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MicrosoftLicense Availability Roadmap

License Availability Roadmap

 

Desktop Operating Systems

Date of General Availability

Direct OEM and Retail License Availability (end date)

System Builder License Availability (end date)

MS DOS 6.xx

June 1, 1994

November 30, 2001

November 30, 2001

Windows 95

August 15, 1995

December 31, 2000

December 31, 2001

Windows NT Workstation 4.xx

July 29, 1996

June 30, 2002

June 30, 2003

Windows 98

June 30, 1998

June 30, 2002

November 30, 20031

Windows 98 SE

June 30, 1999

June 30, 2002

March 31, 20041

Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)

December 31, 2000

December 31, 2003

June 30, 2004

Windows 2000 Professional

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2005

Windows XP Professional

December 31, 2001

June 30, 2008

January 31, 2009

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

February 11, 2003

June 30, 2008

January 31, 2009

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

April 25, 2005

June 30, 2008

January 31, 2009

Windows XP Home Edition

December 31, 2001

June 30, 2008

January 31, 2009

Windows XP Media Center Edition2

October 28, 2002

June 30, 2008

January 31, 2009

 

 

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