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.
At least I had SP3, hehe.
Still I can't picture a computer that has SP1 even being able to play the vast majority of games on Steam and those with a PC that old and whom are too cheap to buy a newer one are probably too cheap to pay for any games. I mean you can pick up a 2006 Core 2 Duo with 2GB RAM and a high end nVidia or ATI from the same year for little more than $100.
A hundred bucks. Stop being cheap and get off that archaic OS that can't properly utilize modern hardware let alone more than 3GB of RAM.
And I can't wait for the day when VALVe stops supporting XP all ogether. Its an old OS and needs to go away like 95/98/2000/ME have.