Support for Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP will come to an end soon. Come July 13 and paid support, support assistance and security updates for these versions will be discontinued according to the company. July 13 will be the last day that extended support will be available.
However, self-help online support, which includes Microsoft online Knowledge Base articles, FAQs and troubleshooting tools, will be available for at least another year.
Microsoft offers support for its products for five years and extended support for another five years.
While, users of Windows 2000 will need to migrate to a more recent version of Windows. Windows XP SP2 or earlier version users can simply upgrade to Windows XP SP3.
This can be done via Internet Explorer’s Windows Update utility.