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 as well as 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:

Support is ending for some versions of Windows

The end of support for Windows XP may affect you if you use System Center Configuration Manager because certain versions support the deployment of only certain versions of Windows. You can use Operating System Deployment (OSD) to deploy the Windows operating system and to upgrade to a newer version, however depending on the version of Windows that you want to deploy, you may have to first upgrade the version of System Center Configuration Manager that you're using. The article below provides details about which version of ConfigMgr 2007 or ConfigMgr 2012 you need in order to deploy a particular version of Windows.

KB2909893 - Which version of System Center Configuration Manager do you need to deploy a particular version of Windows? (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2909893)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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