Last week Microsoft announced that they are extending the support life cycle for Windows XP Home and Media Center Editions to April 2009 for mainstream support (with extended support lasting five years beyond that, to 2014). Normally consumer products lasts for five years, meaning XP Home's support would have ended December 31, 2006 under the normal procedure. Microsoft had already extended that. This is good news for consumers who don't plan to upgrade to Vista anytime soon. Read more here: click here
Just received the above information from the USA, sounds good news.
I'm sure that you think I'm blissfully unaware of your identity, but I'm not. Take a tip from me, and modify your forum behaviour now, while you still have the chance. I'm a patient man, but there are limits.
The truth about support is that it's extremely unlikely someone would need it, "five years after the last new copy of XP was sold". How many people would want to contact Microsoft with support queries about Windows 98?
If you want to know anything about Windows XP, or any other version of Windows come to that, you don't need to go to Microsoft; just type a few keywords into Google and you'll have more links than you can handle - the web is awash with free support.