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Can I buy a boatload of XP oem disks and sell and activate new XP computers long after the June 30 cutoff of XP sales Microsoft is doing?

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Can I buy a boatload of XP oem disks and sell and activate new XP computers long after the June 30 cutoff of XP sales Microsoft is doing?

Why not?

They're supposely supporting the OS until 2010.

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Can I buy a boatload of XP oem disks and sell and activate new XP computers long after the June 30 cutoff of XP sales Microsoft is doing?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/default.mspx

As of April 2008, Microsoft is extending availability of Windows XP Home Edition for OEMs to install on Ultra Low-Cost PCs. The new OEM end date will be the later of either June 30, 2010, or one year after the general availability of the next version of Windows.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/servicepacks.mspx

http://support.microsoft.com/?LN=en-us&amp...p;x=14&y=12

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsps

When a new service pack is released, Microsoft will provide either 12 or 24 months of support for the previous service pack

Support for the previous service packs is either 12 or 24 months, varying according to the product family (for example, Windows, Office, Servers, or Developer tools)

Support timelines for service packs will remain consistent within the product family

Microsoft will publish specific support timelines for a previous service pack when the new service pack is released

When support for a product ends, support of the service packs for that product will also end. The product’s support lifecycle supersedes the service pack support policy

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So....

Does that mean the open key I have for Professional, that I never used yet is going to be worth something.

Let's start the bidding. ;)

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