Support ends for Windows XP SP1
Service Pack 1 users need to upgrade now or lose support, says Microsoft
Microsoft will end support for Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) and SP 1a on 10 October, leaving users no option but to upgrade to SP2 if they wish to continue to receive support for crucial components, including security software.
The move to drop support for SP1 is in line with Microsoft’s stated strategy for support. According to its guidelines, Microsoft guarantees to provide “mainstream support” for a full product for five years, but will only guarantee to support a Service Pack for 12 months after the launch of the next version of that pack.
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