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Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:19 AM
Windows 7 is a ground up reworking to repair the "holes", as you know"S", with Vista in general
I got word from a good buddy who is doing IT with input from MS sources, presently MS plan to shift focus more squarely on Windows 7, in effect dropping support for Vista OS sooner then it will for XP.
Nothing is too etched in stone, but MS will extend SP3 expanded XP installs into 2020 perhaps, at least a much longer stay of execution as previously thought!
XP is so popular with most folks, it may even return to store shelves at retail! MS is considering this, due to the large pickup it saw in online demand. I have this from a trusted source, so we shall see what plays out.
At the moment, you best install the Service Packs or the MS online support of anything not updated...won't suffice
Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:14 PM
Yo be honest, i'm not really sure what you're trying to say? Re - realeasing xp? Beats vista I suppose.
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:24 PM
You can see the full support lifecycle yourself. Full details for XP, Vista and Win7.
Vista's uptake was slow, so we've kept support for XP for a longer period of time than normal, just because we want to support those people who chose to stick with XP. The recession was a big factor in that too. Windows 7 has been picked up a lot quicker, so Vista's support will last at its normal time (April 2012).
We are not putting XP up for retail again. Doing this would unnecessarily harm Windows 7.
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