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Windows XP SP3 Expiring


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#1 Thu Win

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:14 AM

What does it means that Windows XP SP3 will expire in 2014? WHats the drawback if I don't upgrade to the next OS? My XP computer is fairly New with Core Duo 1.73 GhZ processor and 2 GB ram (yes 2 GB), 80 GB hard drive and ATI X1400 (I think) Graphic card.

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#2 danjmilos

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:30 AM

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At that point MS will no longer update the OS.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:32 AM

What it means is that eventually (the date keeps slipping) MS will stop working on patches and bug fixes for XP. Your machine will continue to function but will not get updates from MS.
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