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XP to finally die this year?

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I heard that Micro$oft will finally stop supporting Windows XP this year. As in, there will be no more updates for it, of any kind. And they will not be working on anything else, in regards to it. Is this true? It won't affect me personally, so I really don't mind. But I can see a lot of people out there that either can't afford, or simply don't want to make a switch. Or their system just plain won't run newer versions for whatever reason.
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post #2 of 32
probably not
most companies stil use xp
and it will take lots of time and probably money to switch to 7 or vista
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actually it's next year, they will stop supporting it when Windows 8 comes out, the exact date for that is unknown but they want it out by christmas of 2012.
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I believe there will still be some support until 2014, if I remember correctly. Many businesses still only use XP, Microsoft can't just leave them stranding. Hopefully by then no one will have XP anymore.
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I found end of support information for XP Service Pack 2, but not Service Pack 3, so I assume SP3 might have a year or two left, or they just haven't announced.

The biggest thing is Microsoft won't support it anymore. You can still download existing updates and service packs but there won't be any new updates (unless there's a huge drastic security issue they HAVE to fix). As far as I know Windows Update will still work, so fresh installs can at least get all the updates they have.

Any idea how Windows Activation will change for XP?
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I believe there will still be some support until 2014, if I remember correctly. Many businesses still only use XP, Microsoft can't just leave them stranding. Hopefully by then no one will have XP anymore.
Why not? they have been saying for a year now that when windows 8 comes out XP will no longer be supported.
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I'm pretty sure 2014 is correct. You can find this info on their website somewhere. That's where I saw it.
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only reason XP would die if their is a new version of the internet that won't work on XP or something but even thats doubtful. Even 56k is still alive in some areas.
    
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I wouldn't be too worried. There's just no reason to discontinue using XP, even if Microsoft quits supporting it. As long as you're happy with what it does, it will still connect to the internet ad perform all of its other basic functionalities. However, if you get a new virus, you're s.o.l.
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well this laptop im on is running xp and the new MSN wont install
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