Do you know that Microsoft will no more support for some older versions of Windows OS in year 2010? To be more specific, the end of support for Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000 Professional will reach its final destination on July 13, 2010. For Windows Vista which do not have service packs will reach the end of support on April 13, 2010. These Windows Operating Systems are targeted to desktop front end consumers.
Meaning of Windows End Of Support
For Windows Vista no service pack, Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft will no longer provides any security hotfixes, patches and users will no longer receive any software updates notification from Windows Update. These Windows Updates are important to user’s PCs to protect their PCs from malicious software, spyware, viruses. However, customers still can use their old versions of Windows OS but these customers are encouraged to upgrade to newer service packs such as Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista SP2.
How To Check Windows Version
Anxious to check your Windows OS version now? Well, there are 2 ways to find out the Windows OS version.
1) Click Start Button, right-click on My Computer and select Properties to see which Service Pack is installed on your PC.
2) Start –> Run, type winver and you will know the answer immediately.
Download Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2
To ensure your PC’s performances and capable to receive free updates of newer security patches from Microsoft Windows Updates. Please download the latest Windows XP Service Packs 3 and Windows Vista Service Packs 2 below:
Download Windows XP SP3 Link
Download Windows Vista SP2 Link
*For Vista users, Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.
I urged all Windows XP SP2, Vista with no service pack and Windows 2000 Professional users to upgrade your older version of Service packs to avoid the hackers attacks and make your PC more safer and run faster.