Steam to No Longer Support Windows XP SP1

Starting August 31st, Steam will no longer be supporting Windows XP SP1. According to Valve, this change will affect less than one percent of Steam users.

Quite frankly, I’m surprised that those running XP SP1 are even able to get Steam to boot. And if you’re part of the one percent, it’s high time for an upgrade to at least SP2. It’s okay to turn on Windows Update from time to time… it won’t bite.

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  • serginho
    XP had a good run but now windows 7 is the best windows to date, TIME TO CHANGE!!!
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  • alextheblue
    serginhoXP had a good run but now windows 7 is the best windows to date, TIME TO CHANGE!!!
    But that's the funny part, Steam isn't discontinuing support for XP. Just for SP1. That's two system packs old! Just update it, already.
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  • Dragh0n
    I thought I was late to the party 'cause I just got Windows 7.. XP SP1? :)
    At least I had SP3, hehe.
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  • Dragh0n
    I thought I was late to the party 'cause I just got Windows 7.. XP SP1? :)
    At least I had SP3, hehe.
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  • unksol
    i find this shocking. does Microsoft even still support SP1? why would any company waste time supporting anything but SP3? nevermind the people who refuse to update are going to be a much larger burden on the support system
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  • serginho
    XP had a good run but now windows 7 is the best windows to date, TIME TO CHANGE!!!
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