Ding dong, the witch is dead…
Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 ended on July 13, 2010. Customers need to be on at least Service Pack 3 now.
Likewise, Extended Support for Windows 2000 Professional is also over.
If you need more guidance on support scenarios regarding these operating systems, check Eric Ligman’s blog post from June 16, 2010 here.
We just got word from the ivory tower that we’re not deploying Windows XP Service Pack 3 on HP machines with AMD processors (just yet, anyway). There are also some rumblings in the public forums regarding Dell, Lenovo, Gateway and Asus chipsets.
More details here: http://www.crn.com/software/207800165
I think I hear Susan‘s 2×4 swinging cross-country 😉
Ping me if you’ve seen this one before.
29 network icons in the system tray. Machine is Windows XP, SP2, fully patched, AV & AS up to date, and is only 2 weeks old:
All icons point to the same NIC, and they all work (not screen artifacts).
Only client applications running are:
- QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition 2008 Trial Version
- Outlook 2003 SP3 with BCM 2003 (patches up to date)
- Lacerte updater & the other icons in the system tray.
Event logs are clean. Wow. That’s all I can say. 🙂