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What's the difference between Microsoft's Mainstream Support phase and Extended Support phase

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You can read Microsoft's Support policy here.

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Since the MS footnote is poor, I'd add that hotfixes are generally only provided as workarounds for critical bugs prior to a patch being released, or for privately reported unusual cases. 99% of the time they're not something average users should have to worry about. –  Dan Neely Jan 17 '11 at 19:50
    
So in Extended Support phase non-security updates are paid –  Lu55 yesterday

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