CRITICAL ALERT! – Support Is Ending for Common Versions of Windows


  • Support for Windows Vista without any service packs ended on April 13, 2010
  • Support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010

If you're running Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and you're not ready to upgrade to Windows 7, you should install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), a free update.

When Windows isn't supported, it no longer receives security updates from Windows Update.  These help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.  Windows Update also installs the latest software updates to improve the reliability of Windows-new drivers for your hardware and more.

To find out which version of the Windows operating system you're running:

  • Click the Start button, type winver in the search box, and then press Enter.
  • A window will pop-up and display the version and edition of Windows you're running. It will also display a service pack number if your version of Windows has been upgraded with a service pack.

If you would like assistance upgrading your computers to the latest service packs, please don't hesitate to contact ProductiveTech.

If you're on ProductiveTech's Network Assurance program, no worries.  You're covered at no additional charge.

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