July 9th, 2010
If your system is still operating on Windows OS 2000 then now would be a good time to upgrade. On Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Microsoft will no longer be updating and supporting Windows 2000, meaning no new security updates, no new non-security hotfixes and no access to Microsoft’s product development resources. To you this results in no helpdesk or phone support so you may want to upgrade to Windows 2003 SP3 or higher.
Additionally, Windows XP Service Pack 2 will no longer be supported. This fix is a bit easier though. By downloading Service Pack 3 you’ll be upgraded to an OS that will remain under Microsoft support. To download Service Pack 3 and upgrade your operating system so you can continue to receiving Microsoft support, please visit the Microsoft download webpage.