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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I would like to know how long can a Windows XP machine go (be online) without a restart?

    Thanks in advance!!

    Regards,

    Prabu

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 7:00 AM

Answers

  • Theoretically, forever but you have security updates released at least once per month and some require restarts.


    Windows XP Post SP3 Updates


    • Proposed as answer by 10crackers Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by Prabu_mdt Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:48 AM
    • Edited by 10crackers Saturday, April 19, 2014 7:47 PM 404
    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:45 AM
  • Windows XP will continue to run until some piece of hardware fails.

    As pointed out by 10crackers, the monthly updates will often require a reboot, but otherwise there is no time limit on how long Windows XP can run.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    • Marked as answer by Prabu_mdt Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:48 AM
    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:44 AM

All replies

  • Theoretically, forever but you have security updates released at least once per month and some require restarts.


    Windows XP Post SP3 Updates


    • Proposed as answer by 10crackers Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by Prabu_mdt Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:48 AM
    • Edited by 10crackers Saturday, April 19, 2014 7:47 PM 404
    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:45 AM
  • Windows XP will continue to run until some piece of hardware fails.

    As pointed out by 10crackers, the monthly updates will often require a reboot, but otherwise there is no time limit on how long Windows XP can run.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    • Marked as answer by Prabu_mdt Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:48 AM
    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:44 AM
  • Thanks Rick and 10crackers :)
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:48 AM