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Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
« on: April 10, 2012, 07:42:13 PM »

The end is coming. Repent!
 
That's the message from Microsoft as it reminded consumers that its support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will end on April 8, 2014.
 
According to Microsoft marketing director Stella Chernyak that means the software giant will nix security updates, non-security hot-fixes and technical support after that date. So let the countdown begin. You now have less than two years to get your affairs in order and hightail it to more current software.
 
Chernyak commented in a blog post that "Windows XP and Office 2003 were great software releases in their time, but the technology environment has shifted. Technology continues to evolve and so do people's needs and expectations." [How to Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview]
 
This should come as no surprise, since the announcement is consistent with Microsoft's 2002 support lifestyle policy that offers a minimum of 10 years of support (at least five years of mainstream support and five additional years of extended support).
 
But there's a large amount of users still using XP up to SP3, and not everyone will be happy about having to upgrade. And enterprise deployment can take anywhere between 18 to 32 months from business case through full deployment, so those who want to stick with Windows and Office should begin planning, well, now.
 
The company recommends switching to Windows 7 and Office 2010 rather than waiting for Windows 8. Microsoft wants to facilitate that migration and is thus offering a free download of Windows 7 and Office 2010.
 
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Re: Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 07:50:28 PM »

Thanks for sharing.

Do you know if Office 2007 will be supported by Microsoft?
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Re: Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 09:02:34 PM »

Should have happened much sooner...
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Re: Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 09:26:20 PM »

Should have happened much sooner...
I thought it already did
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Re: Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 10:15:53 PM »

Its fine by me. im going to be gane from the sim world compleatly in september so i dont need this computer any more :D.
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Re: Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 11:39:39 PM »

And where exactly can a free download of Windows 7 and Office 2010 be found? All I found was some sort of Deployment kit, and there is no explanation on it...
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Re: Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 12:01:07 AM »

I've got vista. Might be getting a new laptop with Windows 7 or 8

P.S

Neeeevverrrr listen to fox news
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Re: Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 12:08:46 AM »

I'm waiting Windows 8 for a new tablet/slate
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Re: Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 12:26:52 AM »

And where exactly can a free download of Windows 7 and Office 2010 be found?

The images, for you ton install Windows - coming straight from Microsoft.
You still need your Licence to use it more than 3/30 days...


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Re: Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 12:35:19 AM »

30 day trial in a foregin language is kind of useless...
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Re: Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 01:52:43 AM »

what language are you aiming for?
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Re: Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 02:41:24 AM »

I already knew that for quite some time, good thing I've replaced my crappy old notebook with a new one w/ Win7.

Windows life cycle info:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/products/lifecycle#section_2
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