Plan for Windows XP EOL

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As we spread the news about Windows Vista SP1 release in early 2008 and Windows XP SP3 in late 2007, it’s also a good reminder to plan for the official end of availability of Windows XP — January 31, 2008.

 

License Availability Roadmap

Desktop Operating Systems

Date of General Availability

Direct OEM and Retail License Availability (end date)

System Builder License Availability (end date)

Windows XP Professional

December 31, 2001

January 31, 2008

January 31, 2009

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

February 11, 2003

January 31, 2008

January 31, 2009

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

April 25, 2005

January 31, 2008

January 31, 2009

Windows XP Home Edition

December 31, 2001

January 31, 2008

January 31, 2009

Windows XP Media Center Edition2

October 28, 2002

January 31, 2008

January 31, 2009

 

Pasted from <http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/default.mspx>