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How long will XP mode be available for download RRS feed

  • Question

  • Lots of forum articles on 'supported', but how long will XP Mode be 'available' for download beyond April 2014? We like others are in a dollar bind for upgrading. The software needing the 32 bit XP is about a $200,000 spend for a small company. XP mode has been saving us. We are trying to get ball rolling on update, but economic downturn has dragged for us unfortunately.

    Thank you.

    Tom

    Monday, February 3, 2014 5:19 PM

Answers

  • Because XP Mode has the same support schedule as full XP I would go forward from this point assuming that it will not be available after the cutoff date.  I am guessing that it will actually be there, but I doubt Microsoft will say anything concrete about this topic.  So it would be best to assume the worst IMO.

    Please do not read this sentence. Please ignore the previous sentence.

    • Marked as answer by TEA_Tom Tuesday, February 4, 2014 4:48 PM
    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 4:11 PM

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  • Because XP Mode has the same support schedule as full XP I would go forward from this point assuming that it will not be available after the cutoff date.  I am guessing that it will actually be there, but I doubt Microsoft will say anything concrete about this topic.  So it would be best to assume the worst IMO.

    Please do not read this sentence. Please ignore the previous sentence.

    • Marked as answer by TEA_Tom Tuesday, February 4, 2014 4:48 PM
    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 4:11 PM
  • Thank you very much.
    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 4:48 PM
  • Agreed, think the worst! After April 8th Last available updates are downloaded to your computer,There will be no more updates for Windows XP, including any Windows XP running Microsoft software, such as; Office, Security essentials, Media player, etc...

    And Microsoft warns that after April 8th, Software manufacturers, websites, etc.. will more than likely stop making products that will run on Windows XP.

    Time to save and buy new!


    • Edited by GambitMaster Tuesday, February 4, 2014 6:00 PM More Detail
    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 5:46 PM