What's New: PCs Without XP SP3 Will Not Receive Updates

When Microsoft retires support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 on July 13, it will also cease providing updates for Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, and 8 on that platform as well. As of that date, computers will need to have at least Windows XP Service Pack 3 installed to receive new updates, including any security updates for Internet Explorer and other software provided with Windows. Microsoft provides support for service packs only for a limited time after the next service pack is released.

Microsoft previously announced that Internet Explorer 9 will not be available on Windows XP at all, which may prompt users to switch to Mozilla Firefox or another browser.

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 01:50 pm CDT

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