Technical Support for Windows XP and Vista

Microsoft discontinued technical support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014 and Windows Vista reached end-of-support on April 11, 2017.

These operating systems no longer receive updates and it has been our general policy to end support for platforms that are no longer supported by Microsoft.

If you are using Windows XP or Vista, you should understand the risks, particularly if the system has an Internet connection. These platforms no longer receive critical security updates, which leaves them potentially vulnerable to viruses, spyware and other harmful software that can compromise your data. They also lack many of the security related features available in Windows 10.

For applications which establish secure connections, Windows XP and Vista only provide support for SSL and TLS 1.0. These platforms do not provide support for TLS 1.2 and current encryption algorithms, causing most servers to reject the connection.

If your application requires a secure connection, you must use Windows 7 SP1 or later versions. It is recommended you use the current build of Windows 10.

We cannot provide technical support for older versions of SocketTools on unsupported Windows platforms. If you have any questions or concerns about upgrading your software, please contact us.