Microsoft axes support for Win 98 and Me

by admin July 3, 2006 at 2:12 pm

Off to the great coding shop in the sky

extended support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows Millennium edition from 11 July.

The move, which is being made in accordance with the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, effectively means that the software giant will end public and technical support, including security updates, by this date.

Microsoft said that existing support documents and content will continue to be available through the Microsoft Help and Support website.

“Microsoft is retiring support for these products because they are outdated and can expose customers to security risks,” the company said.

“We recommend customers who are still running Windows 98 or Windows Me to upgrade to a newer, more secure Microsoft operating system, such as Windows XP, as soon as possible.”

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