Windows 2000 support ends on July 13, 2010

Posted Friday, July 09, 2010 2:36 PM by hwaldron

While Windows 2000 has enjoyed a decade long support process by Microsoft, in a few days it will be completely unsupported like Windows 98 is today.  Corporate and home users who have not migrated to operating systems supported by Microsoft should convert quickly.  It's important to note that vendors who support Windows 2000 will likely phase out their current support as well.  For example, anti-virus vendors may no longer create signature file updates for the Windows 2000 environment. 

Windows 2000 support ends on July 13, 2010
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle
http://support.microsoft.com/win2000

QUOTE:  Ned here again. If you’ve been under a rock for the past year, here it is one more time:

Windows 2000 support ends on July 13, 2010

That is just a week from now. For more info on how to upgrade, migrate, and otherwise remove the last traces of Win2000 from your environment, make sure you head here immediately. Other major milestones on July 13th include:

  • Windows Server 2003 enters extended support

  • Windows XP SP2 (i.e. without SP3 installed) support ends

  • Windows Services for UNIX 2.0 support ends

For more info on what mainstream, extended, and end of support policies mean, make sure you review:

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy 
http://blogs.technet.com/b/lifecycle/archive/2010/06/17/top-10-questions-about-the-end-of-support.aspx 

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