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vista, xp upgrade blockers set to expire

Microsoft Corp. is warning customers that tools for blocking automatic upgrades to the newest service packs of Windows Vista and Windows XP will expire in the coming months.In a note on a company blog aimed at enterprise IT professionals, Microsoft said the Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) blocking tool expires on April 28, while the one for XP SP3 expires May 19.

The tools, which were released in December 2007, prevent service packs from reaching PCs via Windows Update, Microsoft’s default update service, and are primarily used by corporations that have not yet tested or approved the newest upgrades.

Microsoft’s policy is to let users block service packs for up to 12 months after general availability.

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  1. km
    February 2, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I think this would affect only those who have the tool installed at their destination.
    However, the Microsoft official site should be your guide to this question.


  2. February 2, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    How would this affect the users?

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