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No Way Around XP Expiration Date

MED-V is an overly confusing name for a desktop virtualization tool that does a good thing -- it lets XP runs as a virtual machine under Windows 7 (or Vista if you're so inclined) so legacy and hardware will still run.

Apparently some customer think that because MED-V, which stands for Microsoft Desktop Virtualization, is a supported tool, that XP will somehow be supported beyond the April 2014 end of extended support.

Microsoft took to the blogosphere to make it clear that this is not the case and MED-V is no way a support bridge, but a stop gap.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/01/2012 at 1:19 PM


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