Windows XP support

Dorsetmike

New member
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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Krummhorn

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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
 

JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
I am amazed that the Brit public sect is still using XP! I must fire up my old lap top and see what happens.
 

Krummhorn

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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.
 

JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
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.
 

Krummhorn

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Staff member
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.
 

JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
That would tie up with my experience it was great to start with.
 

Krummhorn

Administrator
Staff member
[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 ... :nut:
 

wljmrbill

Active member
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
 

JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
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!
 

Dorsetmike

New member
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)
 

wljmrbill

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

teddy

Duckmeister
If you are not in the public sector i.e. NHS etc you can purchase updates but it will be expensive. I can buy a good used laptop for the price of one years updates.

teddy
 

Krummhorn

Administrator
Staff member
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)

I had them, but the problem was the mother board ... after backing up the entire drive onto an external drive, I gave the old drive to my son and he put it to good use on his system. I admit that it was a steep learning curve migrating to Win7, but I love its power and capabilities and have finally gotten a bead on how it likes to store things and where they mysteriously go.

I only have space for one machine anyway.
 

Dorsetmike

New member
First thing I do is set up folders for what data I want, where I can find it, not buried in my this that and the other that's for dummies

Partition the drive(s) music on one photos on another etc another partition for all downloads
 
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