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XP Activation Question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ironzero, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. ironzero

    ironzero Thread Starter

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    I'm thinking about buying a Windows XP Home OEM installation disc...

    However, once Microsoft chooses not to support Windows XP anymore, will I still be able to activate it?

    For example, if I wanted to install and activate Windows XP 10 years from now, would it still work?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tabvla

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    Microsoft have committed to providing full support for XP until the end of 2014.

    Historically Microsoft have always extended product support beyond the published dates so I think that you are quite safe in committing to XP for a long time yet.
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    Activation is not part of support it is entirely different and if 10 years from now if you want to keep using an out-of-date OS I would say probably not. If you want to keep using it get Acronis True Image and image the system, then you do not have to worry about re-activation.
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Activation issues for OEM will be no different than any other version.
     
  5. Tabvla

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    Hi osrom1e

    I agree, activation is not part of support. However, I think it reasonable to assume that if XP is going to be supported until 2014+ then reactivation will be available until at least that time-frame.

    It would seem ridiculous to provide support for a product that you could not activate..... but then again some strange things do happen :D
     
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