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#1 mralan45

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:00 PM

Will I have to stop using Win XP  when Microsoft discontinues support around April 2014?


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:07 PM

HI,

 

The simple answer is no it will still run so you can keep on using it if you so desire.

 

However there will most likely be no more security updates from that point on.

So you will want to be sure that you have a good antivirus running as it will be more and more vulnerable to Malware. In My Opinion.

 

What it means is no more support of any kind. At that point it will be 12 years old Approximately. So it might be time to move to a newer and better OS anyway. I for example find many nifty improvements in Windows 7 versus Windows XP.

 

Good Luck

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

You'll still be able to run it. But dropping of support means no more updates, and probably no new apps and loss of updates for a lot of apps. I suggest you move on to something like Windows 7/8... 


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

Must agree with all of the above - I am about to junk the XP ........  :lmao:

 I suggest you move on to something like Windows 7... .......

Put away $1 per day, and purchase a new Windows 7 DVD - It will be enough to pay for the DVD (providing your Computer is still running OK).

 

Think 12 or 18 months down the track, and you may even need a new computer, so grab a Windows 7 now and pay it off if needed.

 

My XP is now in Safe Mode with Networking, as that is all it will run, so another Win 7 is on the way soon -

XP Hard Drive is shot, and CPU is giving very odd readings. Time to swap to a Refurbed or New computer now.

 

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