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Windows XP SP2 users face end of IE patches
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 14 June 2010 16:46

From Computer World

Browser patches also cease next month as service pack is retired
Barring an unforeseen patch in the next four weeks, users running Windows XP Service Pack 2 have seen their last security update for Internet Explorer.



Although Microsoft has told Windows XP SP2 users several times this year that it will retire the 2004 operating system on July 13, users may not realize that they will also not receive any Internet Explorer security updates after that date.

Microsoft confirmed that users running Windows XP SP2 will receive no IE6, IE7 or IE8 patches after July 13. The company said there is no mechanism for offering IE-only patches to people using Windows XP SP2.

"Customers will need to install [Windows] XP SP3 in order to leverage the extended support (which includes security updates), which will run through April 2014," a Microsoft spokeswoman said in an e-mail reply to questions. "There is no differentiation for XP SP2 customers running IE."

 

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