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Windows XP getting updates? Now not running so well


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#1 mdg1907

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:40 AM

Last few days I have been getting notices that updates are available.  Since I got one earlier, after the end of planned support, which went fine, I went along with it this time.  The update took a long time - not sure that it ever finished properly,  but now XP is SLOWWW.  Outlook takes forever to load (If it loads at all) restarting a few times yesterday got better -very  slow to see start menu populate, task manager slow to start, etc. Ran Malwarae yesterday and nothing pooped up.

 

Can I go to a restore point and move on?  ( I have not done restore point before).  



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:50 PM

I would recommend a restore to a point before this last update.

Is there any chance that the update was bogus?

Keep us posted


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#3 Man_1n_Black

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:00 PM

Windows XP is finished and in my humble opinion not safe to use on the internet today,

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows/end-support-help

 

If you continue to use Windows XP now that support has ended, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. I would not trust any updates purporting to be from windows now unless i was a paid subscriber. Also i would disable windows update altogether and run my security scans about every 5 minutes. But quite simply my friend you now have NO guarantees. Sadly a lot of people seem to be in the same boat,

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems

 

Windows 7

  

50.55%

 

Windows XP

  

25.31%

 

Windows 8/8.1

  

12.54%

 

OS X

  

6.73%

 

Windows Vista

  

2.95%

 

Linux

  

1.74%

 

Other

  

0.18%


Edited by Man_1n_Black, 31 July 2014 - 05:02 PM.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:24 AM

While WinXP will no longer be updated, you can still get updates for software installed on an XP machine, such as MSWord. Caveat emptor, however!



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:11 AM

Yes, try the restore point...

 

Maybe even try Linux Mint,

 

It really is very easy to use, and unless you are a gamer or scientist you won't miss XP.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:31 AM

"While WinXP will no longer be updated, you can still get updates for software"

 

sorry but that does not make it any safer or securer to use on the internet.

"Caveat emptor" indeed!

 

Linux MInt is excellent for people migrating from windows.

 

I have a mate who swears he gets better throughput in windows 8 in his games than he did in windows 7, go figure . . .

 

Scientists will be using linux anyway lol :flamethrower:


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:44 AM

Most scientific software instrumentation is Windows based... Brilliant equipment, mediocre software.

 

It is the financial sector that is more than 95% Linux.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

 

 

sorry but that does not make it any safer or securer to use on the internet.

 

 

 

I didn't say that it did. But diehards that keep an XP machine running may think they are getting XP updates,,, when what they are actually getting is updates to other MS software loaded on their machine.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:50 AM

The only critical/security update coming forth from Micrsoft for XP thru mid-2015...is the Malware Removal Tool.  Which is not really an update at all and can be downloaded rouitnely from the MS website.

 

The security posture of XP hasn't changed at all since Microsoft released the IE fix earlier this summer.

 

Frankly...this and all other related comments here about such...have nothing at all to do with the original post by OP.

 

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:56 PM

my understanding is that MS will give you all the previous updates up until the final before "end of support" afterwards if you don't have them. I installed XP on a formatted emachines and got a ton of updates within the first two weeks then slowly stopped



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:00 PM


Frankly...this and all other related comments here about such...have nothing at all to do with the original post by OP.

 

Louis

The OP asked if they should try the restore point and move on... I said yes.

 

I did fail to link how to do it though.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:01 PM

You can get any updates issued thru today...if you do a clean install or you have not previously installed said updates.  That encompasses well over a hundred updates since SP3 was issued.  The point of end-of-life is that there will be no new critical updates forthcoming after a given date, all the previously released updates are still available for download either directly from the MS website or using Microsoft or Windows Update.

 

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