Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

To discontinue describes any product that is no longer made, updated, or supported. For example, Microsoft discontinued mainstream support for Windows 98 June 30, 2002, which means any support they do offer will not be free. Often companies discontinue their products either because the product is several years old and newer versions of that program are available. In the example of Windows 98, its been out for over 20 years, and there's been several versions of Windows released since then.

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