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 Edition31/12/200114/04/200908/04/201430/08/2005Buy Windows 8 now!
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 200228/10/200214/04/200908/04/201430/08/2005
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 200427/10/200314/04/200908/04/201410/10/2006
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 200530/12/200414/04/200908/04/201411/01/2011
Microsoft Windows XP Professional31/12/200114/04/200908/04/201430/08/2005Buy Windows 8 now!
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition24/04/200514/04/200908/04/201414/04/2009
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 212/03/2007Review 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 130/08/2002Not ApplicableNot Applicable10/10/2006
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1a03/02/2003Not ApplicableNot Applicable10/10/2006
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 217/09/2004Not ApplicableNot Applicable13/07/2010
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 321/04/2008Review 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 Edition31/12/200114/04/200908/04/2014
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition11/02/200314/04/200908/04/201410/10/2006
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 200525/08/200414/04/200908/04/201412/07/2011