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Windows XP service pack 3 won't install

#21PsythikPosted 3/2/2014 7:58:01 PM
Ningishzida posted...
Psythik posted...
Because Microsoft is cutting off support in April. If you're still using it by then your PC will be wide open to attacks.


lol
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx
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#22Kad-ManPosted 3/2/2014 10:36:16 PM
Psythik posted...
Ningishzida posted...
Psythik posted...
Because Microsoft is cutting off support in April. If you're still using it by then your PC will be wide open to attacks.


lol
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx


If your computer is wide open to attacks thats your fault not Micro$ofts.
#23emidasPosted 3/2/2014 10:48:56 PM
Tiegur posted...
betatech posted...
When you get to the menu where you select F8 try either last good configuration or disable automatic restart and look at the error the BSOD gives.


And now all my stuff is crashing. Thanks a lot...


This attitude annoys me greatly.
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#24daemon_danPosted 3/2/2014 10:58:50 PM
Kad-Man posted...
Psythik posted...
Ningishzida posted...
Psythik posted...
Because Microsoft is cutting off support in April. If you're still using it by then your PC will be wide open to attacks.


lol
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx


If your computer is wide open to attacks thats your fault not Micro$ofts.


"herp derp, I don't know how OS updates and vulnerabilities work!" That's you. That's what you sound like
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#25squarenixfan119Posted 3/2/2014 11:05:14 PM
emidas posted...
Tiegur posted...
betatech posted...
When you get to the menu where you select F8 try either last good configuration or disable automatic restart and look at the error the BSOD gives.


And now all my stuff is crashing. Thanks a lot...


This attitude annoys me greatly.


Agreed. Apparently having the computer start and doing something, albeit crashing, is worse than BSOD'ing in an infinite loop.

The fact that people are still trying to help this entitled user is amazing
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#26PsythikPosted 3/3/2014 11:54:34 AM(edited)
Kad-Man posted...
Psythik posted...
Ningishzida posted...
Psythik posted...
Because Microsoft is cutting off support in April. If you're still using it by then your PC will be wide open to attacks.


lol
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx


If your computer is wide open to attacks thats your fault not Micro$ofts.
You're right, but not in the way you think you are.

Yes it's your fault, for being stupid and continuing to use XP. No matter how good you are with computers, the only way to fix OS vulnerabilities is through Windows Update patches, which will no longer be made after April. After then, your PC is vulnerable to attacks no matter how hard you try to keep it secure.

Malware writers will kick things into overdrive because without Microsoft to stop them, they'll have the freedom to do whatever they want. They will be vicious, preying en masse on morons who are too stubborn and/or ignorant to upgrade. And there's nothing you can do to stop them, other than ditching that 13-year-old OS.

You don't have to listen to me, but don't say you haven't been warned.
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#27SinisterSlayPosted 3/3/2014 11:54:33 AM
Psythik posted...
Kad-Man posted...
Psythik posted...
Ningishzida posted...
Psythik posted...
Because Microsoft is cutting off support in April. If you're still using it by then your PC will be wide open to attacks.


lol
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx


If your computer is wide open to attacks thats your fault not Micro$ofts.
You're right, but not in the way you think you are.

Yes it's your fault, for being stupid and continuing to use XP. No matter how good you are with computers, the only way to fix OS vulnerabilities is through Windows Update patches, which will no longer be made after April. After then, your PC is vulnerable to attacks no matter how hard you try to keep it secure.

Malware writers will kick things into overdrive because without Microsoft to stop them, they'll have the freedom to do whatever they want to prey on morons who are too stubborn and/or ignorant to upgrade. And there's nothing you can do to stop them except to stop using a 13-year-old OS.

You don't have to listen to me, but don't say you haven't been warned.


The Swiss cheese OS Windows XP was pretty vulnerable even with the patches. I doubt you'll see more infections once the support stops. You might actually see less infections,
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#28PsythikPosted 3/3/2014 11:55:53 AM
^ Explain your logic. That doesn't even make sense.
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#29SinisterSlayPosted 3/3/2014 12:08:55 PM(edited)
Psythik posted...
^ Explain your logic. That doesn't even make sense.


Sure

Delete C:\boot.ini

Your system is now dead.

No amount of patches will fix bad system design.


As for less infections, its called security through obscurity. Eventually XP will stop being targeted and new viruses won't be as common.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_through_obscurity
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#30Rexdragon125Posted 3/3/2014 12:41:53 PM
You're still not making sense. People will reverse engineer security updates for newer versions of Windows to see what changed and see if the vulnerabilities apply to XP. It will be easier than ever to exploit it.