Support for Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014. After that date, Microsoft will not provide any public support for Windows XP. This includes security patches, non-security hotfixes, and assisted support. To continue receiving assisted support and security updates, you should upgrade to a more recent version of Windows. For more information, see the following Microsoft website:
* CU3 (Cumulative Update 3) requires additional configuration considerations. For information about CU3 considerations, see How to customize Windows PE boot images to use in Configuration Manager.
|Version of Windows being deployed||Version of System Center Configuration Manager required|
|Windows 7||System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 or later|
|Windows 8||System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager or later|
|Windows 8.1||System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager or System Center 2012 SP1 CU3 Configuration Manager*|
For more information about operating system deployment prerequisites, see Prerequisites for deploying operating systems in Configuration Manager.
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Versions of the Windows PowerShell command-line interface that are supported for each System Center 2012 R2 component