Windows XP End-of-Sales: Moving to Windows Vista


C

carrzkiss

This is a SAD day let me tell you.
Considering that "Vista" is still a HUGE problem.
Dell has gone back to selling XP on their systems, and now Microsoft
Is no longer going to sell the XP OS.
What in the H*ll are they thinking?
If Dell, (One to the worlds leading computer manufactures) goes back to an
older version of an Operating System, that means that there is something
badly wrong right?

I think that Microsoft needs a wake up call on this one.
Are they stupid or something?
I think so.
H*ll, you can still purchase Windows 2000 Professional from certain
retailers, but not XP in the future.

Very strange indeed.

Windows XP End-Of-Sales (January 31, 2009)
Microsoft will soon discontinue selling Windows XP through our sales
channels. In industry terms this is called "End-Of-Sales" (EOS). The last
day Microsoft Authorized OEM Distributors can purchase Windows XP from
Microsoft will be January 31, 2009. For major PC manufacturers, this EOS
date was June 30, 2008. OEM Distributors can continue to sell Windows XP to
their system builder customers subsequent to January 31, 2009, while they
work through their existing inventory.

SKU Channel End of Sales Date End of Mainstream Support Phase* End
of Extended Support Phase*
Windows XP Home,
Pro, Media Center,
Tablet PC,
Pro 64 Bit Direct OEM June 30, 2008 April 14, 2009 April 8, 2014
FPP June 30, 2008 April 14, 2009 April 8, 2014
System Builder Channel January 31, 2009 April 14, 2009 April 8,
2014
Windows XP Ultra-low cost PCs (ULCPC) June 30, 2010 April 14, 2009
April 8, 2014
 
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M

Mark Adams

carrzkiss said:
This is a SAD day let me tell you.
Considering that "Vista" is still a HUGE problem.
Dell has gone back to selling XP on their systems, and now Microsoft
Is no longer going to sell the XP OS.
What in the H*ll are they thinking?
If Dell, (One to the worlds leading computer manufactures) goes back to an
older version of an Operating System, that means that there is something
badly wrong right?

I think that Microsoft needs a wake up call on this one.
Are they stupid or something?
I think so.
H*ll, you can still purchase Windows 2000 Professional from certain
retailers, but not XP in the future.

Very strange indeed.

Windows XP End-Of-Sales (January 31, 2009)
Microsoft will soon discontinue selling Windows XP through our sales
channels. In industry terms this is called "End-Of-Sales" (EOS). The last
day Microsoft Authorized OEM Distributors can purchase Windows XP from
Microsoft will be January 31, 2009. For major PC manufacturers, this EOS
date was June 30, 2008. OEM Distributors can continue to sell Windows XP to
their system builder customers subsequent to January 31, 2009, while they
work through their existing inventory.

SKU Channel End of Sales Date End of Mainstream Support Phase* End
of Extended Support Phase*
Windows XP Home,
Pro, Media Center,
Tablet PC,
Pro 64 Bit Direct OEM June 30, 2008 April 14, 2009 April 8, 2014
FPP June 30, 2008 April 14, 2009 April 8, 2014
System Builder Channel January 31, 2009 April 14, 2009 April 8,
2014
Windows XP Ultra-low cost PCs (ULCPC) June 30, 2010 April 14, 2009
April 8, 2014
*yawn* Old news.
 
C

carrzkiss

"Mark Adams" > *yawn* Old news.

Good, you did not have to reply.
But you did, just to be seen huh?
 
S

SC Tom

I'm not a real big fan of Vista, but I have it on my notebook (Gateway
M-6850fx), and I really haven't had that much of a problem with it. Most
end-user's problems that I've seen arise from UAC. One of the first things I
did on mine was disable that and the messages associated with it. There were
a few other things I did, also, to make it more user friendly for me, and I
know the average user isn't going to go through the steps that I did, but
then, they shouldn't have to. To me, it seems the newer the OS, the more
computer-literate the "average" user has to become. Kind of like going from
a Sony Walkman to an ipod- does the same thing, but there's a greater
learning curve to enjoy all the features of the newer device.
That said, I have not upgraded my desktop from XP Home SP3 to Vista and
I probably won't until I really have to, even though my hardware is more
than capable of running it. But then, I'm retired from IT, so I really don't
have to stay on the bleeding edge if I don't want to ;)

SC Tom
 
B

Bill in Co.

carrzkiss said:
This is a SAD day let me tell you.
Considering that "Vista" is still a HUGE problem.
Dell has gone back to selling XP on their systems, and now Microsoft
Is no longer going to sell the XP OS.
What in the H*ll are they thinking?

Simple. They want to make more money by (in effect) forcing people to buy
(or upgrade to) a new operating system. Whether or not they want or need
it is irrelevant - unless people get fed up and go over to Linux, or
whatever. Which is not too likely.
 
K

Kelly

Dell's plan for users is to have Windows XP Professional installed on their
machines, but include the Vista install disk for when they are ready to
upgrade. "With XP installed, we will send media for both Vista and XP with
each PC so that when you are ready to migrate to Vista you may at no
addition upgrade cost." The demand seems high, so let's hope others follow
suit to allow companies the time and resources to fully upgrade.

http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/06/09/dell-to-sell-windows-xp-professional-with-pcs-through-2009

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
 
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J

Jeremy

I've heard that Vista is a HUGE problem or has many problems. I'm not going
to dispute that, but what exactly are the problems?

Dell is selling XP on their systems likely because corporations are
requesting XP.
 
B

bbentley52

Dell has never "Gone back" to offering XP. They always have. There are only 6
models to choose from. ( 2 are Mini Netbooks that can only run XP). So that
is done to 4 models. From Dell -

When you buy a Dell PC system configured with the Windows Vista® BONUS,
your PC will come loaded with Windows XP® Professional pre-installed. With
the BONUS option, you can transition to Windows Vista when you’re ready. Your
BONUS Kit will include Windows XP Professional back-up CD which will allow
you to re-install or transition back to XP from Vista if necessary plus
Windows Vista Business or Ultimate installation DVD. Transitioning to Vista
is entirely your choice. Windows Vista BONUS gives you the opportunity to run
the XP OS for as long as you like.

You PAY for the Vista Business or Ultimate anyway.
 
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