Will there still be critical updates for Windows 2000 after this month?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by watsgoinon, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. watsgoinon

    watsgoinon Guest

    MS site said that support for Windows 2000 is terminating.
    Does that include Windows 2000 pro and all critical security updates?
    watsgoinon, Oct 26, 2006
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    beenthere Guest

    D\load what you can, while you can !.
    beenthere, Oct 26, 2006
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  3. I wouldn't go and download all patches at this moment
    All which is on the MS website, will remain there, no need for a "download
    Edwin vMierlo, Oct 26, 2006
  4. watsgoinon

    John John Guest

    Yes there will still be critical updates for Windows 2000 after this
    month. There will be security updates until about 2009, or sometimes
    thereabouts. There is no need to "rush" to any non Microsoft web sites
    to get these updates.

    John John, Oct 26, 2006
  5. watsgoinon

    why? Guest

    Try reading

    Windows 2000 Transitions to Extended Support June 30, 2005
    Published: June 28, 2005
    * *
    Related Links
    Windows 2000 Update Rollup 1 for SP4
    Update Rollup Frequently Asked Questions
    * *

    On June 30, 2005, the Windows 2000 product family (including Windows
    2000 Server, Advanced Server, Datacenter Server, and Windows 2000
    Professional) transitions from the Mainstream Support to Extended
    Support phase. This transition marks the progression of Windows 2000
    through its product life cycle, originally announced in 2002. The
    Windows 2000 family entered the marketplace in February 2000 and remains
    a robust, mature product as it enters its 5-year Extended Support
    life-cycle phase.

    On June 30, 2005, the Windows 2000 product family enters the Extended
    Support phase, which continues for at least 5 years through June 2010.

    Microsoft offers a minimum of 10 years' support (5 years Mainstream plus
    5 years Extended) for business and developer products. The Microsoft
    support life-cycle policy provides predictable coverage of Microsoft
    products and continues to set the standard for product support policies

    Microsoft is not ending support for Windows 2000. During the Extended
    Support phase, Microsoft continues to provide security hot fixes and
    paid support but no longer provides complimentary support options,
    design change requests, and non-security hotfixes.*

    Note: The Update Rollup for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) is the
    final release of Windows 2000.

    why?, Oct 26, 2006
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