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

#1MrMonkhousePosted 12/2/2013 2:33:04 AM
Does that mean glitchers and exploiters will take over XP or what?
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#2kingoffpsPosted 12/2/2013 2:56:13 AM
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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#3MrMonkhouse(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2013 3:04:48 AM
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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#4QuetzalmaPosted 12/2/2013 4:38:37 AM
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
#5spud_almightyPosted 12/2/2013 8:15:06 AM
Why anyone insists on using that old piece of **** is beyond me. Upgrade already, stop being so cheap! :p
#6SinisterSlayPosted 12/2/2013 8:20:35 AM
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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#7BowsaaPosted 12/2/2013 8:21:21 AM
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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#8KnifegashPosted 12/2/2013 8:21:53 AM
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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#9godplaysSNESPosted 12/2/2013 8:22:46 AM
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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#10arleasPosted 12/2/2013 8:42:58 AM
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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