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Availability of WIN NT after Dec 2004

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July 6, 2004 1:20:49 PM

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Can WIN NT workstation or server be purchased after
12/04?
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 5:42:03 PM

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Can you even get it now?

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Scott Harding
MCSE, MCSA, A+, Network+
Microsoft MVP - Windows NT Server

"Tyler" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Can WIN NT workstation or server be purchased after
> 12/04?
July 7, 2004 12:19:32 PM

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Hi Tyler,

The page http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/default.mspx explains that
licenses for NT 4.0 Workstation ceased being available (to anybody) on 30 Jun 2003.

I expect you could purchase a later generation qualifying product, say Win2k and
use your 'downgrade' rights to run NT 4.0 instead if you wish. The legality of
this point is a bit tricky, perhaps some others would like to share their
experiences of how they are dealing with this licensing issue.

Calvin.
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