Windows XP SP1 and SP1a support ends on October 10, 2006

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    Windows XP SP1 and SP1a support ends on October 10, 2006
    Final customer notifications about the end of Windows XP SP1 and SP1a support


    Support for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Service Pack 1a (SP1a) ends on October 10, 2006. Microsoft will end support on this date. This also includes security updates for these service packs. Microsoft is providing final notifications to customers regarding the end of support for these products.

    Microsoft is ending support for these products as part of the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Service Pack support policy. We recommend that customers who are still running Windows XP SP1 or SP1a upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 2 as soon as possible.

    To determine whether you are running Windows XP SP1, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. If "Service Pack 1" appears under System, you are running Windows XP SP1. We do not recommend that you install SP1a if you are already running SP1. We recommend that you install Windows XP SP2 if you are running Windows XP SP1 or SP1a.


    Key dates:
    Windows XP SP2 was released on September 17, 2004. According to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Service Pack policy, Microsoft provided 24 months of support for Windows XP SP1 following the Windows XP SP2 release.
    The original support end date for Windows XP SP1 was September 17, 2006.
    In January 2006, Microsoft announced an adjustment to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle expiration dates, moving the end of support date for Windows XP SP1 to October 10, 2006. Details about this announcement can be found at
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifean17/.

    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifean19
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    SP1 for Internet Explorer
    Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Windows XP Home Edition
    Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Windows 98 (end of support for this is on 11-Jul-2006)
    Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Windows 98 SE (end of support for this is on 11-Jul-2006)
    Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Windows Millennium (end of support for this is on 11-Jul-2006)
    SP1 for Office
    Office Professional Edition 2003 Service Pack 1
    Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003 Service Pack 1
    Office Small Business Edition 2003 Service Pack 1
    Office Standard Edition 2003 Service Pack 1
    Office Students and Teachers Edition 2003 Service Pack 1
    Office Visio Professional 2003 Service Pack 1
    Office Visio Standard 2003 Service Pack 1
    SP1 for Server
    Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 1
    Content Management Server 2002 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 1 (end of support for this is on 11-Jul-2006)
    Host Integration Server 2000 Service Pack 1 (end of support for this is on 11-Jul-2006)
    SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition Service Pack 3a (end of support for this is on 11-Jul-2006)
    SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 3a (end of support for this is on 11-Jul-2006)
    SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Developer Edition Service Pack 1 (end of support for this is on 11-Jul-2006)
    SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Enterprise Edition Service Pack 1 (end of support for this is on 11-Jul-2006)
    SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Evaluation Edition Service Pack 1 (end of support for this is on 11-Jul-2006)
    SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Standard Edition Service Pack 1 (end of support for this is on 11-Jul-2006)
    SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition Service Pack 3a (end of support for this is on 11-Jul-2006)
    Windows XP SP1 and SP1a support ends on October 10, 2006
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    End of support


    End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This is the time to make sure you have the latest available service pack installed. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information. For more information go to Microsoft Support Lifecycle.




    Desktop operating systems



    Latest service pack



    End of mainstream support



    End of extended support




    Windows XP



    Service Pack 3



    April 14, 2009



    April 8, 2014




    Windows Vista



    Service Pack 2



    April 10, 2012



    April 11, 2017




    Windows 7



    Service Pack 1



    January 12, 2015



    January 14, 2020


    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/products/lifecycle
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