Windows XP

Windows XP follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Home, Professional, Professional for Embedded Systems, Professional x64, Starter


Support for this product has ended. See migration guidance below.

Support dates are shown in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Redmond, WA, USA.

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
Windows XP 2001-12-31T00:00:00.000-08:00 2009-04-14T22:59:59.999-08:00 2014-04-08T22:59:59.999-08:00


Version Start Date End Date
Service Pack 3 2008-04-21T00:00:00.000-08:00 2014-04-08T22:59:59.999-08:00
Service Pack 2 2004-09-17T00:00:00.000-08:00 2010-07-13T22:59:59.999-08:00
Service Pack 1a 2003-02-03T00:00:00.000-08:00 2006-10-10T22:59:59.999-08:00
Service Pack 1 2002-08-30T00:00:00.000-08:00 2006-10-10T22:59:59.999-08:00
Original Release 2001-12-31T00:00:00.000-08:00 2005-08-30T22:59:59.999-08:00


The start date for Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition was April 24, 2005.


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