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All Microsoft operating systems are periodically updated through downloadable ‘service packs’ (SP). There is often more than one service pack released for each operating system. After an initial SP has been out-dated, and a new SP becomes available, the previous service pack is no longer ‘supported’ by Microsoft as part of our normal product lifecycle policy.
How do I know what version of software I am running?
Click here to find out which version of the Windows operating system you are running
What does “End of Support” mean?
If you are currently running Windows XP Service Pack 2 (or any earlier versions), you will not receive any security updates from Microsoft from July 13th 2010. This means that your computer is exposed to security threats and may be prone to viruses. The recommended (and easiest) way to make sure your computer is always running the latest service pack is to turn on Automatic Updates on your PC. This means your computer will automatically download a service pack as soon as it becomes available.
Where can I download the latest service pack or find out about upgrading my software?
To get the latest service pack for your computer, or to upgrade to Windows 7, please click here for details*. This site should answer any questions you may have about End of Support for Windows XP SP2.
*All Windows Service Packs are free, however, internet service provider download charges may apply.