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Mainstream support has already ended (April of 2010). Extended support ends 4/8/2014.

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post #12 of 32
Windows XP sp2 support has ended, Windows XP sp3 support ends 2014

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecyc...=en-gb&C2=1173


Most companies are going to start migrating to Win 7 over the next couple years before the end of support happens.
post #13 of 32
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Originally Posted by tquintana2 View Post
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.
I was thinking that there may be some programs out there that you could supplement with. Anti-malware programs being an obvious one of course. Avira will still get plenty of updates, even if microsoft quits supporting XP. Although at that point you'd have to ask yourself "Why the heck am I using an 11 year old operating system?" When there are so much better alternatives out there. Like W7. The only reason I even care is some of my customers are elderly people who can't really afford a newer machine. And sometimes, XP is a freaking upgrade to their machine that I am fixing. Yeah. Real old.
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post #14 of 32
i'm sure it's 2014. xp will never die. 98se still has active 3rd party development for support over 512mb ram and sata drivers and it's Ms support ended in 06 heck, i even have 1 machine with 98Se for app compatibility.
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post #15 of 32
Manufacturers aren't shipping new PCs with XP already. My office has mostly XP machines, but we've started to get new Windows 7 machines b\\c Dell won't ship with XP. I have Vista at home, but I love using 7 at work.
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XP will live on as long as i have this netbook!! its such a great OS.

LONG LIVE XP!!!
    
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Doesn't MS still support Windows 2000?
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post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Mainstream support has already ended (April of 2010). Extended support ends 4/8/2014.

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So whats the difference between mainstream and extended?
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post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by Bennylava View Post
So whats the difference between mainstream and extended?
You have to purchase extended support. If you are needing support with XP especially from a business standpoint you need to purchase a service contract with MS. Mainstream support is basically free support as that OS was actively developed for. However that has now changed.
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Not in till 2014 I'm afraid, http://support.microsoft.com/lifecyc...=en-gb&C2=1173
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