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Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition Support ends on July 11, 2006


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#1 Leo

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 04:04 AM

Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition Support ends on July 11, 2006Final customer notification about the end of Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition Extended Support

Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition (Me) ends on July 11, 2006. Microsoft will end public and technical support by this date. This also includes security updates. Microsoft is providing final notifications to customers to end the extended security update support for these products.

Microsoft is ending support for these products because they are outdated and these older operating systems can expose customers to security risks. We recommend that customers who are still running Windows 98 or Windows Me upgrade to a newer, more secure Microsoft operating system, such as Windows XP, as soon as possible.

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Paid incident support and critical security updates for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me will end on July 11, 2006. No other security updates will follow after this date.
Online self-help support will be available at the Microsoft Support Web site until at least July 11, 2007.
The Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition Extended Support end date was moved from January 16, 2004 to June 30, 2006.
In January 2006, Microsoft announced an adjustment to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle expiration dates, moving the Extended Support end date for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me to July 11, 2006. Details about the announcement can be found at http://support.micro...om/gp/lifean17/.
No-charge incident support and extended hotfix support for Windows Me ended on December 31, 2003, and for Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition ended on June 30, 2003.
Microsoft announced Product Support Lifecycle Policy as early as October 15, 2002

#2 Nvyseal

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 04:10 AM

Cool article Leo, but its in the Linux thread. Let me know if you want me to fix it :)

#3 Leo

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 04:16 AM

Fix it please I saw it to late :)
Thanks mate










WOW u are quiq mate!!
Take the reactions away too ok??
Thanks once again and have a nice day mate :) :jerry: :P

Edited by Leo, 25 April 2006 - 04:22 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2006 - 04:21 AM

View PostLeo, on Apr 24 2006, 09:16 PM, said:

Fix it please I saw it to late :)
Thanks mate

:)

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 04:29 PM

I'm honestly surprised it took that long to end support on them... but that's kinda surprising they are including ME on that... I thought ME support ended a month after ME hit the shelves XD :)

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:09 PM

was ME supported ever? i thought the lab mice did it!

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:13 PM

even they smoked pot and took a break :)

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:15 PM

View PostNeon, on Apr 26 2006, 01:09 AM, said:

was ME supported ever? i thought the lab mice did it!
No, the lab mice were too smart, they couldn't understand the basic problems of ME :)

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:18 PM

ha ha - "Bill, i wouldn't release this" "Don't squeak to me like that"

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:58 PM

good riddins lol

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 09:40 AM

Geez Win98+ only losing support in July 11. Damn I thought it ended years ago

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 10:21 AM

i guess in a way its good, i mean, windows 98 is way too old now, and the only way people will keep with the time is if they are forced to

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 01:01 PM

yeah but its sad that we HAVE to push people that way, but we as humans are meant to find homeostasis we're not meant for change O.o

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 10:06 PM

i can install Windows 98 and not worry about anything going wrong...its the services in NT based OS that are the main cause of trojans/worms that or Internet Explorer.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 06:24 PM

It's Internet Explorer imho




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