XP SP2 support

Dell Inspiron 1200 notebook
July 12, 2010 at 03:44:43
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 3
After XP SP2 support ends I was wondering what the situation will be for reinstalling Windows, when the original disk is SP2?
Would an ISO SP3 disk created now still work in a few months (or years) time?

Thanks
Dennis


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#1
July 12, 2010 at 04:33:47
If you were able to install from the disk before you will be able to do so in the future. Microsoft discontinuing support for an OS has nothing to do with the ability to install the product. I expect that Microsoft would eventually stop activating XP but that would be long past the support date. Since XP is still in widespread use I would not expect that anytime soon.


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#2
July 12, 2010 at 04:41:57
As Mr Millar says, activation is only going to be your problem but that is still some time in the future.

I did read somewhere the MS have a date built into Windows XP after which activation would not be required. But that is just rumour and anticipation. MS aren't saying anything at the moment.

Stuart


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#3
July 12, 2010 at 04:45:10
What I was concerned about was the ability to bring the system up to XP SP3 after Microsoft finish support for SP2.At the moment you can do that via Windows Update.
I'm guessing making a disk would be the answer, but need some reassurance that this would be a long term solution.



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#4
July 12, 2010 at 04:53:02
Again support for SP2 is of no relevance. As long as SP3 is available, you have nothing to worry about.

Withdrawing support for SP2 means that there will no no more updates or fixes for SP2, only SP3. It doesn't affect your ability to install and use it. You can download SP3 and keep it for when you need it.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...

Stuart


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#5
July 12, 2010 at 04:56:50
Thanks for the info

Dennis


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