Jenil Vasani


No More OEM for XP SP3

Yes what you heard is correct. Microsoft is now slowly phasing off windows XP out inorder to focus more on Windows 7.After 4months no Pre-installed XP machines will be available in the market. Although Fact is that after the release of Windows 7 the use of Windows XP has dropped dramitacallly but even though you will find some machines still preinstalled with Windows XP and there are very few Machines left in netbooks which can be easily available with at low cost.

This means that windows 7 is only the alternative left with us. Microsoft announced in april that Windows XP OEM’s won’t be available from October onwords. Many manufacturers has already been selling Windows 7 since its release from October 2009. As per the survey in April 2010, most of the netbooks sold were Pre-Installed with WINdows 7.aking this into consideration Microsoft Finally called of OEM’s of Windows XP.

After this huge success of Windows 7, customers are ready to letgo WIndwos XP more easily now compared to some months ago cause the only alternative left for them was Windows Vista. Microsoft had stopped offering XP to OEMs for plain vanilla computers and through retail channels on June 30, 2008. As of January 31, 2009, System Builders were also no longer able to grab XP licenses for installation on their new computers

Also people who are still on Windows XP Service Pack 2 by 13th July 2010 it will reach END OF SUPPORT. For alternative of Windows XP SP2 you can install the latest pack available that’s Windows XP Service Pack 3 via Microsoft Updater. Windows XP Service Pack 3 will continue till April 2014


June 12, 2010 - Posted by | Microsoft

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