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Some ideas for Microsoft about Windows XP RRS feed

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  • I have some ideas that I did search for wih no real luck and they may have been brought up by others, but here goes.

    Microsoft should continue to provide support for Windows XP as well as define the line clearly to the business customers to upgrade to Windows 7, 8 or whatever. Microsoft should charge for continued support. Call it an extended warranty. Advertise this as an option. Under that keep providing software patches. Work with the third party companies to also continue support with the same eventual cross the line caveat.

    Likewise compile all the jillion patches post SP3 and call that SP4 with no new features. Even offer Windows XP the option of slipping SP4 and burning a CDROM/DVD to existing customers like a lot of us have done to rebuild a system in the event of a hardware failure. Finally provide a helpdesk (as a fee service) to existing business customers that want to upgrade to the next OS, but are unsure how to do it.

    Microsoft will make out before and after. Just don't drop us in less than 500 days and not expect us to have a bad taste in our mouth.

    • Moved by Naomi N Thursday, December 13, 2012 2:44 AM May be better answer here (From:Suggestions and Feedback for the Forums)
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:52 PM