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Is it bad that Microsoft won't be supporting Windows XP by April 2014?

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2 years ago#1
Does that mean glitchers and exploiters will take over XP or what?
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2 years ago#2
MrMonkhouse posted...
Does that mean glitchers and exploiters will take over XP or what?


It means that they could.

Though any home user that is still using XP even now really really needs to upgrade.

Imagine using Windows 3.1 in like 2002 or something.
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2 years ago#3
Well I can upgrade if I wanted to... I just dont know if my old ass laptop could handle Windows 8. It's a Toshiba Satellite from 2006. I use it often mainly for browsing, but do you think I should just shell out a couple hundred dollars for a new Lenovo or something?
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2 years ago#4
so what if MS stops supporting it?
that just means no more updates for it nor help support or anything like that.

if you have ur XP Disk and ur serial, you can still use it as long as you want, same with any older system
2 years ago#5
Why anyone insists on using that old piece of **** is beyond me. Upgrade already, stop being so cheap! :p
2 years ago#6
The support means nothing.
MS never patches viruses, they never have, and never will. If they patch 1 virus, 10k fill the void.
The support means absolutely nothing.
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2 years ago#7
kingoffps posted...
MrMonkhouse posted...
Does that mean glitchers and exploiters will take over XP or what?


It means that they could.

Though any home user that is still using XP even now really really needs to upgrade.

Imagine using Windows 3.1 in like 2002 or something.


The average user doesn't need more power then the PC they bought back when XP was new, though. My dad still uses our Pentium 4/1 GB DDR desktop with XP and it's fine. No reason to drop a few hundred bucks on a computer when it's not even necessary.
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2 years ago#8
You'd be surprised how refined Windows 7/8 are. You can get those to run very smoothly on hilariously bad hardware. I've seen Dell Optiplex 745's running 8 like it's nothing. I think your laptop can handle it.
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2 years ago#9
MrMonkhouse posted...
Well I can upgrade if I wanted to... I just dont know if my old ass laptop could handle Windows 8. It's a Toshiba Satellite from 2006. I use it often mainly for browsing, but do you think I should just shell out a couple hundred dollars for a new Lenovo or something?


What are the specs? If one can disregard the UI, Windows 8 is quite efficient under the hood.

But for normal users, end of support probably won't mean much.
It's more vital for companies that still use Windows XP.
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2 years ago#10
End of support for XP just means no more updates... It doesn't mean the OS grinds to a halt and stops working. If it's fine for what you use it for and you don't mind that there's no more updates/bug fixes, stick with it.
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