Microsoft Retires Windows 2000 Professional and XP Service Pack 2

Yesterday Microsoft officially retired support for Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).

So what does this mean to the average user, well your Operating System isn’t just going to stop working, so that’s the good news. The bad news however is that Microsoft will no longer be releasing any security patches for either of these Operating Systems going forward.

So if a vulnerability is discovered in one of these Operating Systems now, then you really are on your own to try and secure it.

Please be aware of this people and make the necessary upgrades as soon as humanly possible.

For more info on Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle for both of these platforms please see the links below.

Windows 2000 Professional

Windows XP Service Pack 2