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Microsoft extends XP support

Post by darth » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:03 pm

With 74 % of businesses running XP, Microsoft has extended support for XP untill 2020.

View article http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ ... until_2020
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Re: Microsoft extends XP support

Post by techsniper » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:20 pm

Really? I thought it was until 2014. Where did you get this info? If its' true, its' a good news. I'hv been mostly using XP. Its' a great OS.
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Re: Microsoft extends XP support

Post by AXEMAN » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:59 pm

See BIG C i believe i told you this last month but you or a admin said only til 2014 they extended it because the world ends in 20 12 .LOL LOL :thumbup:

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Re: Microsoft extends XP support

Post by statm1 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:48 pm

Microsoft isn't making XP available until 2020 Last week, there were lots of articles proclaiming the big news: that Windows XP "downgrade rights" had been extended to 2020, meaning when you bought a new PC with a later version of Windows, you could get XP for it at no extra cost. Well, it turns out that was an inaccurate interpretation of something that was printed on the official Windows blog, so don't get too excited about it.
First of all, the downgrade rights would only apply to businesses, not to individuals buying a computer. And Microsoft has clarified that the statement that the downgrade would be available "through the Windows 7 life cycle" doesn't mean until extended support for Win7 ends in 2020. Instead, the XP downgrade will be available to businesses until the "end of sales date in the OEM channel." That means, if Windows 8 ships in 2012 as expected, the XP downgrade will end in 2014.
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