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Xp Activation After 2014 ?

#1 User is offline   snorg 

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:00 PM

We all know XP support ends april 8 2014, so no more windoze updates.

But after said date if I need to install XP will I still be able to activate it?
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:39 PM

I think so. That date only means the end of support.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:48 AM

@snorg

I Think The Same Principle About OEM And RETAIL Versions Applies To XP.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:06 AM

View PostA41202813, on 05 February 2012 - 10:48 AM, said:

@snorg

I Think The Same Principle About OEM And RETAIL Versions Applies To XP.


Yeah, I think it does for everything after Win 98. Not sure about Millenium though as I never used it.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:46 PM

Shouldn't be a problem. To the best of my knowledge, MS still allows of downgrades going at least as far back as Win 95; and, a downgrade is useless if it can't be activated.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:57 AM

View PostExcalibur, on 18 February 2012 - 07:46 PM, said:

Shouldn't be a problem. To the best of my knowledge, MS still allows of downgrades going at least as far back as Win 95; and, a downgrade is useless if it can't be activated.


I checked with Microsoft. Here's their official statement: "The end of Windows XP support will not affect activation, but rather security updates and phone/online technical support."

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