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When will Windows XP Updates Expire?

  1. #1


    Heavy Metal Lust Queen Guest

    When will Windows XP Updates Expire?

    Does anyone know when Microsoft plans to end updates for Windows XP & force
    us to upgrade to Vista?

    Thanks!

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  3. #2


    Saucy Guest

    Re: When will Windows XP Updates Expire?

    "Heavy Metal Lust Queen" <HeavyMetalLustQueen@xxxxxx>
    wrote in message news:CADE2B4A-521D-483A-ABAF-2052E5878078@xxxxxx

    > Does anyone know when Microsoft plans to end updates for Windows XP &
    > force
    > us to upgrade to Vista?
    >
    > Thanks!

    A while yet.

    Saucy


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  4. #3


    Heavy Metal Lust Queen Guest

    RE: When will Windows XP Updates Expire?

    Never mind. I finally found it.

    Sorry!



    "Heavy Metal Lust Queen" wrote:

    > Does anyone know when Microsoft plans to end updates for Windows XP & force
    > us to upgrade to Vista?
    >
    > Thanks!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: When will Windows XP Updates Expire?

    2013.

    "Heavy Metal Lust Queen" wrote:

    > Does anyone know when Microsoft plans to end updates for Windows XP & force
    > us to upgrade to Vista?
    >
    > Thanks!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    mayayana Guest

    Re: When will Windows XP Updates Expire?

    For anyone who wants to check out the details:

    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectindex

    XP Home was due to end mainstream support
    last year. That was extended to "2 years after
    Vista's release". It's currently set to 4/09. Probably
    that will end up being extended, as Win98 was.
    It depends on how widespread XP is by then.
    The real question is when will they begin to refuse
    new product activation codes. That's really up to MS.
    Their support schedules are subject to change.




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  7. #6


    Heavy Metal Lust Queen Guest

    Re: When will Windows XP Updates Expire?

    Thanks y'all!



    "mayayana" wrote:

    > For anyone who wants to check out the details:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectindex
    >
    > XP Home was due to end mainstream support
    > last year. That was extended to "2 years after
    > Vista's release". It's currently set to 4/09. Probably
    > that will end up being extended, as Win98 was.
    > It depends on how widespread XP is by then.
    > The real question is when will they begin to refuse
    > new product activation codes. That's really up to MS.
    > Their support schedules are subject to change.
    >
    >
    >
    >

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  8. #7


    Saucy Guest

    Re: When will Windows XP Updates Expire?

    "mayayana" <mayaXXyana1a@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:e2CBx0UBIHA.4712@xxxxxx

    > For anyone who wants to check out the details:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectindex
    >
    > XP Home was due to end mainstream support
    > last year. That was extended to "2 years after
    > Vista's release". It's currently set to 4/09. Probably
    > that will end up being extended, as Win98 was.
    > It depends on how widespread XP is by then.
    > The real question is when will they begin to refuse
    > new product activation codes. That's really up to MS.
    > Their support schedules are subject to change.
    >
    >
    >

    AFAIK they will not be refusing activation, ever. As a matter of fact, I
    think the plan was that, in a few years, they would release a patch that
    would turn off the need for activation.

    Saucy


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  9. #8


    mayayana Guest

    Re: When will Windows XP Updates Expire?


    > AFAIK they will not be refusing activation, ever. As a matter of fact, I
    > think the plan was that, in a few years, they would release a patch that
    > would turn off the need for activation.
    >
    You might be right. You might not be.

    That's the chance you take with Product
    Activation. *It's Microsoft's decision to make.*

    Personally I wouldn't want to buy XP, blow a
    motherboard sometime down the road, at a time
    when MS is trying hard to eliminate all XP use,
    and be depending on their generoisty to give me
    a new code so that I can continue using the product
    I paid for.



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  10. #9


    Saucy Guest

    Re: When will Windows XP Updates Expire?

    "mayayana" <mayaXXyana1a@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23aYroEfBIHA.4568@xxxxxx

    >

    >> AFAIK they will not be refusing activation, ever. As a matter of fact, I
    >> think the plan was that, in a few years, they would release a patch that
    >> would turn off the need for activation.
    >>
    >
    > You might be right. You might not be.
    >
    > That's the chance you take with Product
    > Activation. *It's Microsoft's decision to make.*
    >
    > Personally I wouldn't want to buy XP, blow a
    > motherboard sometime down the road, at a time
    > when MS is trying hard to eliminate all XP use,
    > and be depending on their generoisty to give me
    > a new code so that I can continue using the product
    > I paid for.
    >
    >

    I distinctly remember the talk and the word was out that once done it's
    product run a patch would be issed to turn off product activation, i.e. that
    customers would not be left in the lurch.

    Saucy


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  11. #10


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: When will Windows XP Updates Expire?

    Mayayana

    All windows product licenses are perpetual. Whether support for a product
    ends or not, you will never be unable to activate.

    And yes, the comment about 'a patch being released to remove the activation
    component will be provided' is true.

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "mayayana" <mayaXXyana1a@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23aYroEfBIHA.4568@xxxxxx

    >

    >> AFAIK they will not be refusing activation, ever. As a matter of fact, I
    >> think the plan was that, in a few years, they would release a patch that
    >> would turn off the need for activation.
    >>
    >
    > You might be right. You might not be.
    >
    > That's the chance you take with Product
    > Activation. *It's Microsoft's decision to make.*
    >
    > Personally I wouldn't want to buy XP, blow a
    > motherboard sometime down the road, at a time
    > when MS is trying hard to eliminate all XP use,
    > and be depending on their generoisty to give me
    > a new code so that I can continue using the product
    > I paid for.
    >
    >

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