Support of Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me terminated on July 11, 2006
The support of the above three kinds of Windows will end on Tuesday, July 11, as was reported by NHK News 7 earlier. Specifically, it means that the security update can not be received, and it will not be updated even if Windows Update is done.
Details are as follows.
Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows Me will end on July 11, 2006
Paid support and emergency security updates for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows Me will end on July 11, 2006. From this date on, no security updates will be provided.
So Windows XP is OK, is not it?
Welcome to the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog !: Windows 98, 98 SE and ME: Information about Support Lifecycle and MS06-015
That is, support for Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) will end on Tuesday, October 10, 2006.
The schedule such as support end date is detailed in the following page of Microsoft.
Life cycle guidelines for Windows desktop products
What about Windows Vista, the next Windows?