Windows XP ends of support

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows XP and Vista' started by sgelevators, Mar 23, 2014.

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  1. sgelevators

    sgelevators Notebook Consultant

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    I am replace my 'laggy' desktop with a new laptop. But Microsoft says Windows XP is going to end support. Should I MUST stop using my desktop and replace it with a new laptop?
    (Sorry if I said desktop.)
     
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    Qing Dao LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD

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    No, you don't need to stop using your desktop. You can get by just fine even if Microsoft doesn't "update" it anymore.
     
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    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    You will be running an OS that will not get security patches anymore though, so I personally would avoid using it to go on the Internet to check websites and download stuff.
     
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    Look on the bright side people. No more friggin annoying updates to install for XP. You think hackers want to help M$ make more money by hacking XP? Unless M$ secretly pays these hackers, they're more likely to go after 7 after April. People will always go to the sweeteest most populated spots to hack.
     
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    technically no, just replace the operating system. Windows 7 or Linux. However take into consideration how old your computer is, it might be worth it to just buy a basic laptop ($300-350) considering you'll pay $90~ for a new copy of Windows 7. A new laptop will be faster, have a newer operating sytem, and a warranty.
     
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    I think sgelevators is asking if he can still run WinXP? If that is the question, then yes you can still run it. When support ends that means that there will be no new updates from Microsoft.
     
  8. Qing Dao

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    I would not be worried about security on Windows XP at all. Keep your browser and anti-virus software up-to-date and you will be perfectly fine. Personal users have very little to worry about in terms of discontinued security updates from Microsoft. The sky isn't falling for Windows XP users.
     
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    Exactly!

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