Valve drops Steam support for Windows XP SP1

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There will be no further updates or customer support for Steam users who are running Windows XP SP1, Valve has announced.

As of August 31st the company will no longer offer customer care for anyone who has not updated their copy of Windows XP to SP2 (Service Pack 2). This can be done for free providing an internet connection is present.

However, the move is unlikely to impact many – Valve reckons just one per cent of Steam's (admittedly huge 40m strong) user base is still on the aged OS, according to CVG.