Monday, April 17, 2006

Microsoft ends support for Windows 98, ME

Those of you who are running Windows 98 or Windows ME it's time to upgrade to Windows XP or ditch that old PC that you have and invest in a PC running Windows XP. Come July 11, the Redmond giant is ending support for all three old versions of its operating system.Of the four different types of support it offers, three will be suspended from July.

The remaining support tool will be online self-help, but critically Microsoft is stopping security updates, as well as public and technical support. Microsoft now views these operating systems as a security risk and is urging people to upgrade to Windows XP.

Originally, Microsoft was going to end support for these OS versions back in January 2004, but ended up extending the deadline first to June 30, 2006 and then to this final date of July 11.

Read more at PC World

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