As of 19th of April 2009; Windows XP will go from the mainstream support to the extended support phase. What
What kind of support will customers receive during the Extended Support phase?
What is changing on April 14, 2009?
Please note: As per the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy, Mainstream and Extended Support require that the supported service packs be installed in order to continue receiving any support, including security updates. Therefore, to receive Extended Support for Windows XP, customers must have the latest, supported service pack installed.
These dates are in line with the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy, which provides transparent, predictable information about the support lifecycle of Microsoft products. More information is available on the MSL Web site at http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle
MSL External Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/
MSL FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy
Product Support Dates Search: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/
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