Microsoft to stop security updates for Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft will no longer shore up security weaknesses in computers using Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows 2000 operating systems, the company has revealed.
The software giant announced Tuesday that it will stop supporting computers using those older operating systems as of July 13th.
Such desktop PCs and servers are still widely used in corporate networks globally. Qualys estimates 50% of Windows XP machines used by businesses are SP2 machines. Qualys manages computer upgrades for over 4,000 corporations, government agencies and large organizations worldwide, as well as small- and medium-sized businesses.
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