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Appeared on: Thursday, February 25, 2010
Microsoft Ends Support For Windows 2000, Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista RTM

Microsoft will end support for all versions of Windows 2000, Windows Vista RTM and Windows XP SP2 on July 13th, 2010.

The company announced that consumers who are running Windows Vista with no services packs installed (also known as Windows Vista RTM or SP0), should update to install the latest service pack available ? Windows Vista Service Pack 2. We also recommend checking out our latest Windows release. On April 13th, 2010, Windows Vista RTM will reach the end of support, Microsoft said.

The company added that on July 13th, 2010, all versions of Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2 will also reach the end of support. Microsoft recommends users who are still on Windows XP SP2 to install the latest service pack available via the Microsoft Update website ? Windows XP Service Pack 3 ? or look at moving to Windows 7. Users still on Windows 2000 will need to look at moving to a more current version of Windows, such as Windows 7.

For more information on the end of support for these Windows releases, go to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/end-support-windows-xp-sp2-windows-vista-without-service-packs?os=other


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