XP installation after Microsoft withdraw support


Well-Known Member
Will it be possible to do a XP installation after Microsoft withdraw their support. You normally have to verify online or over the telephone.


Essential Member
Yes...you will be able install and update and use XP normally. Now this is were it becomes tricky. If there are any other vulnerabilities discovered, MS will no longer create fixes for it. So you will be using it like an "as is" product or "at your own risk" type of deal. IMO, is just a ploy to get one to buy the next OS. I know a lot of people that have and still use windows 98/98 SE and use the web and not had any ill effects. Me personally, I have 2 XP machines that I will continue to use.


Senior Member
If you go to WinWorld.com, you can even download and install DOS 5.0, Windows 3.11, etc.. XP will soon be a part of this abandonware site. :)

Ralph Bromley

Fantastic Member
Yeah it can still be updated and all, it just wont be supported.
the only issue I am seeing is people are panic downloading right now as they are trying to squeeze every last update in.
I can tell as my old laptop that came with XP is taking forever to install any update


Fantastic Member
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@badrobot: Just read this; been away for awhile. "Abandonware"?? love this term! I wonder if it will be in wikipedia soon like "Ransomware" and others. LOL. :rofl: