows 95 at work.
  9. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    no way. hardware falls behind much faster. remember ddr ram with pci gfx card was cookin when xp was released.......so far behind now while xp lives on. true, all of us techies have dinosaur cpus that have been pieced together from different projects over the years but you gotta admit they are way behind by todays standard
  10. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 827   +32

    You obviously have never used Windows 7. Don't talk about something you know nothing about. Without 3rd party programs that slow XP down, it can't do what Win7 comes stock with.
  11. Good, time to get off Windows XP its a POS!
  12. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,946   +200

    So finally Windows 2000 can be said to have reached it's "mature" stage ;)
    Good good, then I will upgrade to it this weekend :p
  13. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

    Ha ha. Well said Per !
  14. Thank god for notsupporting Windows 2000 as it is becoming a hassle to have to deal with in corporate environments. This will be a nice push for companies to at least baseline with XP and make our IT jobs much easier not dealing with 10 year old software. Windows 7 was finally a decent release of an OS from Microsoft as Vista was a horrible fail for them just like when Windows ME was released and totally sucked.
  15. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    Be that as it may, Windows 7 is barely a decent OS. Don't get me wrong, I'm not stuck in the past and I approve of, and support innovation, but I'll be sticking with XP64 until I'm forced out or they build a better OS. There's very little that doesn't work just as well, or better on XP64.
  16. This whole thing is a ploy by Microsoft to make people upgrade Windows.

    Why do they not say in their own message that Windows SP3 is supported till 2014? I have seen so many people get fooled, not realizing or remembering that the latest service pack for Windows XP is SP3 (for 32-bit).
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