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Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 ends on July 13, 2010
No Change to Windows XP Mainstream and Extended Support end dates
Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010. This date was established when Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) was released on April 21, 2008.
This announcement is in line with the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy for Windows service packs. This policy states that when a new service pack is released, Microsoft will provide 24 months of support for the previous service pack for products that belong to the Windows product family.
Note The release of a service pack has no impact on Mainstream Support and Extended Support end dates. Therefore, there will be no change to the previously announced end of Mainstream and Extended Support dates for Windows XP. Windows XP will transition from the Mainstream Support phase to the Extended Support phase on April 14, 2009, as scheduled. During the Extended Support phase for Windows XP, Microsoft will continue to provide paid support and security updates at no additional charge. Extended Support for Windows XP will retire on April 8, 2014.
The Microsoft Support Lifecycle (MSL) policy provides transparent, predictable information about the support lifecycle of Microsoft products. More information is available on the MSL Web site at http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle.