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Windows 2000 gets one last update

Antony Savvas

Microsoft has issued the last major update to its popular Windows 2000 operating system.

The release of the Windows 2000 Update Rollup marks the end of mainstream support for the five-year-old OS.

From the end of this month, Windows 2000 will only receive paid-for extended support. Microsoft doesn’t normally add new features to a product under extended support.

The Update Rollup essentially bundles previously released patches and niche fixes that users may have missed because they didn’t warrant individual security bulletins.

The last full service pack for Windows 2000 was released in March 2003, in the form of SP4.

Windows 2000 is still extremely popular in the enterprise. Research company AssetMatrix recently estimated it was still used by almost half of all business desktops.


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