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I just finished my build, so it doesn't affect me, I've also never used Microsoft update on any OS.
    
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XP still works fine for some of us, and we can't afford to fix what isn't broken.
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post #23 of 32
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Doesn't MS still support Windows 2000?
Nope that ended middle of last year
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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.

Right now Dell stopped selling Windows Xp and Windows Vista to businesses. They only offer Windows 7. They also stopped selling Office 2007 and only offer 2010 to businesses.

My work has about 95% windows xp machines. They range in age form 1-8 years old. We have 4 machines that are bought within the last 5 months that have Windows 7.

XP will die eventually but it will remain the highest used operating system until businesses start getting new PC's to replace the old ones.
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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.
actually, yes they can, they can leave them stranded, the OS is TEN YEARS old.
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So whats the difference between mainstream and extended?
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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.
Mainstream is they fix compatibility issues and such for anybody as a part of the purchase of the original OS, extended is they only provide hotfixes/security updates for free and you have to pay extra for compatibility issues.
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Nevar! XP is <3. M$ can't kill the only thing they did right!!! Lol.

A lot of companies still run nt 5.x, I doubt even M$ would leave them with a dead OS.
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Nevar! XP is <3. M$ can't kill the only thing they did right!!! Lol.

A lot of companies still run nt 5.x, I doubt even M$ would leave them with a dead OS.

windows 7 is 10x better than xp. xp is bad anymore.
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windows 7 is 10x better than xp. xp is bad anymore.
Only because it's outdated.
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Only because it's outdated.
thus, why its bad, 10 years is a long time.
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