Solved installing xp after 2014

July 12, 2013 at 05:54:08
Specs: Xp, AMD32
how to install and buy win XP after 2014,
can I install it without asking microsoft, and
will it be free to copy.
What about an OEM

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July 12, 2013 at 23:55:38
According to a Microsoft posting on PCWorld, end of support for XP will only affect security updates and phone/technical support. It will not affect the ability to activate XP.

I don't want to open a can of worms here, but...

There is still a huge user base on Windows XP, including me. Many old machines just can't run Windows 7, they max out at 512MB RAM, drivers were never made, or programs (especially MS DOS ones that are prohibitively expensive to recompile) are incompatible. This last one is a big deal in many corporations.

...so in the end I expect Microsoft's hand will be forced to extend XP support at least one more year, a last minute reprieve until April 2015.

If I'm wrong, we've got 9 months to go until the viruses start spreading and taking over the internet.

Sasser, Blaster, anyone?

http://sdfox7.com



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July 12, 2013 at 10:45:06
You can install anything without asking MS but you'll have to buy a copy of XP on a disk from somewhere - MS are no longer supplying it.

Not sure about the legalities of copying it but you are not allowed to use it on more than one computer without a specific licence. It will still need to be activated.

The updates will probably remain available at first but in time they will die out as they did with W98. You need to get a copy of SP3 to go with it.

"What about an OEM". Sorry - not sure what you are asking.

For general security see this:
http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...
There is another link at the bottom of the page to more general aspects.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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July 12, 2013 at 12:32:16
I think what you mean is an SLP versions of Windows. See the link below for more on SLP.

It is perfectly legal to make an archive copy of any software you legally own. The installation key is the critical component. You are only allowed to use the retail and OEM versions on one computer at a time.

SLP versions are legally keyed to the hardware they were shipped on. The motherboard is the key hardware component.

Best thing to do is to use a backup/imaging program to create a copy of your entire partition/s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System...


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July 12, 2013 at 16:53:36
"how to install and buy win XP after 2014" - installing it won't be any different than it ever was. Buying a copy will be difficult unless you buy one from eBay or some such place.

"can I install it without asking microsoft" - do you ask them now? I'm not sure what that question means. It will still have to be activated if that's what you're asking.

"will it be free to copy" - copy what, the disc? What would stop you from making a copy? It's always been free to copy, as OtheHill said, it's the product key that's important.

"What about an OEM" - what about it?


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July 12, 2013 at 23:55:38
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According to a Microsoft posting on PCWorld, end of support for XP will only affect security updates and phone/technical support. It will not affect the ability to activate XP.

I don't want to open a can of worms here, but...

There is still a huge user base on Windows XP, including me. Many old machines just can't run Windows 7, they max out at 512MB RAM, drivers were never made, or programs (especially MS DOS ones that are prohibitively expensive to recompile) are incompatible. This last one is a big deal in many corporations.

...so in the end I expect Microsoft's hand will be forced to extend XP support at least one more year, a last minute reprieve until April 2015.

If I'm wrong, we've got 9 months to go until the viruses start spreading and taking over the internet.

Sasser, Blaster, anyone?

http://sdfox7.com


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