Microsoft support; life cycles etc.


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Guest

Hi
After reading all the text/papers/instructions on the subjet I'm still
somewhat confused. The current OS on my desktop is xp home edition which had
an enitial date of 12/31/2001 and given the life cycle chart it has a life
span of (5) years which would have mainstream support end sometime towards
the end of this year. Yet while looking at another chart/matrix the note
section makes something like the following statement: mainstream support
will end approx. (2) years after the release of the next version of the
product. Since Vista is not due to drop until sometime in 2007 does that mean
that security updates will extend to sometime in 2009? Thanks for your help.
 
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Brian A.

It appears that way even though has conflicting info between these pages.

Windows Life-Cycle Policy
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/default.mspx

Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy

Support Lifecycle Index
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectindex

Select a Product for Lifecycle Information
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselect

Obsolete Products
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeobsoleteproducts



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Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
 
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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE

firewire said:
Hi
After reading all the text/papers/instructions on the subjet I'm still
somewhat confused. The current OS on my desktop is xp home edition which
had
an enitial date of 12/31/2001 and given the life cycle chart it has a life
span of (5) years which would have mainstream support end sometime towards
the end of this year. Yet while looking at another chart/matrix the note
section makes something like the following statement: mainstream support
will end approx. (2) years after the release of the next version of the
product. Since Vista is not due to drop until sometime in 2007 does that
mean
that security updates will extend to sometime in 2009? Thanks for your
help.

Support for WinXP without any service packs ended already.
Support for WinXP with SP1 ends this October.
Support for WinXP SP2 will continue for two years after Vista is released.
 
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ICooke69

Could someone please confirm when WMP9 ends support. I've checked the
support life cycle pages and can find no reference to any Windows Media
Player versions.

I am interested in WMP9 & WMP10.

Thanks
Ian
 

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