Windows XP

A release of the Microsoft Windows operating system

Windows XP

Screenshot of Windows XP

Developer Microsoft
Source model Closed source, shared source
Released to


October 25, 2001; 13 years ago


April 29, 2002; 12 years ago
Latest release 5.1 (Build 2600: Service Pack 3) / April 21, 2008; 6 years ago
Update method Windows Update

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

Platforms IA-32, x86-64 and Itanium
Kernel type Hybrid
License Trialware, volume licensing, SaaS
Preceded by Windows 2000 (1999)

Windows ME (2000)

Succeeded by Windows Vista (2006)
Support status

Mainstream support ended on April 14, 2009. Extended support ended on April 8, 2014.

Embedded Edition

Mainstream support ended on January 11, 2011.

Extended support until January 12, 2016.