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Black Sheep

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« on: February 28, 2014, 07:25:27 AM »

Taken from our daily bulletin ............ 'After more than a decade Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP in a few months. That means no more security updates for XP users after April 4 2014'. ............. thought it worth a mention for those who may use this OS.  :)
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 10:23:09 AM »

Which is a shame in a way because I know an awful lot of people who have bought Vista and then rolled back to XP.     Myself included, I rolled back to XP on a couple of machines purely because I didn't like certain aspects of vista..   And because XP was such a stable os that never caused me any problems.   

But thinking about it 13 years of support is quite a long time for an os.
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 11:31:00 AM »


I suspect that Windows XP will be around for a while yet.

There's still some people providing unoficcial suppoort and updates for Windows 98!

http://www.htasoft.com/u98sesp/

This "service pack" provides many updated drivers and patches, and modifies the Kernel so it'll run a number of Windows XP programs  :o

I did install this on an old Windows 98 PC a few years ago, and it was surprisingly good!

Expect similar for Windows XP  :-X

nb Google have said that they will continue to support Windows XP with Chrome updates for another year.

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Re: Info ....
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 02:46:20 PM »

It's not just security updates or XP that Microsoft wont support after this date. Its Office 2003, no hot fix's or support from them regardless (Unless your a big Enterprise customer ;) ).

This milestone is also the cue for all hardware and software manufactures to stop supporting their legacy or new equipment under XP.

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Myself included, I rolled back to XP on a couple of machines

You can re install Vista if you want to the COA is still legitimate
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 10:53:39 PM »

>>  Its Office 2003,

Yes I noticed that too...  another what was a popular version.  I guess its a prompt to make us buy new versions.

>>  You can re install Vista if you want to the COA is still legitimate

Ive still got 2 valid Vista Product Licences.  1) Vista Home Premium. 2) Vista Digital Media Edition.   Neither of them used for much more than a month before I rolled back/downgraded to XP.   No machine to put them on though  ;D
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