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    Support for XP Service Pack 2 ended

    Windows XP Service Pack 2 has reached the end of its Extended Support phase.

    A computer system running Windows XP 32 bit now needs to be at SP3 in order to receive any on-line updates.

    64 bit XP is not affected, as there is no Service Pack 3 for it.

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    Why does that make me feel sad?
    " I don't like the idea of getting shot in the hand" -Blackie in "Rustlers Rhapsody"

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    Guts yer entirely too emotional.
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    Too true...

    You should have seen me the day Windows 98 died. I cried like a little girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guts3d View Post
    Too true...

    You should have seen me the day Windows 98 died. I cried like a little girl.
    Is yer commandant aware of this?
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    She sure is. Luckily for me she is a forgiving sort.
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    This is a good thing

    No need to be sad. Everyone running Windows XP should be running SP3. This is a good move on Microsoft's part, just recently Microsoft's top execs admitted that 74 percent of all computers on the market are still running Windows XP. So to cater to those businesses Microsoft has extended the XP downgrade rights to 2020.

    XP will still be on the market for a long time yet. I have yet to walk into any enterprise or small business and see Windows 7 on any desktops. It's just not practical business sense. Let the home user & Best Buy's of the world beta windows 7 and maybe by the time XP is ready for retirement we'll have a more suitable business OS for productivity and efficiency. I know i'm curious to know what Windows 8 will bring to the table. Hopefully it is more suitable for the business world because ultimately its the business sector that drives the industry not the enthusiasts as Microsoft is soon realizing.

    What we really could use is an XP SP4 to integrate all these annoying hotfixes released after SP3. Its ridiculous having to install that many patches everytime you re-install the OS.
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    I have deployed lots of windows 7 in business situations. It definitely is more then a good replacement for XP.
    LOLOLOL Why would Microsoft make a SP4 for XP?
    When they have a good Windows 7 PRO out there.
    You wont see it and you will see a gradual loss of interest in patching windows XP.
    I hope I get this quote right, What they said was in a couple years using windows XP will be like driving a car at 60 miles per hour with no doors on it.
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    =)

    Actually I need to retract what I said about not seeing Windows 7 in a business environment. I have actually deployed a couple offices with Windows 7 pro workstations but they have been running on a 2003 domain controller. I have yet to see Server 2008 with its windows 7 counter-part in the same domain. However that will be right around the corner as some parts of the local government are now slowly starting to migrate their systems.

    XP is like running a vehicle with no doors on it? How about no roof... I really like the convertible style. =)

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