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I'm sure there is already a thread on this somewhere since you guys always beat me to this stuff, but I would like to know what the lowdown is on this:

After reading THIS, I was ecstatic. But after reading THIS,. I was bummed again. Is it only XP Home and not XP Pro that will be extending it's support to 2010? Does this mean that my XP Pro will be basically obsolete after June of this year?? I don't want Vista until I absolutely need it (sorry Vista lovers, that's just my firm opinion of the matter)

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All it means is that after June, Microsoft won't support it. It means that if you call them or e-mail them with an issue that they can say, "We no longer support that product."

This in no way means that you are forced to upgrade after June. I mean, if you wanted to, you could continue using Windows XP forever, if that were even possible.

Thankfully, people like us don't need to rely on Microsoft for support. We have each other for that, meaning "we" are everyone who builds custom pc's, overclocks them and knows pretty much everything there is to know compared to Normal Consumers who have no choice but to be totally dependent on Microsoft and the Geek Squad.

So, don't worry about it one bit unless you tend to call Microsoft or e-mail them once in a while with questions or problems.
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Thankfully, people like us don't need to rely on Microsoft for support. We have each other
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All it means is that after June, Microsoft won't support it. It means that if you call them or e-mail them with an issue that they can say, "We no longer support that product."

This in no way means that you are forced to upgrade after June. I mean, if you wanted to, you could continue using Windows XP forever, if that were even possible.

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So, don't worry about it one bit unless you tend to call Microsoft or e-mail them once in a while with questions or problems.
Thanks Lasagna (your avatar looks good, and it's breakfast time right now). I wasn't really too worried about the support thing, I'm still just curious if it is indeed XP Home and not XP Pro that has that 2 year extension on it.
    
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Oops, my bad. I had a feeling I forgot something.

From all I've read so far, it sounds like they're not going to have XP Pro available anymore, but rather they'll sell low-cost computers with XP Home pre-installed on them. But for people like us, that shouldn't matter. All we have to do is buy one or two more copies of XP Pro SP2, and we'll be set. That's my plan anyway.
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Thanks 5-Cheese. Your a great and valuable OCN'er.

It's Just a bummer that Only Home and not Pro will have the extension. Looks like I'll be getting Vista sooner than I wanted to....and I was just starting to get the hang of XP Pro, lol!!
    
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