Microsoft Reminds About Ending XP SP1 Support - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News
News
6/14/2006
03:19 PM
50%
50%

Microsoft Reminds About Ending XP SP1 Support

Customers running Windows XP SP1 must migrate to Windows XP SP2 over the next three months, or they'll lose incident support as of Oct. 10. Microsoft also said it won't release any more security updates for SP1 after that date.

Microsoft reminded solution providers and end users Wednesday that support for Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) will end Oct. 10.

Customers running Windows XP SP1 must migrate to Windows XP SP2 over the next three months, or they will lose incident support. Microsoft also said it won't release any more security updates for SP1 after that date.

During its monthly security briefing, Microsoft executives told customers to prepare their migrations over the summer. "I urge all customers to have plans ready for moving to XP SP2 as soon as possible," said Stephen Toulouse, a security product manager at Microsoft.

The original support end date for Windows XP SP1 was Sept. 17, 2006.

Windows XP SP1 was released July 11, 2002. Microsoft's latest version of the Windows client, Windows XP SP2, was announced Sept. 17, 2004. Its successor, Windows Vista, is scheduled to be released to the first batch of customers in November.

Microsoft said it's open to signing Custom Support Agreements to extend support and hot fixes for Windows XP SP1 for eligible enterprise customers that have plans to migrate to Windows XP SP2. The Redmond, Wash., company recommended that Windows XP SP1 customers consider migrating directly to Windows Vista when it becomes widely available in January 2007.

Microsoft also reiterated that extended support for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows Millennium Edition (ME) will end July 11. Microsoft's Software Update Service 1.0 reaches the end of its lifecycle on Dec. 6.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
Download this report from InformationWeek, in partnership with Dark Reading, to learn more about how today's IT operations teams work with cybersecurity operations, what technologies they are using, and how they communicate and share responsibility--or create risk by failing to do so. Get it now!
Slideshows
10 Cyberattacks on the Rise During the Pandemic
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  6/24/2020
News
IT Trade Shows Go Virtual: Your 2020 List of Events
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  5/29/2020
Commentary
Study: Cloud Migration Gaining Momentum
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  6/22/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Key to Cloud Success: The Right Management
This IT Trend highlights some of the steps IT teams can take to keep their cloud environments running in a safe, efficient manner.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll