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[ZDNet] Microsoft quietly extends consumer support for Windows 7, Vista

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This month, with almost no fanfare, Microsoft has revised its support policy for consumer versions of Windows. The two most recent releases, Vista and Windows 7, now qualify for a full 10 years of support. I’ve got the details.
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It’s about the product support life cycle policy changes of the Windows client OS (2/2012)

Changed the lifecycle policy for extended support, Microsoft provides a consistent customer use Windows client operating system (OS) services. Will be applied the extended support for Windows 7, Windows Vista consumer products.

Available service packs for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 product currently supported this change’s customers are subject to up to 10 years of security update provides will regardless of the Edition.

Support end date for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are as follows:

Windows XP 4/8/2014

Windows Vista 4/11/2017

Windows 7 1/14/2020


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Long live Vista and 7! thumb.gif
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Long live 7.
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This is posted here already.they didnt keep it quiet news industry were like ***.this is already like this .ms responded .now its official LOL
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I thought Microsoft already killed support for XP? Or am I missing something...
    
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I thought Microsoft already killed support for XP? Or am I missing something...
XP will be supported till 2014.
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I work in a used computer store. 80% of what we sell are XP boxes. You do the math.
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I thought Microsoft already killed support for XP? Or am I missing something...

They kept on pushing the date back because of the sheer amount of people still using XP for work.
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viva la vista wheee.gif
    
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Now is the right time to upgrade to new systems too. XP isn't dead yet, but Windows 7 is going strong, and before you find Windows 8 machines taking over. Technically XP will still live up to 2020 cause of XP Mode in Windows 7. I don't know what's the hold up on upgrading unless whatever program that you have won't work in XP Mode, or you're really that stubborn.

I'm pretty sure there will be the companies that will be rushing in 2014 to upgrade when XP support expires. I'm just glad where I work, we're doing it now rather than later. I don't know if some of these machine could survive another year or 2 due to how old the hardware is in some of the machines and just upgrading them to W7 would be not very cost effective since some of them only have 1GB of RAM or less.

I can tell you, I will probably be getting quite a lot of complaints by the end of 2014 because their XP machines are virus/malware/spyware breeding grounds.
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why would anyone still sell XP to consumers, that's just stupid. Sorry but it is. Even the large companies are switching to Win7. Wells Fargo is switching to Win7 fairly fast and they have 250k+ PCs! Time to move away from out-dated software!
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