Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
Minimum version supported: Windows XP SP2, with all patches available via Windows Update
Retail availability: 10/24/2001
Vendor non-support date:
Windows XP Professional: 4/8/2014
Current Support Status:
Windows XP Home Edition: 4/8/2014
Level 1 for Professional in all areas
Level 2 for Home Edition in ResNet
Level 4 for Home Edition on University-owned machines
Why is Windows XP Home Edition not supported at Level 1?
Windows XP Home Edition is currently supported at Level 2 for non-university owned computers that are attached to the campus network (ResNet). Because Windows XP Home Edition was designed for home networking and not for large business networks, Windows XP Home Edition will never be supported at Level 1. Windows XP Home Edition is not allowed on University-owned machines and is therefore in the Level 4 support category.
Details about Windows XP Home Edition:
About Windows XP Home Edition (ZDNet)
About Windows XP Professional and Home Edition (Microsoft)
Windows XP Comparison Guide (Microsoft)
OIT recommends using another operating system on computers that will be connected to the UW-Platteville campus network. Windows XP Professional is a good choice, as it was specifically designed to work on a business network.
If you are a student at UW-Platteville, you can purchase a license and CD-ROM media for Windows XP Professional for a discounted price. Details and purchasing information are available on the Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog web page.