Support for Windows XP SP2 ends today

Back in March, we mentioned that support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010.


Today is the day. If your computer is running these operating systems you have two options.


·         Upgrade to Windows 7. For more information, see Windows 7 System Requirements, Get to know Windows 7, or Windows 7: Explore new and improved security features.

·         Install the most current Service Pack: If you are not ready to move to Windows 7, then apply the most current Service Pack to continue to receive updates and support. For Windows Vista support and updates, upgrade to Windows Vista SP2, and for Windows XP support and updates, upgrade to SP3.


To learn more, see Support is ending for some versions of Windows.


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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »