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Support for XP with SP2 will end on July 13, 2010,

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March 25, 2010 12:22:04 AM

Support is ending for some versions of Windows

Support for Windows Vista without any service packs will end on April 13, 2010.

Support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010.*


If you're running one of these versions after support ends, you won't get security updates for Windows.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/end-sup...
March 25, 2010 1:41:34 AM

It was bound to happen sooner or later.
March 25, 2010 4:25:08 AM

I have SP3 installed on all my XP systems anyway. We still use XP around the offices. I just installed XP Virtual machine in one of my Win 7 64 machines and also have an Xp Virtual machine running in a Vista 64 machine.
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March 25, 2010 5:07:02 AM

When support ends, it just means there won't be any NEW updates, all existing updates will still be available; you can still down-load Windows 3.1x updates from MS.
March 25, 2010 6:48:27 AM

I think it means SP3 will have to be installed to get further updates.
March 25, 2010 10:32:09 AM

This topic has been sticky in top of the forum by 4ryan6
May 31, 2010 6:28:41 PM

Here is some information that you may find useful.

Microsoft will officially retire Windows XP SP2 on July 13, 2010. After this date, although it will continue to provide security updates for XP SP3, it will stop issuing patches for the older SP2.

Windows XP SP3 will end all support in April 2014; to continue to receive updates for SP3, users must update to that service pack (SP3) by July.
June 7, 2010 4:23:50 PM

Time is running out people, this won't be a big shocking deal until you're trying to update from a SP1 or SP2 reinstall, you need to either get busy slip streaming your installation disks, or have the independent service pack available to install.

Slip Streaming saves a whole lot of re-installation time.

WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe > 316.4mb download

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5b33b5a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4&displaylang=en

This WinXP SP3 download can be used as stand alone or slip streamed, for any WinXP Versions.
June 16, 2010 9:11:12 PM

i heard sp3 makes your system slower or is it all lies?
June 16, 2010 9:23:30 PM

i have tried downloading this about 20 times and it doesnt even work!
June 16, 2010 10:25:15 PM

What doesn't work?

The Download?

Yes it does work.

You click the download button, and it takes you to the download page, if it doesn't start the download, click the button, like it says to do.
June 25, 2010 8:43:14 PM

Download worked for me even though I didn't need it... Come on people you shouldn't be on SP2 or SP1 anyways. Update your computers!... I'm actually amazed support will keep on going for SP3, I really thought microsoft would of stopped in order to force the purchase of Vista or 7... It's a good thing. Still i'm on Linux :S support just don't end XD
June 28, 2010 1:28:17 PM

What about online/phone activation? Are they going to can that aswell?
June 28, 2010 1:44:21 PM

allangallop said:
What about online/phone activation? Are they going to can that aswell?



No :pfff: 
June 28, 2010 1:59:30 PM

bumer2314 said:
Download worked for me even though I didn't need it... Come on people you shouldn't be on SP2 or SP1 anyways. Update your computers!... I'm actually amazed support will keep on going for SP3, I really thought microsoft would of stopped in order to force the purchase of Vista or 7... It's a good thing. Still i'm on Linux :S support just don't end XD


If Vista had been a smashing success out of the gate, things regarding WinXP would be quite different today, but we all know how Vista fared form the beginning, and you would be stunned to discover how many business's are running WinXP with no intentions of changing to even Win7.

I know of one business still running Win95, its completely closed to internet access, but their machinery runs off the old OP/SYS just fine, and they won't change a thing as long as it does.

Population wise most older computer users are afraid of change and having to learn a new OP/SYS, business's are afraid of change over problems resulting in loss of cash flow and down time, especially in this present economy.

So Microsoft knows it needs to support WinXP SP3 for some time to come, at least until Win7 shines enough to be the new crown jewel for MSFT, personally I ran Win7 32bit and Win7 64bit in the free testing phase, and I wasn't really impressed with it, sure didn't go run out and buy it.
July 13, 2010 6:32:20 PM

One slight correction - this is 32-bit XP SP2. 64-bit SP2 still receives the same support as 32-bit SP3.
July 13, 2010 10:39:54 PM

badge said:
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XP will be with us for a long time!


Be interesting to see what happens when Windows XP is not equipped to support future cutting edge technology. Be more interesting to see how much of a player XP is in August 2014.

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-gb&C2=117...


Primarily for corporate clients who want to downgrade from Win 7 to XP. Some companies take forever and a day, to make changes for the better!
July 16, 2010 5:14:15 PM

^affirmative
July 18, 2010 6:41:13 PM

This topic has been desticky in top of the forum by 4ryan6
July 18, 2010 6:44:53 PM

4Ryan6 said:
This topic has been desticky in top of the forum by 4ryan6


That's all right. Anyone needing to update to SP3 can borrow the copy I keep on my toolbox flashdrive.
July 18, 2010 8:19:30 PM

4Ryan6 said:
Time is running out people, this won't be a big shocking deal until you're trying to update from a SP1 or SP2 reinstall, you need to either get busy slip streaming your installation disks, or have the independent service pack available to install.


Not exactly. The old updates will still be available, including service packs. MS just wont be providing new updates for those service packs.
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