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End of security updates for XP and W2003 please

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    End of security updates for XP and W2003 please


    Hi everybody

    I'm still running and using Windows 2003 server and Windows XP as Virtual Machines.

    I'm confused now as to when security updates for these systems will end.
    Any link or definitive dates please.

    I know XP has a different end of support date to Windows 2003 but not sure whether it's 2013 or 2014.

    Thanks everybody

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #2


    Brest
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64


    hello

    wikipedia ?

    Windows XP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    On April 8, 2014, all support for Windows XP, including security updates and hotfixes, will be terminated
    Windows Server 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    On July 14, 2015, all Windows Server 2003 support, including security updates and security-related hotfixes, will be terminated
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by timofort View Post
    hello

    wikipedia ?

    Windows XP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    On April 8, 2014, all support for Windows XP, including security updates and hotfixes, will be terminated
    Windows Server 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    On July 14, 2015, all Windows Server 2003 support, including security updates and security-related hotfixes, will be terminated
    Too bad that Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (that is build from Windows Server 2003 SP1 codebase (NT 5.2.3790)) will get the same EOS date with regular Windows XP (that is build from pure Windows XP (NT 5.1.2600))
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  4. #4


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    No big deal, I'll probably still use XP as a VM even after the EOS date.
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  5. #5


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by timofort View Post
    hello

    wikipedia ?

    Windows XP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    On April 8, 2014, all support for Windows XP, including security updates and hotfixes, will be terminated
    Windows Server 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    On July 14, 2015, all Windows Server 2003 support, including security updates and security-related hotfixes, will be terminated
    Hi there

    Thanks for the Info -- not sure how I missed it -- anyway good to know I've still got 2 years left with w2003 --excellent system -- robust, fast and safe -- and everything works unlike W2012 server. !!

    I'll still keep my XP system also for a while yet --I have some really EXPENSIVE legacy hardware where the original manufacturer has long since gone out of business -- to replace the hardware and invest in a new system just isn't worth the 30,000 USD this would cost when the old hardware works brilliantly and I'm not bothered about Internet connection too much on this particular VM so the threat of Viruses don't bother me at all in this case. I just do the windows update as a matter of routine -- on the XP system I don't really need it though. !!

    A lot of old Emgineering and Laboratory type equipment will run for DECADES --and it's not the sort of stuff you upgrade very often anyway so I expect for these types of applications XP will probably STILL be around long after W7 and W8 have "Morphed" into something else. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #6


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Never trust Wikipedia,,,, go straight to the source....

    Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Microsoft Windows

    and here

    Select a Product for Lifecycle Information

    You should also understand the difference between Main Stream Support and Extended Support

    Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ
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End of security updates for XP and W2003 please
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