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Is it possible to put Windows for free after the expiration of his period of support?

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Hello, just spoke with one of the representatives of the it Department of one of the state trestini (Ukraine)
They are asked not to put them in Windows Server 2008 and insist only on Windows 2003 Server x64.
The motivation is as follows:
Soon MIcrosoft will end support for the product line of Windows XP, 2003 Server, and then will not have to buy it and you can be with "piratok" to put anyone and anything for it will not.
Since I am not an expert in licensing of Windows, but would like to figure it out, it's actually why I write this question.
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To put free not. And impossible to buy.
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I personally faced when my super-program was required to work a certain utility, which only works in DOS (she needs the COM ports in real time, you see). And DOS license to purchase is not free to supply.
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With FreeDOS, the situation is even more complicated because it is unclear who owns the rights to FreeDOS, and if people come in masks, they have nothing to prove, followed by a command: "Remove hands from the keyboard" and for refusing — butt on the forehead.
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I had to rewrite the code and to drive the tool straight into the BOOT-sector of floppy without DOS. It turned out to be easier than finding/buying a DOS-compatible OSes.
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impossible.
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This is only the end of support, the license can not change, the product becomes freeware. Pirates will remain pirates.
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If it were possible, all offices, schools etc. would stand the old Windows. Old, but free.
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There was a case in which it was necessary win98. After a call to Microsoft support was requested to purchase a distribution win7, set, to downgrade to XP, then downgrade to win98. That is the policy of the company with respect to Apoderinae distributions.
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To wait 100 years, then become public property. With HC. M.
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Idiotic motivation of those who do not want to pay.
Will pay they, unfortunately, network security and services that you will cease to get security updates from holes of different degrees of seriousness, but realize they can not do it, not to mention the fact that installing modern p/o on legacy systems will become impossible as it is now, for example, is almost impossible to run software designed for win98/dos/nt3.x or another exotic obsolete and all the forgotten
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