Microsoft Windows XP – Support Ending!

Support for Microsoft Windows XP is ending soon. Support for Windows XP is ending on April 8, 2014. Don’t go unprotected. Find out what end of support means for you.

What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?

 

An unsupported version of Windows will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update. These include security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can steal your personal information. Windows Update also installs the latest software updates to improve the reliability of Windows—new drivers for your hardware and more.

You should always install the latest updates or service packs for Windows. You can download and install these through Windows Update.

Support end dates

Here are the dates when support will end for PCs running Windows XP and Windows Vista without the latest service packs:

  • Support for Windows XP is ending on April 8, 2014.
  • Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) ended on July 12, 2011. To continue support, make sure you’ve installed Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2).
  • Support for Windows Vista without any service packs ended on April 13, 2010. To continue support, make sure you’ve installed Windows Vista SP2.
  • Support for Windows XP SP2 ended on July 13, 2010. To continue support, make sure you’ve installed Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3). For more information, see Learn how to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3).