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Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition Support ends on July 11, 2006
Final customer notification about the end of Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition Extended Support
Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition (Me) ends on July 11, 2006. Microsoft will end public and technical support by this date. This also includes security updates. Microsoft is providing final notifications to customers to end the extended security update support for these products.
Microsoft is ending support for these products because they are outdated and these older operating systems can expose customers to security risks. We recommend that customers who are still running Windows 98 or Windows Me upgrade to a newer, more secure Microsoft operating system, such as Windows XP, as soon as possible.
Microsoft announced Product Support Lifecycle Policy as early as October 15, 2002.