Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 will soon be completed
April 6, 2009, 1:54 pm
April 14 deadline for a claim by Microsoft for the regular support (Mainstream Support) of Windows XP and Office 2003 programs. This will affect users of Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows XP Media Center Edition and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. The normal operating system support is usually provided in the five years since its emergence in the market. During the regular support of all Microsoft patches are free. When the duration of this support ends, due to enter extended support (Extended Support), at the time of which are free of charge only those patches that relate to security. More updates are provided on a fee basis, after signing a special agreement with Microsoft. Extended support for Windows XP and Office 2003, ending 8 April 2014.