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    Windows XP support

    I was led to understand that MS were not supporting XP after April 8th, so why am I still getting daily updates????????
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    If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you might continue to receive antimalware signature updates for a limited time ...

    And this news bit from the Telegraph reads in part ...

    The UK government announced last week that it had negotiated a special deal with Microsoft to provide Windows XP support and security updates across the whole UK public sector for the next 12 months, at a cost of £5.548 million.

    Looks like those who live in the UK are the lucky ones

    Lars A

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    I am amazed that the Brit public sect is still using XP! I must fire up my old lap top and see what happens.
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    If my prior systems (XP) mother board hadn't crapped out, I would still be on XP for sure. I was rather forced to take one of two options: Windows Vista or Windows 7 ... I chose the latter and went with the professional 64 bit version.

    Locally most all government offices are still on XP, and my dentist was/is using a DOS based system for scheduling appointments and still has a working dot matrix printer.

    By far, the XP version was the best ever, imho ... it is lots more user friendly than Win7 for sure. Microsoft should have kept a good thing.

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    Most businesses here are on Vista which seems to have sorted it's problems out, I have been with Vista for approx 5 yrs and at first it was a pain in the proverbial but seems to tick along OK now. but my Firefox is continually freezing and only responds to a reboot but I keep IE9 going despite many prompts to switch to Chrome.
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    Colin,

    Wondering if that is related to FF or Vista ... I've had a few times where FF froze on my Win 7 machine and had to reboot. I'm thinking it may be a little bug with this latest release .. it (FF) never did this before a few months back.

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    That would tie up with my experience it was great to start with.
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    [smug grin]Firefox is great on XP[/smug grin]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    [smug grin]Firefox is great on XP[/smug grin]
    Your smugness is duly warranted, Mike

    Yes it is (was, for me) ... everything about XP was a stable as the rock of Gibraltar.

    If only that mother board hadn't gone to outer space ...

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    I am afraid I had to try and get used to win 8.1 as my faithful Dell with XP3 bit the dust last Wed. finally and had to buy new computer...sure . miss my XP but alas life goes on. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by wljmrbill View Post
    I am afraid I had to try and get used to win 8.1 as my faithful Dell with XP3 bit the dust last Wed. finally and had to buy new computer...sure . miss my XP but alas life goes on. LOL
    Yeh yo the man Bill. XP is for Dinosaurs!
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    Lars & Bill, do you not have the original CDs for XP from the previous computer? A quick dose of Format C: and insert XP CD... ... ... ... ...

    I can still find new and refurbished PCs with Win7 over here, not that I need one my 2 XP machines are still going (touch wood)
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    Are they made of wood Mike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    Are they made of wood Mike?
    silly boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Mike...no .. as last computer was a used one and didn't come with disk... so went online for problems etc.
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