Microsoft Support Lifecycle

Product support lifecycle information by product family

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Microsoft provides support on the current service pack, and in some cases the immediately preceding service pack, for the products listed below. See the Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ for details on the Service Pack Support Policy. If you have any questions regarding support for a product, please contact your Microsoft representative. If you need technical support, visit the Contact Microsoft Web site.

The information on this page is subject to the Microsoft Policy Disclaimer and Change Notice. Return to this site periodically to review any such changes.

Products ReleasedLifecycle Start DateMainstream Support End DateExtended Support End DateService Pack Support End DateNotes
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition12/31/20014/14/20094/8/20148/30/2005Buy Windows 8 now!
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 200210/28/20024/14/20094/8/20148/30/2005
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 200410/27/20034/14/20094/8/201410/10/2006
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 200512/30/20044/14/20094/8/20141/11/2011
Microsoft Windows XP Professional12/31/20014/14/20094/8/20148/30/2005Buy Windows 8 now!
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition4/24/20054/14/20094/8/20144/14/2009
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 23/12/2007Review NoteReview NoteSupport ends 24 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product's support lifecycle, whichever comes first. For more information, please see the service pack policy here .
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 18/30/2002Not ApplicableNot Applicable10/10/2006
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1a2/3/2003Not ApplicableNot Applicable10/10/2006
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 29/17/2004Not ApplicableNot Applicable7/13/2010
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 34/21/2008Review NoteReview NoteSupport ends 24 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product's support lifecycle, whichever comes first. For more information, please see the service pack policy here .
Microsoft Windows XP Starter Edition12/31/20014/14/20094/8/2014
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition2/11/20034/14/20094/8/201410/10/2006
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 20058/25/20044/14/20094/8/20147/12/2011