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Let me say this as simply as possible: If you are still using XP, you are the end-user equivalent of an anti-vaxxer. You are a menace to society and everyone around you. You are a walking malware vector. You should be shipped out to a remote island with no internet access to fend for yourselves so you can't infect anyone else.

And, if you are an IT professional who serves in a decision-making capacity with an organization that continues to use XP or Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005, you should be fired. You should never be allowed to work in the computer industry again.

You should not be allowed to touch a computer again either because you too are a menace. You are perpetuating the computer software equivalent of polio and smallpox.

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I have only one that runs XP pro but it has games on it. I put the recent update for 5-13-2017 in it yesterday to protect it from ransomeware, like a criminal wants to hold a computer hostage over some games.
I have Windows 7 and it still works.
I'm thinking about getting a second hand Apple laptop from fleabay. Want to try one and see how good they are or a spare hard drive for the Itronix and put Linux Mint on it.
Big companies or organizations shouldn't be using outdated operating systems, too much information to put at risk. If you're playing games that's not a problem.


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I have only one that runs XP pro but it has games on it. I put the recent update for 5-13-2017 in it yesterday to protect it from ransomeware, like a criminal wants to hold a computer hostage over some games.
I have Windows 7 and it still works.
I'm thinking about getting a second hand Apple laptop from fleabay. Want to try one and see how good they are or a spare hard drive for the Itronix and put Linux Mint on it.
Big companies or organizations shouldn't be using outdated operating systems, too much information to put at risk. If you're playing games that's not a problem.
I agree. I'm running Win7 and do not want to upgrade to 10.
Every time Microsoft comes out with with a new operating system, a lot of the older software no longer runs.
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I agree. I'm running Win7 and do not want to upgrade to 10.
Every time Microsoft comes out with with a new operating system, a lot of the older software no longer runs.
The only thing I have found that will not run on WIN10 (some versions) is Windows Live Mail.
It runs on my desktop but will not run on my laptop. I run MailClient on the laptop.
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I agree. I'm running Win7 and do not want to upgrade to 10.
Every time Microsoft comes out with with a new operating system, a lot of the older software no longer runs.

This is why I and others do not wish to upgrade.

It is just too damn expensive to

  1. Replace the hardware
  2. Replace the software with bad results
  3. new software means old applications don't work the same, or at all.
  4. and I have no interest in spending a lot of time trying to revamp old apps into new ones... or recreating the wheel just so that I can get back to "business as usual"
I have a friend who has 3 WinXP desktops on his home WiFi network.
I was just over there yesterday installing new drivers for his brand new HP WiFi printer.


His XP computers are dead unless he is sitting in front of them and powers them up, so as far as he, and myself is concerned, there is almost zero risk of outside malware bothering him. And so far, that has been the case for him.


My personal desktop is Win7 and is online 24/7 and it has never been hit with any serious malware, and this is now the sixth year that it has been online 24/7.


I have a dedicated firewall in the AT&T ADSL modem/router.
Win7 has its' own firewall.
I have run tests several times testing for hacking attempts that can get access to my PC, and it has "so far" been totally impervious to outside attempts to get into it.


I also feel, that my web browsing habits are good enough to keep me from falling for "click bait"... at least most of the time
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Please pull the plug and make me WHOLE!!! I use XP.... I have 3 laptops but there using XP as well, and usually there sitting since I dont play games anymore so I dont need extra computers and Auto-players with scripts.
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The company I work for spent $105,000 on a manufacturer refurbished piece of equipment (we got if for half of list price) six months ago that runs XP. The equipment was new in 2013.

The equipment manufacturer will not support running on any operating system newer than XP because of changes Microsoft made that prevents the equipment software from writing to subdirectories underneath it subdirectory in the Program Files directory.

Most businesses don't need all of the "new features" in Windows 7/8/8.1/10. Remember that to kill XP Microsoft had to give Windows 10 away for free.
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The equipment manufacturer will not support running on any operating system newer than XP because of changes Microsoft made that prevents the equipment software from writing to subdirectories underneath it subdirectory in the Program Files directory.
I have to give Microsoft an A grade on that change as binaries should be the only thing allowed in "Program Files", everything else should be in user land.

However not allowing exceptions for programs written under the old policy is inexcusable.

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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