End of Support for certain versions of Microsoft Windows


Support for a number of Microsoft Windows versions ended this year.

The products affected are :

  • Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server are now more than ten years old and support for these versions has ended entirely
  • Support for Windows XP will continue for a few more years; however Windows XP Service Pack 2 will no longer receive free security updates
  • Windows Vista Release To Manufacturing support has also now ended

If you’re using any of the products mentioned above, you won’t get automatic updates and fixes for any new issues. These include security updates that can help protect your business from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

There are a number of options available to you:

  • For Windows 2000 Professional upgrade to Windows 7
  • For Windows 2000 Server upgrade to Windows Server 2003 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2. The latter will be supported until 2018, and offers many advantages, particularly in the areas of virtualisation, security and manageability
  • For Windows XP SP2 there are two upgrade options: upgrade to the latest Service Pack, SP3, or to a more recent supported version of the Operating System, such as Windows 7
  • For Windows Vista RTM upgrade to Service Pack 2, or to Windows 7

PR PC Support can help and advise on any windows upgrades – be it XP , Vista or Windows Server versions.
Goto http://www.prpcs.co.uk

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