Support for Windows XP

Support options, learn more and lifecycle information for Windows XP

Support options and resources

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Using Windows XP

Windows XP Help & how to
Visit the Windows XP Help & how to pages for more information.

Differences between 32-bit version or 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system
Learn how to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system.

Use this Fix it to enable "Run As" in Windows XP
Learn how you can enable and use the "Run As" command when running programs in Windows.

Manually removing programs from Control Panel
Get steps to manually remove programs from Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

Changing drive letter assignments in Windows XP
Use these steps to change the drive letter assignments.

Migrating to Windows 7

Upgrade to Windows 7 today
Get Windows 7 today and be more secure.

Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7
Get step by step guidance on how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.

Migration From Windows XP to Windows 7
Watch this video to observe the migration process from Windows XP to Windows 7.

Support lifecycle

Learn more about Windows XP support lifecycle

Support lifecycle policy page
Visit the Microsoft support lifecycle policy page to view Microsoft’s guidelines for product support from availability to end of product support lifecycle.

Support for Windows XP SP2 has ended
Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) ended on July 13, 2010.

Windows XP support lifecycle policies
View the support lifecycle policy information for the Windows XP family of products.

View support lifecycle information

Windows support lifecycle fact sheet
View important support lifecycle dates and information for the Windows products.

Support is ending for some versions of Windows
Learn how to check what version and service pack you are running.

Last Review : Tuesday, December 9, 2014