Windows XP Support Extended until 2014

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Clear Windows, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Windows XP Support Extended until 2014

    We can still use the best OS made from Microsoft until windows7 comes out.
    That way we can skip the horrible VISTA monster.
    Even though MS would like XP to vanish and everyone to buy Vista - Crapista
    many companies will still be offering XP with new computers via various

    The demand for XP will be very strong until and if a better version of
    windows than Vista the OS for MORONS, comes out


    Microsoft has finally given in to public demand. The company has decided to
    offer technical support for Windows XP with updates and security patches for
    an extended period until April 2014. However, it will not go back on its
    decision to discontinue Windows XP sales after June 30.

    This means that after June 30, Microsoft will stop distributing Windows XP
    as a stand-alone product, as well as stop licensing it to PC manufacturers
    like Dell, HP, Lenovo, and others. However, it doesn't mean that XP will
    disappear overnight. Consumers may still find copies of the software or
    computers pre-loaded with it for months, as stores and PC makers typically
    work through their inventories.

    Also, as per an announcement made at Computex earlier this month, the
    software giant said that 'nettops' better defined as PCs with limited
    hardware or ultra-low cost PCs will be available with Windows XP until
    January 2009.

    Additionally, under another program, Microsoft is allowing customers to
    downgrade Vista systems to XP through a loophole in the company's licensing
    terms. So those purchasing a copy of Vista will also be able to run XP at no
    additional cost.

    Microsoft's move to extend the deadline for technical support is primarily
    influenced by large business customers, who haven't yet upgraded their
    systems to Windows Vista. The companies have been reluctant to switch to
    Vista due to the costs and heavy system requirements involved. So, large
    business customers might just skip Vista and continue with XP until the
    release of Windows 7, which is scheduled for release in 2010.
    Clear Windows, Jun 27, 2008
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    Grohu Guest

    good..can use XP for 6 more yrs

    Grohu, Jun 27, 2008
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    Fabian Guest


    XP is better. Maybe Vista is just like Windows ME and Windows 7 is like
    Windows 2000 the "successor".
    Fabian, Jun 27, 2008
  5. John John (MVP), Jun 27, 2008
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    :: Alias :: Guest

    Believe it or not, Windows Me is newer than Windows 2000.

    :: Alias ::, Jun 27, 2008
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    :: Alias :: Guest

    :: Alias ::, Jun 27, 2008
  8. Techtree India not being smart enough to point out in its scribblings
    that the information is from a January 2007 press release? Techtree is
    asleep! What will their next headline be? Intel releases EMT64 to
    counter competition from the AMD64 chip? That XP support information is
    old news that has often been requested and posted in these groups.

    John John (MVP), Jun 27, 2008
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    Tom Lake Guest

    Tom Lake, Jun 27, 2008
  10. Clear Windows

    :: Alias :: Guest

    If you would read Frank's posts, you would know that he posted a fact,
    not a personal attack.

    :: Alias ::, Jun 27, 2008
  11. Mike Hall - MVP, Jun 27, 2008
  12. I have been saying that this would happen right when vista was still in

    When you found out, it was already VERY old news to be.

    You are not that bright are you?

    Ahhh you are an MVP! They don't come out in Bright versions...
    Clear Windows, Jun 27, 2008
  13. Alias is correct, its total fact that Frank is a dummy....

    I just want to warn this newsgroup about him...
    Provide me a better list with insults for frank and I will become a better

    some people deserve it... and oh boy does frank deserve all the dirt you can
    throw him.
    Clear Windows, Jun 27, 2008
  14. windows 7 might very well be windowsXP and Vista-crapista the same stupid
    idiotic quality of windowsMe

    many already call vista "the windows ME of the NT kernel"

    and they are right... only that I believe that vista is actually worse than
    windows Me due to the fact that MS insist on pushing it hard on machines
    and you cant get XP easily....

    back when win98 and Me existed there was no "activation" so you could even
    wipe your me box and install a win98 OS with no problem with activations.
    Although it was theoretically illegal many people had no alternative.

    Now with vista and xp and their activation stuff, you cant do that, so you
    would need to buy a new XP to get rid of a faulty Vista.

    MS has a bargain.. many people are buying 2 operating systems just to get
    some decent performance..

    oh boy vista sucks...
    Clear Windows, Jun 27, 2008
  15. Sorry to disappoint you again, but the lifecycle tables have long stated
    that XP is in extended support from April 2009 to April 2014. If you spent
    half the time reading the sources (Microsoft) as you do outside websites you
    would have known this tidbit for the last few years already just like the
    rest of us.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 27, 2008
  16. We've known this for ages! Do you think you are telling us anything
    new? Do you really think that Techtree India hashing out information
    given by Microsoft in a January 2007 press release and passing it like so:

    "Microsoft has *finally* given in to public demand. The company has
    decided to offer technical support for Windows XP with updates and
    security patches for an extended period until April 2014..."

    and pretending that this is developing news on June 25, 2008 makes them
    look smart and on the ball in the fast paced world of information
    technology? It's a darn good thing that they don't report and write
    about the automobile industry because their headline today would
    probably read that after disappointing sales figures Ford finally pulled
    the plug on the Edsel!

    John John (MVP), Jun 27, 2008
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    Hobbes Guest

    Clear Windows, aka Tiberious, is a lamer.
    Spewing actual facts would be contrary to his agenda.

    Clearly he attended an ineer city public school.
    Hobbes, Jun 27, 2008
  18. Clear Windows

    Hobbes Guest

    as did I !
    ineer ?

    Maybe inner was what I meant.
    Hobbes, Jun 27, 2008
  19. This newsgroup already knows that you and Aliass are the lieing trolls
    upyourbuttooo, Jun 27, 2008
  20. Ive known it before you knew it.. that's all that counts Mr MVP...

    with the intelligence you MVPs have shown especially in the Vista
    newsgroups, calling someone an MVP is the worst insult you can through to
    Clear Windows, Jun 27, 2008
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