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Future XP Updates

12 Mar 2014, 23:52

my question is this: if i have an XP box and it is not 100% up-to-date and then i turn on this box in May will the existing XP update to the latest or the final update or the update function cease to exist completely in April? does this mean any last minute update must be performed by the end of the stated XP support date? obviously this does not mean the final update will elevate the XP status to perfection since it (XP) will still remain an incomplete project and subject to new susceptibilities. yes? :ugeek:
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Re: Future XP Updates

13 Mar 2014, 05:51

Any answer right now would be pure speculation. Microsoft says that after April 8, all automatic updates will go away. Can you get the final update for a not up-to-date machine after April 8? Probably for a while, but that too will eventually go away.
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Re: Future XP Updates

16 Mar 2014, 20:05

No need to fret over demise of Windows XP:
http://www.sfgate.com/technology/articl ... 322509.php
Einstein said: :lol:
I've received a lot of e-mail from panicked XP users - to whom I say, relax. You don't need Microsoft for technical support. You can protect your computer with a good antivirus program, like the free versions of Ad-Aware, Avast and AVG. And don't worry about apps and devices. Most software is available now in the cloud - making it compatible with any operating system - and most printers, routers and other devices you're likely to need will work with XP. :ugeek:
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Re: Future XP Updates

16 Mar 2014, 21:28

Two truths: 1) There is no need to panic. 2) Most antivirus programs will continue to be updated after April 8 and a few will continue to work and will updated well after April 8.

Two more truths: 1) Antivirus programs do not protect from most OS security gaps (aka "exploits"). If a security hole is found after April 8, it will probably remain there until the end of time. There are some who speculate that some malicious software has not been released yet because the authors are waiting for April 8 deadline. 2) Most antivirus programs only protect you from a fraction of the viruses that are out there. An antivirus program should only be one piece of your security arsenal.

My unsolicited advice: There is no need to upgrade right away but an upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8 should be on your list of things to do. I was one of the few who were planning to use Windows XP for another year or two but my 10-year old computer pooped out and so I recently upgraded to refurbished 5-year old Windows 7 computer.
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Re: Future XP Updates

16 Mar 2014, 22:11

since i updated my laptop (XP Windows) any time i start it there is this message from Microsoft about April 8 expiration. i wonder if i'll get this annoying message for ever, even after April 8. can i disable it and how? :?
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Re: Future XP Updates

22 Mar 2014, 12:25

Microsoft offers Windows XP users $100 to upgrade: http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2014/0 ... o-upgrade/
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Re: Future XP Updates

23 Mar 2014, 07:15

Guest10 wrote:Microsoft offers Windows XP users $100 to upgrade: http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2014/0 ... o-upgrade/
I like it. It's worthless for people can't afford to buy a new computer but if you were planning to buy a new computer anyway... $100 ain't nothing.
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Re: Future XP Updates

23 Mar 2014, 10:17

i would not accept a free computer if it meant i had to accept using windows 8.x
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Re: Future XP Updates

31 Mar 2014, 15:22

Facing the Windows XP apocalypse? :lol: Here are some options :geek:
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_ ... me-options
ps: just bot 2 refurbished XP boxes 4 ~ $100 each! :ugeek:
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Re: Future XP Updates

09 Apr 2014, 14:37

lol nice

"..Computers running XP will be an easy target for hackers and could even be taken over by bots, or automated programs .."
.. will be ?? surely they mean `are` ;)
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Re: Future XP Updates

10 Apr 2014, 02:03

lol. bot (for bots? :lol:)a refurbished XP professional Dell Latitude business notebook for a song! :lol: in its prime this beaut was going for $4-5K USD fully loaded. :D
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Re: Future XP Updates

10 Apr 2014, 02:29

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Re: Future XP Updates

20 Jun 2014, 19:19

XP users, head over to the MSFN.org forum boards - you'll find some tricks and advices how to keep updating your machines. ;)
As for extra protection:
- Spyware Blaster
- adware/malware-blocking addons in your browser
- common sense when surfing the web or opening e-mails
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