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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Microsoft Reminds About Ending XP SP1 Support

Customers running Windows XP SP1 must migrate to Windows XP SP2 over the next three months, or they’ll lose incident support as of Oct. 10. Microsoft also said it won’t release any more security updates for SP1 after that date.  Microsoft reminded solution providers and end users Wednesday that support for Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) will end Oct. 10.

During its monthly security briefing, Microsoft executives told customers to prepare their migrations over the summer.  Microsoft said it’s open to signing Custom Support Agreements to extend support and hot fixes for Windows XP SP1 for eligible enterprise customers that have plans to migrate to Windows XP SP2. 

Microsoft also reiterated that extended support for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows Millennium Edition (ME) will end July 11. Microsoft’s Software Update Service 1.0 reaches the end of its lifecycle on Dec. 6.

Posted on 06/15