In case you didn’t notice, Microsoft will end support for Windows 2000 (Client and Server) and Windows XP SP2 on July 13, 2010. Customers will no longer be able to call Microsoft for support or receive free security updates from Microsoft unless they move to a supported version of the operating system.
For the record, Windows 2000 was released almost 10 years ago, back in February 2000. Windows XP was released more than 8 years ago, in August 2001.
Update (18-Jan-2010): Windows XP SP3 is going into extended support till April 2014 meaning that you can get hotfixes if you enter into a (paid) Extended Hotfix Support agreement, which is not included by default in a Premier Support agreement.
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