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If you can remember back a few weeks, Steve Ballmer went on record saying that Microsoft would consider extending the life of Windows XP if enough people asked for it. Afterall, many people don't want to upgrade to Windows Vista because they are perfectly content with XP. The problem was there was no way to ask for it. Sure, you could sign one of the many online petitions, but Microsoft considers those "non-official complaints" and the rest of us simply consider them silly.

Well, word has been passed down to the tech support teams (and then on to Neowin) that they are to begin logging any calls that come in for the sole purpose of requesting an extension to the retail life of Windows XP. The calls will be logged and, if enough complaints are filed, Microsoft will consider giving XP some more time (no pinky promises, though).

If you wish to file an official petition yourself, you can simply call the Windows XP Home Edition support numbers for your country and let the operator know that you wish to file an official complaint. Because we're so nice and want to save you the trouble, here are the numbers for a majority of Neowin's visitors:

United States: (866) 234-6020
United Kingdom: 0870 60 10 100
Canada: (800) 936-8479
If your country isn't listed, you can visit the Microsoft Support Site, choose your country, choose Windows XP Home Edition as your product and then go to 'Contacts' for the appropriate support number.
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Here we go again with this.
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Let it die. Just move on people.
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Originally Posted by wolf_08 View Post
Let it die. Just move on people.

If people wish too fight a cause you feel is unnecessary, let them do so.
People do these petitions all the time, whens the last time any petition
had a major bearing as noted by a company?
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remember when they introduced new coke ? vista is the new coke of today
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why can't they just let people use the internet? i would likely not be able to call...
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/eyeroll
/pukeinmouth
/sarcastic"stupidpeopleshouldntbreed"comment

/endtransmission
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I'll call. I run Vista Ultimate on my computer. But I run XP on my machine at the office and my wife uses it on hers. I put another disk in her machine and tried out Vista. It ran horribly on her PM4L-Pro board with a 2.66 GHz Celery and 1.5 GB of RAM. But XP flew on it. She's got a P31 board now but she won't let me upgrade her because of how sucky her last experience was (and I admit, it was bizarre how XP did everything without wait, but Vista struggled to run itself).

My point? On my machine I want nothing less than Vista Ultimate. However, for our lower powered machines, we've already paid for XP and we don't want those machines to do more than they do now; just stay up-to-date with security.

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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
why can't they just let people use the internet? i would likely not be able to call...
Because M$ are being greedy. However very smart.

Your calls will be charged, M$ then gets money for it and then they will jsut say 'no' at the end of the day.

Which means they will just get more money.
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remember when they introduced new coke ? vista is the new coke of today
Horrible analogy.

JTLYK:
They had old Coke. They tried releasing a newer Coke with a formula revision. It failed miserably. We now have Coke Classic.
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