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Say goodbye to free support for Windows XP

Windows XP support
Microsoft may have extended the retail lifespan of Windows XP several times to accommodate computer makers selling low powered netbooks that balk at the system requirements of Windows Vista. But that doesn't mean that Microsoft wants to keep supporting an 8 year old operating system forever. And it won't.

As of today, Microsoft no longer offers free support for Windows XP Home Edition. The company is also ending free support for Office 2003. You can still pay for extended support for either product through 2014, but don't expect to get any free answers to your questions from Microsoft.

The company will still be sending out important security updtes to Windows XP and Office 2003 users.

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