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Support is ending soon {Microsoft Windows XP}
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Posted on 03/15/2014 10:42:51 AM PDT by shove_it

On April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP will no longer be available. Don't let your PC go unprotected.

What is Windows XP end of support? Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But now the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences.

As a result, after April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date. (If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you will continue to receive antimalware signature updates for a limited time, but this does not mean that your PC will be secure because Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates to help protect your PC.)

If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.

What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?

Which version of Windows am I running?

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(Excerpt) Read more at windows.microsoft.com ...


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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

This just popped up on my puter screen. Go to the link for more details.

1 posted on 03/15/2014 10:42:51 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

Buy a Mac.


2 posted on 03/15/2014 10:44:59 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: shove_it

Just click on ‘Don’t show this again’ and don’t worry about it. < /s >


3 posted on 03/15/2014 10:45:50 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: shove_it

I would take XP over Vista or 8 any day. I would take 95 or 98 over vista or 8 any day. They used to know how to make a mouse work and so much more.


4 posted on 03/15/2014 10:45:55 AM PDT by mountainlion
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To: shove_it
My primary desktop is XP OS. By the time I buy new software, upgrade necessary components, etc, I've almost purchased a new computer.

Dell has the Win7 OS on a computer for ~$324. I'm just going to buy a new PC.

5 posted on 03/15/2014 10:49:30 AM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: shove_it

There are some older related articles posted on FR - search ‘windows xp support’.


6 posted on 03/15/2014 10:51:23 AM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: wonkowasright
Buy a Mac.

I have a Mac, I run XP in Parallels when I absolutely must run a windoze only program.

7 posted on 03/15/2014 10:55:06 AM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: shove_it

That’s why both my desktop at home and my laptop runs Windows 7 Home Edition (Service Pack 1). In my humble opinion, the best version of Windows since Windows 2000 Professional.


8 posted on 03/15/2014 10:55:12 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: null and void

I’m in the same situation....


9 posted on 03/15/2014 10:56:22 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: shove_it

Since a lot of medical devices are still running on XP, I’d say this is an Obama plot to kill the old folks.


10 posted on 03/15/2014 10:56:34 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: LouAvul
Dell has the Win7 OS on a computer for ~$324. I'm just going to buy a new PC.

Sounds like good advice. My HP desktop is 10+ years old and gettin' cranky.

11 posted on 03/15/2014 10:57:18 AM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: shove_it

The new Windows probably won’t run on an older machine so check out some versions of Linux before buying a new computer


12 posted on 03/15/2014 10:57:47 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: LouAvul

“My primary desktop is XP OS. By the time I buy new software, upgrade necessary components, etc, I’ve almost purchased a new computer. “

If you’re running hardware spec’d for xp, I would definitely go the new machine route. imho, cheaper and would present you with far fewer hardware compatibility complications.


13 posted on 03/15/2014 11:00:22 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: shove_it

Problem is many ATM machines still run XP.

Wacha gonna do about that, MS??


14 posted on 03/15/2014 11:00:49 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

Microsoft will still provide support to companies that pay for it.


15 posted on 03/15/2014 11:02:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: shove_it

There are tens of thousands of medical instruments that still run XP. This means in a few weeks, they will no longer be considered HIPAA compliant and many medical facilities will not allow these devices to be used. Particularly the facilities getting federal reimbusements for medicare and medicaid patients. In many cases there are no upgrades available for these systems due to the way the code is written for a particular OS version. So they effectively become junk and medical facilities will be forced to spend big bucks to replace the equipment, if they can. There was an effort started by some medical groups to get a ruling on HIPAA restrictions until this gets sorted out, but I never heard more about it.


16 posted on 03/15/2014 11:05:15 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: GeronL

I upgraded an older Averatec XP laptop (1 gig maxxed out mem) to Debian 7.2 xfce. It works great.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 11:14:00 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Jack Hydrazine; Kirkwood; All
Microsoft will still provide support to companies that pay for it.

OK, got it. MS just left the word "FREE" out of the headline and the body of their message.

18 posted on 03/15/2014 11:14:09 AM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: shove_it

Don’t you know there is no such thing as a free lunch? Only Leftist believe that.


19 posted on 03/15/2014 11:15:02 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: RayChuang88

Ray, perhaps you would know about this - I just “upgraded” to Windows 8.1, and read of the need to reinstall the Office version I have to get it to work. After reinstalling my Office 2007 version, ... nothing is available, as though this version of Office won’t run with Win8.1. Do you know of a way to get Office 2007 to run in Windows 8.1?


20 posted on 03/15/2014 11:18:41 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I've been getting free support from MS since purchasing my puter many moons ago. I do understand the cost of that support was built into the purchase price of the puter. Let's not pick the fly shit out of the pepper.
21 posted on 03/15/2014 11:20:53 AM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: mountainlion

Personally, I like Win7. I find it simple and easy to use. Windows 8? Not so much


22 posted on 03/15/2014 11:23:52 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: shove_it

I didn’t install the patch that causes the popup.

‘Buy a Mac’. First, I don’t need a 2nd mortgage on the house. :<(((( Second, the programs I’ve written to record all prime time TV on my video cards would be useless. Are there any video cards that plug into the Mac?????????????

Lastly, I’ve only been on XP for the last 3 or 4 years. Stayed on 98 for ever and ever. I’ve had to use a W7 machine now and then. My measure of useability is Explorer. Without a major investment of relearning Explorer I can’t get any useful information in less than 10 minutes of clicking around. I finally gave up and install FreeAgent on those W7 machines that I have to use. If I have to do a major relearn on Explorer I assume the same must be for W7 in general. But of course I know its not that bad but it is really upsetting when the new release of Windows this or that ~!@#@#%$&$^&*%^*&*$%^@%$^$. Why in the h___ change the user interface to one of the most fundamental programs
????????

Its XP for the next year or two at the least.........


23 posted on 03/15/2014 11:25:03 AM PDT by Allen In Texas Hill Country
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Since a lot of medical devices are still running on XP, I’d say this is an Obama plot to kill the old folks.

I work with a lot of banks and almost ALL of the ATM's are still on XP.

24 posted on 03/15/2014 11:26:18 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The paid support will be minimal, and increase in cost.
“As part of Custom Support — which according to analysts, costs about $200 per PC for the first year and more each succeeding year — participants receive patches for vulnerabilities rated “critical” by Microsoft. Bugs ranked as “important,” the next step down in Microsoft’s four-level threat scoring system, are not automatically patched. Instead, Custom Support contract holders must pay extra for those. Flaws pegged as “moderate” or “low” are not patched at all.”


25 posted on 03/15/2014 11:27:26 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Ken522

My office 2003 ran on 8·1


26 posted on 03/15/2014 11:28:23 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep rigsupreme Splasht)
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To: shove_it

I thought I read almost every banks ATM runs on XP...

thats gonna leave a mark


27 posted on 03/15/2014 11:29:03 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: LouAvul

Linux is free


28 posted on 03/15/2014 11:29:23 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Allen In Texas Hill Country

Here are some links for “hardening” XP and minimizing your risk, until you can replace your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41138

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/secure-windows-xp-after-end-of-support-april-2014

http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/securing-xp-pcs-after-microsoft-drops-support/

http://www.foxguardsolutions.com/resources/details/xp-mitigation-techniques

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-harden-your-browser-against-malware-and-privacy-concerns.htm

http://lifehacker.com/5940565/why-you-should-start-using-a-vpn-and-how-to-choose-the-best-one-for-your-needs


29 posted on 03/15/2014 11:29:33 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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Windows 7 is just fine. Can’t believe anyone would still want to use XP.


30 posted on 03/15/2014 11:30:01 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: ansel12

So on an XP machine, should automatic updates be on or off?

(with AU on) The conspiracy theorist in me thinks MS will keep making XP slower and more bloated to get you to upgrade.


31 posted on 03/15/2014 11:30:05 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITES)
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To: RayChuang88

Windows 8.1 is actually a better version of Windows 7, and you can pretty much run it like Windows 7 with a better Programs sub-menu once you get the feel of it. There are significant performance improvements over Win7 in 8.1


32 posted on 03/15/2014 11:30:27 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: AppyPappy
Linux is free

You get what you pay for.

33 posted on 03/15/2014 11:31:12 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Rightly Biased
It's Windows Embedded®, which looks like XP but isn't.
34 posted on 03/15/2014 11:31:58 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: wonkowasright

No thanks, I’m straight.


35 posted on 03/15/2014 11:33:33 AM PDT by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: FredZarguna

oh


36 posted on 03/15/2014 11:34:14 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: bicyclerepair

After the updates end, then stopping automatic updates is sealing another small risk point.

The windows security program will continue updating for another year, but those links mention better security programs, plus you can manually update you essentials every couple of weeks.


37 posted on 03/15/2014 11:36:09 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: FredZarguna

We use it for Coding systems at Work. No malware/viruses to speak of and it works fine.
If all you do is browser, email and Office stuff, you are safer with Linux. If you are coding Java/Groovy/Grails type stuff, you are better off with Linux.

Windows is a very baggy system.


38 posted on 03/15/2014 11:37:20 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: shove_it

I moved from XP to Ubuntu on my laptop about 3 months ago.

I like it. Faster than XP. Will run a Chrome browser on dial up connection speeds.

And it is free


39 posted on 03/15/2014 11:38:05 AM PDT by AlbertWang
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To: shove_it

But I like XP.


40 posted on 03/15/2014 11:39:00 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: Eaker

lmao


41 posted on 03/15/2014 11:39:17 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: UB355

Support is ending for Office 2003

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/support-is-ending-for-office-2003-HA103306332.aspx


42 posted on 03/15/2014 11:43:53 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: shove_it

It will be an enormous business opportunity for some company.


43 posted on 03/15/2014 11:44:34 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ansel12

Thanky...


44 posted on 03/15/2014 11:44:43 AM PDT by Allen In Texas Hill Country
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Pulling 500 billion of funds from medicare to obmamcare was another move.

Putting in patient quality scores affecting treatment was another.

Putting in race as a factor affecting your care was a third. There are racial stats that could deny you care if not enough minorities are getting the care you’re getting.


45 posted on 03/15/2014 11:47:19 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: shove_it
I hate Microsoft. Why don't they just simply keep XP and market it as a lower-tier OS, and then work with PC makers on creating base model desktops and laptops for those on tighter budgets.

There are lots of people who don't need 1 TB hard-drives and 8 GB of fricking memory.

46 posted on 03/15/2014 11:55:13 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: shove_it

Don’t worry about it. Switch to firefox for a browser, and set up your system with a new login id that you set to be a standard/limited account and do all of your work there except for actual times of rare system/application updates, add, removes. This latter action will eliminate any chance of badware invading your OS. In fact I recommend that strategy for ANY Windows OS, no matter how new.

XP will work just fine for as long as your old hardware holds out.


47 posted on 03/15/2014 12:00:02 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: shove_it

So my computer won’t update 5 times a day... Awesome. I can hardly wait.


48 posted on 03/15/2014 12:05:15 PM PDT by jerod (Pro-Abortion Gun Control Freaks & Environmental Nuts who hated Capitalism? The Nazi's)
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To: shove_it

I have two IBM laptops and three destops all of which use XP. The laptops are older ones, a T42 and a T60 and the desktops are 7 years old. Since almost 70 percent of ALL platforms are still using XP, Microsoft’s move really angers me.

I got the dialog box you mention to see if my desktop could handle Windows 8.1. I downloaded the thingy that checked my machine. It gave me an error message. The other machine is the same computer so I suppose I’d get the same error message. I’ve not checked the laptops but they are even older machines.

I do not want to buy new machines plus a new printer. Shifting to MAC is even more expensive plus buying new software.

Bill Gates has moved even lower on my list of not so favorite people.


49 posted on 03/15/2014 12:08:14 PM PDT by miele man
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To: wonkowasright

I did...it runs Hyper-V 2012 R2.


50 posted on 03/15/2014 12:10:45 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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