end of support for XP SP2

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
February 10, 2010 at 03:47:45
Specs: xp, 4.087 GHz / 3199 MB
Support for Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010
I know this isn't necessarily Configuration Manager specific but I figured that some of you may still have some old Windows 2000 or Windows XP SP2 systems running out there and would appreciate the heads up.

As the title says, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Professional are reaching End of Support (EOS) on July 13, 2010 (and Windows Vista RTM End of Support is on April 13, 2010). This means that regular Microsoft support and free access to security updates will come to an end for those products on those dates.

To help with planning your migration strategy to Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, we have the Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center which is a fantastic place to start. It has information on planning your move, migrating clients and server roles, Small Business Server, Application Compatibility and much much more. It's a definite must-see site and you can check out all the details at http://support.microsoft.com/win2000.

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#1
February 21, 2010 at 05:41:33
"indomac88"...

I am at a loss to understand your fascination with the link you provide immediately above? What bearing does it have on the info posted initially by "princecorum"?

And similary one or two others that seem to point to other posts in CN, but appear to have little or no bearing on the post to which they are applied?

Or am I missing something... if so please to enlighten me?

Incidentally takk to "princecourm" for that info; wasn't aware of that pending demise - especially W2K variants... But I am a little puzzled here too. XP is said to go to 2014... and presumably xp-sp3 will likewise go to then - and thus presumably xp-sp2 would be covered until then by default (being a part of sp-3)?


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#2
February 21, 2010 at 06:23:42
i understand that support for XP until 2014, will be for clients who pay for support, which in general is not your average joe user, corporations and enterprise would be my guess, after 2010 your average joe will have to go to his pc supplier for support.

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#3
February 21, 2010 at 08:44:18
Big deal - who needs Microsoft support anyhow when there
are literally hundreds of computer forums manned by
experienced members - and all free?

And many people are still using Windows 98 quite happily,
support for which went down the pan years ago.

I don't think there's any need to lose any sleep over your
'devasting' revelations.


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#4
February 21, 2010 at 08:49:52
ooh err pip22, i didnt post devastating revelations, i just thought some people might appreciate the info, especially those using XP and on the fence about wether or not to move upto win7.
as i believe win 7 is really the best OS on the mkt ever...and anyone quite happily using win 98, certainly no one i know...

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#5
February 21, 2010 at 12:13:47
Our gardener still uses W98. I have one which I keep in good order as a spare but admit to hardly using it since my wife bought a Vista laptop.

The W98 forum shows folk still using W98 but I accept that they are a diminishing breed - the relative infrequency of postings proves this.

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#6
February 21, 2010 at 12:31:23
I'm still using 98SE on one of my computers - the one I use the most - and I know a few people who are still using it or 98 or ME.

I'm getting frequent errors on many web sites in IE 6 SP2, e.g. Done, with errors, lower left, and javascript related messages - "The java script that is running on this web page is slowing Internet Explorer . Do you want to disable it from running ?" or similar, and generally IE 6 SP2 is loading pages much slower than it used to.
Eventually IE 6 SP2 may be usablein 98SE.


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#7
February 21, 2010 at 12:35:26
"ooh err pip22, i didnt post devastating revelations"

That's why I put "devasting" in inverted commas, my man. I
was speaking figuratively, not stating a fact.

As for imparting this information, we are all quite capable of
visiting the Microsoft website for such info, you can also have
them send you a weekly email which tells you about their
support plans for the future.

Computing Net is a forum for problem-solving, not an
information service.


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#8
February 21, 2010 at 12:55:07
pip22
Sometimes the odd heads-up or information post can be of interest or useful.
I don't think it is against forum rules.

T&W
I haven't run into the errors you mentioned but mine is W98SE. Opera browser runs fine on W98 and gets updated for security, unlike IE6.

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#9
February 21, 2010 at 13:23:29
mmm

Posting the occasional info re' whatever OS etc... can be very helpful; especially to/for those not in the mainstream (IT profession etc.) of it all. Often the domestic users and less experienced will not know about things they might find useful/wise to know about...

Have found more than a few occasions when info (re' M$ etc.) from XPUser , jam, Tubes, DaveinCaps, Derek, Wanderer - to mention but a few of the cognoscenti here - has been more than helpful/useful to me. And I am reasonably well across the mainstream sources too...


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#10
February 21, 2010 at 13:23:32
pip22 We can all do a lot of things, unfortuanately is not a true statement, i assure you many people dont use the ms/technet sites many people dont get the information i posted, and no matter how you look at it, suport for XP is comming to an end and people using it should in my opinion be aware of that,
solving problems works on this site by sharing knowledge and information, i wonder why you have such a bee in your bonnet about this post, that you feel sarcasm, speaking figurativly, is more important than not stating fact..do you make your living by working with XP?
in holland we are allowed to express our opinion openly without fear of recrimination..
pray tell why are you upset about my post?? ;-)

oh and have a nice evening.

i will dump this thread from my mind after this comment,
you keep up the good work helping xp users.

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#11
February 22, 2010 at 10:49:00
As I read the post about Windows XP SP2 free support ending in July of 2010...I thought of the word "conspiracy" on the part of Microsoft to force people to switch to Windows 7. Or, pay MS to continue support on their XP machines. With nearly 60% of all Windows users...still using Windows XP Home & Professional...even though Windows Vista has been available for some time. > [Release to Manufacturing (RTM) (built on November 1, 2006 with a build number of 6000.16386) is the version of Windows Vista that shipped to customers. Microsoft announced this build had been finalized on November 8, 2006, after over five years of development].
From my studies, I believe many people with older boxes running XP Home or Professional may be in for some big surprises and expenses if they try and switch to Windows 7. My 32 bit desktop has only 512 Mb ram....and runs great with XP Professional. I can surf the net and do what I want to do. It is going to do the same on Windows 7?
Last May 31st, I purchased the very 1st Netbook computer offered by a wireless provider (Verizon). It is an Hp-mini netbook with 1 Gig of memory....yet Hewett Packard chose (not me) to load it with XP Home. ...Is that because Vista & 7 are to much of a "memory hog" for it. My warranty is still in effect until 5/31/10....So, MS is stopping free support a little over a month after my warranty is up. Convince me the word "conspiracy" does not apply.

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#12
February 22, 2010 at 12:52:41
There have been times in the past where Microsoft has extended their support far beynd the date originally specified. E.g. they did that when they determined a significant percentage of people were still using 98, 98SE, and ME, long after XP was first released. Only time will tell whether they will extend the support for XP to a later date in the future, eventually.

Some people do NOT want to switch from XP to Vista or Windows simply because their computer can't be upgraded to meet the all the minimum requirements of Vista or Windows 7. A lot of others who have tried them don't like Vista or Windows 7 because there are a lot of things that are different than they are/were in 95 thru XP - they just don't like that much change.


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#13
February 22, 2010 at 13:41:21
I might be proved hopelessly wrong but I'm tempted to believe the end of support for XP might be put back or at least cover more years than the support for W9x & ME stuff.

To start with, people can hang onto XP because software writers will find it fairly easy to accommodate it, being NT based. W98SE & ME were branches of another tree and software companies were probably quite eager to not have to write for these OS's.

The negative aspects of Vista might help too, although with the advances in hardware I don't think Vista is so much of a problem these days.

The real sinker could be Windows 7. As the take up is high then it is easier for MS to stop XP support. Regarding conspiracies - yes, it is probably in their interest.

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#14
February 22, 2010 at 16:06:31
A lot of netbooks (and possibly some notebooks too?) are being sold with Windows-7 Starter edition... This is a real con-trick as this version is little more than a demo... One cannot change many (if any) of the settings; it is essentially locked down... The dealers I spoke to (big popular electronics etc. stores..) in SLC and Vegas a couple of weeks ago were very caustic about this arrangement too... The say generally that to get it to run properly and allow you to what you may wish with it... you have to upgrade the OS installation ($80-120 - at least?) and also increase RAM..

While it appears the range of drivers built-in to Windows-7 for HP printers is pretty good (appears to include models back to Laser-jet 11 - that's 2 in HP/Roman numerals-speak) and from there forwards...!) support for other makes etc. isn't so good...

Why will many people wish to switch to Windows-7 when they have perfectly good XP-system running; one that doesn't demand they buy new kit etc...?

The cost to users in big outfits for new kit will enorMOUSE (UK posters -and thus likely tv-viewers - may recognise that awful pun...). Many refused to go to Vista for that reason; likely will refuse again re' Windows-7? XP took a while to get to where it is now; "reasonably" stable and drivers various available for it and as It ain't broke... why fix it?


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#15
February 22, 2010 at 16:27:56
I shall be sticking with XP too but then I stuck with my "super honed up"
W98SE for quite a while too. Wifey's Vista lappy keeps me nearly modern LOL.

Straying off the point, I was often told, in my early days of XP, that it was a whole lot different, more complex to fix, and more reliable. I agree about the reliablity but not so the rest. The same old computer basics still apply to XP, with some changes in technical detail. I still think W98SE could be much more of a pig to fix than XP. I used to spend far too many happy hours in the blackness of DOS.

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#16
February 22, 2010 at 20:23:35
One you get past the problems you can have installing devices and software in 98SE, I find it's pretty stable. It hasn't crashed for me such that it didn't work the next boot for years.
I haven't had any serious problems with XP on my own computer or on a friend's computer that I installed XP MCE 2005 on, but I certainly have had to fix prblems with XP on several other people's systems.

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