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  • Question

  • Can I find all the flavors of Windows XP, original, SP1, SP2, ...? Pre XP if I subscribe to MSDN OS??

    I am trying to build several machines for webapp compatibility testing, and it would be nice if I could download any OS snapshot from MSDN, but it's not clear from the MSDN OS product index that anything previous to latest SP2 is available on disk or download.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Monday, July 10, 2006 4:52 PM

Answers

  • From MSDN Operating System Subscription :
    The MSDN Operating Systems Subscription includes:

    The Windows Server 2003 product family that builds on the strengths of Windows 2000 Server products to deliver a superior and cost-effective server operating system with increased reliability, availability, scalability, and security

    Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Media Center for home and digital entertainment usage

    Usage rights are limited to development and testing only.

    Continuous access to new software and technical resources. During the term of your subscription, you are entitled to upgrades to your subscription software, select new releases, and product betas, in addition to resources such as software and hardware development kits and service packs.

    Professional Technical Support, including unlimited use of MSDN Managed Newsgroups for online support with guaranteed response times of 2 business days, 2 phone-based support incidents, and free access to MSDN Online Concierge for non-technical questions regarding navigation of the MSDN site, Knowledge Base article searches, and MSDN Subscriber Downloads.

    Continuously updated technical content is available through the MSDN Library, which offers comprehensive programming information, code samples, sample applications, technical documentation and articles, and access to the Microsoft Developer Knowledge Base.


    Monday, July 10, 2006 5:51 PM
  • http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/subscriptions/chart/

    This page shows a chart comparison of all of the various MSDN subscriptions. Per the "b" footnote below the chart, the following OS versions are available:

    Microsoft Operating Systems, including Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP Professional Edition, Home Edition, Tablet PC Edition and Media Center Edition 2005.

    You might want to contact the MSDN Subscription team direct and ask them about the availability of older OS versions. Here's the contact page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/support/default.aspx

    -brenda (ISV Buddy Team)

    Wednesday, July 12, 2006 3:34 PM

All replies

  • From MSDN Operating System Subscription :
    The MSDN Operating Systems Subscription includes:

    The Windows Server 2003 product family that builds on the strengths of Windows 2000 Server products to deliver a superior and cost-effective server operating system with increased reliability, availability, scalability, and security

    Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Media Center for home and digital entertainment usage

    Usage rights are limited to development and testing only.

    Continuous access to new software and technical resources. During the term of your subscription, you are entitled to upgrades to your subscription software, select new releases, and product betas, in addition to resources such as software and hardware development kits and service packs.

    Professional Technical Support, including unlimited use of MSDN Managed Newsgroups for online support with guaranteed response times of 2 business days, 2 phone-based support incidents, and free access to MSDN Online Concierge for non-technical questions regarding navigation of the MSDN site, Knowledge Base article searches, and MSDN Subscriber Downloads.

    Continuously updated technical content is available through the MSDN Library, which offers comprehensive programming information, code samples, sample applications, technical documentation and articles, and access to the Microsoft Developer Knowledge Base.


    Monday, July 10, 2006 5:51 PM
  • http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/subscriptions/chart/

    This page shows a chart comparison of all of the various MSDN subscriptions. Per the "b" footnote below the chart, the following OS versions are available:

    Microsoft Operating Systems, including Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP Professional Edition, Home Edition, Tablet PC Edition and Media Center Edition 2005.

    You might want to contact the MSDN Subscription team direct and ask them about the availability of older OS versions. Here's the contact page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/support/default.aspx

    -brenda (ISV Buddy Team)

    Wednesday, July 12, 2006 3:34 PM