The products listed in the table below are major products reaching end of support in the next six months. Of significance is Windows 7 operating systems without Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed. If you have not updated or are not sure if you have SP1 installed, see Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Added to Automatic Update which includes instructions on how to check if it has been installed.
As a reminder, end of support is just a year away for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003. Support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 ends on April 8th, 2014.
What does it mean when support ends?The most significant change is that the end of support means that there will be no new security updates. There will also not be any non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates.
From the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy Newsletter:
|The following list represents some of the products reaching
end of support in the next 6 months. For a comprehensive list of
Microsoft products and their lifecycle policy timelines, please search
the Support Lifecycle Product Database.
* After April 9, 2013, no Security Updates will be issued for Windows 7 RTM. To remain secure, and continue getting Security Updates, customers are encouraged to upgrade to Windows 7 SP1.