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    Exclamation XP a ticking time-bomb with only 500 days to go ...

    Microsoft has taken a firm stance that it will officially stop supporting the Windows XP platform, (as well as Microsoft Office 2003), effective after April 8, 2014.

    Windows XP is a ticking time-bomb with only 500 days to go
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    Oh crap what do we DO??? Nothing. The program will not stop at the strike of midnight. causing mainstream terror. People who cannot afford a new computer yet still will need xp just like 98SE was at it`s time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xpuser357 View Post
    Oh crap what do we DO??? Nothing. The program will not stop at the strike of midnight. causing mainstream terror. People who cannot afford a new computer yet still will need xp just like 98SE was at it`s time.
    I had to LOL when I saw your comment XP. I am curious though, since the dreaded end is near how will that affect your moniker? Will it be the end of xpuser357? But you do have a point, the fact that the OS is being retired won't stop anyone from using it. Even 3 years ago I was servicing a clients Win98 machine (not the SE version). Some people just fear change, that or they just can't afford the upgrade, or what they have works for what they need. Honestly I look forward to XP being retired for a completely different reason. I look forward to seeing the growth of home brew fixes, patches, and mutations of the OS just to see how creative people can be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niclo Iste View Post
    I had to LOL when I saw your comment XP. I am curious though, since the dreaded end is near how will that affect your moniker? Will it be the end of xpuser357? But you do have a point, the fact that the OS is being retired won't stop anyone from using it. Even 3 years ago I was servicing a clients Win98 machine (not the SE version). Some people just fear change, that or they just can't afford the upgrade, or what they have works for what they need. Honestly I look forward to XP being retired for a completely different reason. I look forward to seeing the growth of home brew fixes, patches, and mutations of the OS just to see how creative people can be.

    Yes I will need to change that moniker 8user357. I just bought laptop with win 8 loaded. You gotta hit desktop app to get regular desktop I am used to instead of all those apps looking at you.
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    Can I chip in to shorten that time some?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrit View Post
    Can I chip in to shorten that time some?
    Why??? Have you heard of job security?
    It's not the computers that keep having problems, it's the users!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zonie View Post
    Why??? Have you heard of job security?
    I would think that no more support for XP would be job security since people would be looking for someone to fix something that will over time work less and less with things.
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    Ahhh, you mean like 98SE, buying a new printer and finding out there is no driver for it!!!!!
    It's not the computers that keep having problems, it's the users!!

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    Microsoft never expected Windows XP to be around for so long. 13 years is a long time for any O/S. Sure, there will be people and businesses hanging on to windows xp long past 2014. They like to be that way. Just don't expect anyone nor any computer repair outlet to be obligated to service people's windows xp computers.

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    I still work on 98se machines. I expect to see XP machines for a long time yet. If the machine is in good nick, there is little point in upgrading unless you get something that needs the upgrade. The oldest machine I serviced last week was a Dell Precision 386. The date on the inside of the machine is 22nd March 1991 and has a wapping 200mb drive. It runs WFW 3.11 I replaced the floppy, added an isa network card and it now can be accessed from the network so that the customer can archive his deceased wife's translations of family diaries.

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    Certainly you have to deal with older machines sometimes, but I think it's increasingly difficult, time consuming, and unproductive. Too often, the people who need this kind of help don't have money to spend, and are too likely to become a charity legacy.

    Interestingly enough, I'm always amazed at how many profitable businesses run pirated software and expect that I'll just turn a blind eye to it, while getting their ancient, illegal software working on new machines.

    So, I think that keeping old systems working past their retirement age and dealing with pirates is about equally unproductive: you don't make money, and you are assumed to be an indentured servant.
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    welcome back
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    Hi! Hadn't been here since like, July! See other recent threads for moaning and whining.
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