April 16, 2014 Leave a comment
While Microsoft has extended the end-of-life deadline Windows XP several times under consumer pressure, not least from Enterprise customers, we have reached that line in the sand. The party’s over.
Officially, Windows XP is now dead, but it’s not gone. Choose your stats carefuly; conservatively, between 20 and 27% of computers connected to the Internet still run Windows XP. Yet as of April 8th, we’re at the”end of support” – so what will happen to all those Windows XP systems now?
It will continue to run and activate, using the same activation process that checks with Microsoft to ensure you’re using “genuine” software and not a pirated version of Windows. The activation servers will continue to run for the foreseeable future. The only noticeable difference you’ll see is a monthly message that will appear to remind you that XP is now defunct. This message can be hidden, and will only appear on home computers, not on networked, managed business computers. Read more of this post