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  Reply # 1002086 10-Mar-2014 13:01 Send private message

The concern is that there are probably hundreds of developers out there sitting on exploits just waiting for the end of xp to release them into the wild knowing that there will be no fix for xp.




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  Reply # 1002089 10-Mar-2014 13:20 Send private message

freitasm:
Buzz Bumble:
DonGould wrote in the "Chrus Moneys" topic:
It's expensive to maintain legacy gear. Why do we think Microsoft are halting support for XP even though there are 300 million computers still running it?


Because Microsoft want all the dollars from those 300 million computers being "forced" to upgrade ... it's probably just a big money-making con by a "consortium" made up of Microsoft and Windows PC makers to combat the "decline in sales". ;-)


Wrong answer. I wrote exactly about this yesterday.


It never ceases to amaze me how many people don't understand that a winking smiley means IT'S A JOKE. :-\

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  Reply # 1002258 10-Mar-2014 18:32 Send private message

What im wondering if secure sites such as banks will still allow XP users to use them..

Eg banks have safety guarantee policy's but they may not cover you if you're using an outdated OS




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  Reply # 1002264 10-Mar-2014 18:46 Send private message

For some, software won't work, hardware won't work, but it's a 12yo OS, That's been pretty good support IMO

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  Reply # 1002278 10-Mar-2014 19:01 Send private message

Yabanize: What im wondering if secure sites such as banks will still allow XP users to use them..

Eg banks have safety guarantee policy's but they may not cover you if you're using an outdated OS


Do they do this now for people using old ipads or iphones that have old verison of ios on them which can't be updated, event though they may only be 3 years odl.Or do they do it for people running still running windows 95, 98 or 2000?

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  Reply # 1002339 10-Mar-2014 20:07 Send private message

I would like to test it out, but I would hazard a guess that they will do it by browser version rather than OS. If you visit with IE6, do they still serve you content?

For most businesses with POS terminals and other mass deployed XP solutions, strategy is going to be to manage the risk at this point. Lock down USB any access through Group Policy or BIOS if you bought a business PC, Only have them on a LAN there they can access intranet and server backends and will never see the internet. Patch them fully through WSUS and then hopefully, plan for migration. If they are not off it yet, it is too late to be off before the deadline so mitigation is all that is left.

I worry for big companies that still have fleets of users on XP. My brother in laws girlfriend works for Downers and still has an XP laptop for business use that is free to connect to the internet and also VPN back into the company network. Not smart.

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  Reply # 1002359 10-Mar-2014 20:38 Send private message

People who access internet banking on computers running Windows XP will continue to be covered if their accounts are hacked, after Microsoft stops supporting the operating system next month, banks have decided.


Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/9809550/Banks-will-cover-XP-internet-banking

See, why do we need to upgrade?





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  Reply # 1002414 10-Mar-2014 21:34 Send private message

Lol.. I do not understand that decision at all

I wonder if that will change when all the malware gets released




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  Reply # 1002547 11-Mar-2014 08:39 Send private message

So here's the question:

My laptop works just fine. I bought it second hand with XP but it would run windows 7 nicely... I don't want to buy a whole new one just cos the support for XP is finished. How do I go about upgrading it to windows 7 legally???

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  Reply # 1002571 11-Mar-2014 08:50 Send private message

Bee: So here's the question:

My laptop works just fine. I bought it second hand with XP but it would run windows 7 nicely... I don't want to buy a whole new one just cos the support for XP is finished. How do I go about upgrading it to windows 7 legally???


If it can run Win7 it will run Win8 and probably better.




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  Reply # 1002592 11-Mar-2014 09:31 Send private message

Bee: So here's the question:

My laptop works just fine. I bought it second hand with XP but it would run windows 7 nicely... I don't want to buy a whole new one just cos the support for XP is finished. How do I go about upgrading it to windows 7 legally???


Quite simple, you buy Win7. Its still available.

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  Reply # 1002593 11-Mar-2014 09:33 Send private message

1101:
Bee: So here's the question:

My laptop works just fine. I bought it second hand with XP but it would run windows 7 nicely... I don't want to buy a whole new one just cos the support for XP is finished. How do I go about upgrading it to windows 7 legally???


Quite simple, you buy Win7. Its still available.


From where exactly?  as a download ?

I haven't looked that hard in retail stores but I've not seen it recently...

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  Reply # 1002602 11-Mar-2014 09:51 Send private message

Bee:
1101:
Bee: So here's the question:

My laptop works just fine. I bought it second hand with XP but it would run windows 7 nicely... I don't want to buy a whole new one just cos the support for XP is finished. How do I go about upgrading it to windows 7 legally???


Quite simple, you buy Win7. Its still available.


From where exactly?  as a download ?

I haven't looked that hard in retail stores but I've not seen it recently...


PB Tech and Ascent have it




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  Reply # 1002606 11-Mar-2014 09:56 Send private message

Bee:
1101:
Bee: So here's the question:

My laptop works just fine. I bought it second hand with XP but it would run windows 7 nicely... I don't want to buy a whole new one just cos the support for XP is finished. How do I go about upgrading it to windows 7 legally???


Quite simple, you buy Win7. Its still available.


From where exactly?  as a download ?

I haven't looked that hard in retail stores but I've not seen it recently...


Geekzone Price page for Windows 7...






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  Reply # 1002617 11-Mar-2014 10:22 Send private message

freitasm:
Bee:
1101:
Bee: So here's the question:

My laptop works just fine. I bought it second hand with XP but it would run windows 7 nicely... I don't want to buy a whole new one just cos the support for XP is finished. How do I go about upgrading it to windows 7 legally???


Quite simple, you buy Win7. Its still available.


From where exactly?  as a download ?

I haven't looked that hard in retail stores but I've not seen it recently...


Geekzone Price page for Windows 7...




They're all OEM copies




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