XP support ends today

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by kemical, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Today being the 8th of April 2014 means that Microsoft have finally stopped supporting this amazing operating system. See the link below for more information.

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    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help
     
  2. Pauli

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    Question: can XP be considered a hazard to others, used on-line? Like thinking about the bot-function? Personal risks about viruses and such is one thing, but risking others is quite something else. Not that I would want to shoot every XP user... :cool:
     
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    I'm unsure about that to be honest with you Pauli.. I'll have a look around and see if any info is available on the subject.
     
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    Not my intention to paint it black. Cheers.
     
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    Yes (legally) it can be and IS considered a hazard to other… more than one insurance company has decided that having xp on a server which stores a clients "personal | private data" makes your business a higher risk of being sued.

    To be clear, this has little to do with actual facts and is more about perception.
     
  6. Pauli

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    Well, perception can become reality. Like Neville Chamberlain said, freely quoting from memory, Hitler is no threat, he's a jolly good fellow - and what happened?

    As well as we shouldn't create horrors, we shouldn't neglect risks. I'm not against XP users, in any way. I'm simply pro all users. And I do admit, I don't have the expertise to deal with the issue. Just making a question.
     
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    Short answer, YES.

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  8. Pauli

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    I suggest everyone answering a question in XP department should add something like

    XP is without support, thus making it [even] dangerous to other computers, if acting on-line. XP cannot support new security measures. You should upgrade to at least Windows 7, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle


    May be, this is a war and, may be, soldiers are needed to overcome? We have to SAY!

    "In times of a [moral] crisis, silence is not golden, it's yellow". - Several sources
     
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    Sadly plenty of businesses are still using XP.
    Joe
     
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    "I'm Joon Wein" said one of the stars in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.

    3.11 still works, as does Win 95. My uncle did a carrier as a high level engineer, and he's told me about computers that have run for decades, non stop. But out in the jungle, one has to be equipped with what is essential. Old stuff is old, that's the way the story goes.
     
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    Many government and hospital computers still run Windows XP, so this is a disaster waiting to happen (again).
     
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    Apocalypsis.
     
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    Sounds nice. Where can I post my bank account? Not Navy, I'm one of those who march and eat dirt and dust. Plain Army.
     

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