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Valve Software has announced that it will no longer build Steam updates or support customers who use Windows XP Service Pack 1.

The company will cease support from August 31. Steam users with Windows XP Service Pack 2 and above will be unaffected. Valve recommends that anyone still using the service pack should run a system update to upgrade.

Only one percent of Steam users will be affected by this decision. And really, it’s 2012 and Windows 8 is around the corner. Any users still running XP with SP1 need to upgrade, you’re emberassing yourselves as tech forward gamers.

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Valve to End Steam Support for Windows XP Service Pack 1

Valve Software has announced that it will no longer build Steam updates or support customers who use Windows XP Service Pack 1.

By Matthew Bennett | 06/20/2012 11:31 AM PT

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Valve Software has announced that it will no longer build Steam updates or support customers who use Windows XP Service Pack 1.

The company will cease support from August 31. Steam users with Windows XP Service Pack 2 and above will be unaffected. Valve recommends that anyone still using the service pack should run a system update to upgrade.

Only one percent of Steam users will be affected by this decision. And really, it’s 2012 and Windows 8 is around the corner. Any users still running XP with SP1 need to upgrade, you’re emberassing yourselves as tech forward gamers.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89