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Doqtor Kirby wrote:
That and since Windows XP uses WGA, it would be useless to use anyway without one of dem product keys.
Others think they might do it for industrial customers, who use a set piece of software for a time period of 10-20 years. That could be a possibility. I've personally seen a machine that ran a piece of equipment was upgraded from a 386 running DOS 5 to a machine running XP, and won't likely change again until the end of the decade. Utilities and some manufacturers are notorious for this, examples like GE's turbine controls made for power utilities used 486's up until a few years ago. They're using Atoms now and on the software end run QNX/XP. It's a pain in the ass and really expensive to swap those machines out with newer stuff.
XP64 is near useless as an OS anyway, hardware support is...tricky.