Richard Hay has asked the big question on Windows Activation to Microsoft – will they decommission the XP activation servers after official support? I’ve never been a fan of Windows activation – from the initial activation issues, reactivation at odd times, or after official support will you still be able to reinstall and actually be able to USE the software? Some people are still very content using XP (some are with Windows 98!). Hopefully, they stay online for quite a while longer.
Keep in mind that Windows XP was the first version of Windows that required activation within 30 days of installation in order to be able to continue using the OS. That means this is the first time an OS requiring activation will hit the end of official support. It is understandable that it would be a concern for those who simply do not want to move off Windows XP for whatever reason.