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Windows 7: XP MCE Download???

09 Mar 2010   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
XP MCE Download???

I damaged my MCE disk some time ago, but still have my license key. Is there somewhere that I can download it, or shall I have to order a new disk from MS?


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12 Mar 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Fortunately, I found that I was wrong, it was not the MCE disk that I had damaged after all, it was just hiding from me. This means that as soon as I buy another harddrive, that I will install it, but when browsing on the MS website a few days back, I saw a notice that said that after July 13, that MCE SP2 and earlier would no longer be supported (as well as Vista, without a SP).

I took a look at the SP3 disk that I bought for XP x64, and I see nothing defining the architecture that it is designed for. Does that mean that it will work on x32 MCE, as well as XP Pro x64? Also, would that mean that support would be continued on MCE as it is on XP Pro?

EDIT: Apparently, I got my facts wrong. This article:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...f-support-mean

says that there is no SP3 for XP x64, so I guess that what I have must be for x32. I can only assume that the SP is the same for straight XP x32 as it is for MCE x32.
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12 Mar 2010   #3
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Once you install MCE just download the full SP3 and install it. You can do it though windows update too. I believe it's just live technical support that will end for XP SP2. If you call Microsoft for technical support (paid or not) and you are only running SP2 they won't help you. You will be asked to update to SP3.
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12 Mar 2010   #4
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I damaged my MCE disk some time ago, but still have my license key. Is there somewhere that I can download it, or shall I have to order a new disk from MS?
If you ever need a disc you can always get OEM from Tigerdirect.

Why are you worried about support? Just curious.
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12 Mar 2010   #5
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Fortunately, I found that I was wrong, it was not the MCE disk that I had damaged after all, it was just hiding from me. This means that as soon as I buy another harddrive, that I will install it, but when browsing on the MS website a few days back, I saw a notice that said that after July 13, that MCE SP2 and earlier would no longer be supported (as well as Vista, without a SP).

I took a look at the SP3 disk that I bought for XP x64, and I see nothing defining the architecture that it is designed for. Does that mean that it will work on x32 MCE, as well as XP Pro x64? Also, would that mean that support would be continued on MCE as it is on XP Pro?

EDIT: Apparently, I got my facts wrong. This article:

What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?

says that there is no SP3 for XP x64, so I guess that what I have must be for x32. I can only assume that the SP is the same for straight XP x32 as it is for MCE x32.
What do you mean when you say work on ? Service Pack 3 on the 64 Bit disk?
You will download SP3 from windows update.
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12 Mar 2010   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It appears to have changed since I bought the SP3 update CD, but at that time, it wasn't possible to get the SP by downloading it. Even though Windows Update provides the updates contained within the SP, I don't think that it will officially update the version of the OS itself. This is why it doesn't make sense to me as to which SP is installed, because I think that XP without any SPs installed would still contain the same updates. If that is so, why would update service be disrupted for a version without a sufficient SP#? Updates are the only form of support that I really care about, and if I understand, updates will only be provided on XP x32 with SP3 after July 13, 2010, and on XP x64 with SP2 til the same date.
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12 Mar 2010   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
What do you mean when you say work on ? Service Pack 3 on the 64 Bit disk?
You will download SP3 from windows update.
You didn't read what I said closely enough, because there is not, nor do I expect that there will be a SP3 for XP x64, but were I wrong and they did release a new SP, I do not think that it would be accessible via Windows Updates.
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12 Mar 2010   #8
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I knew what you meant.
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