Microsoft Announces Extended Support for Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Media Center Edition
Jan. 24, 2007
Microsoft adds the Extended Support phase to two consumer products, providing customers with an additional five years of support.

REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 24, 2007

Who: Microsoft Corp.

What: Today, Microsoft is announcing the addition of an Extended Support phase for the Windows® XP Home Edition and Windows XP Media Center Edition operating systems, providing consumers with an additional phase of support.

With the addition of Extended Support, the support life cycle for Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Media Center Edition will include a total of five years of Mainstream Support (until April 2009) and five years of Extended Support, matching the support policy provided for Windows XP Professional.

The Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy standardizes Microsoft® product support policies for business and developer products as well as for consumer, hardware, multimedia and Microsoft Dynamics™ products.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, 6 a.m. EST

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