I hate to ask this and please no responses telling me to get off these versions of Windows because they aren't supported by Microsoft. I already know that and I'm pushing for upgrades, but I don't control the budget. My question is, how much longer will Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 be supported. I asked last year on this post
and was told April 2019. I had heard previously that might be extended and was wondering if that had been decided yet and if so, for how long? Our subscription is up in January and I wanted to get an idea at what we'd be looking at. Thanks for any help you can provide!
Best answer by NicCrockett
I'm running both physical and virtual Windows XP PCs. I'm not running Windows 7 with XP mode on any of my physical or virtual PCs. I can't say with 100% certainity that you won't have any problems. However, I do know that Windows 7 is supported and they have told me that as of right now they are going to continue supporting Windows XP. I'm running a few Windows 7 physical PCs without issue. Originally they were going to discontinue Windows XP support in April 2019, but they've told me they are going to keep supporting it. However, they have told me that they can't tell me for how long, but they will give users plenty of notice before they discontinue support. This way users like me can find another solution. The bad news is, they won't offer a prorated refund for the time left on a subscription, so you're taking a chance that they will continue supporting it for the full year. The good news is, someone is still protecting Windows XP. I hope this answers any questions that people have.