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Microsoft ends security support for Windows 98 and Me

Microsoft ends security support for Windows 98 and Me

Microsoft has announced it will no longer issue security bulletins or offer support for its Windows 98, 98 SE, and Me operating systems as of July 11, 2006. According to the release, "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..." Since Windows Vista has been delayed until early 2007, current Windows 98 and Me users can upgrade only to Windows XP SP2.