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Windows 7: Is there any minus points in using xp sp3 oct 2013 patched

27 Oct 2013   #1
PIYUSH4542

win 7 ultimate x86 (earlier win 8 pro x86)
 
 
Is there any minus points in using xp sp3 oct 2013 patched

I AM CURRENTLY USING WIN 7 X86. BUT I WANT TO ROLLED BACK TO XP . I KNOW ITS VERY OLD. SO MANY SECURITY PROBLEMS . I HAVE 1 GB RAM (960 USABLE)
note - plz don't consider appearance (will use skins)
ie 8 (use chrome)
wmp (use other video players)
security (have kaspersky and i never update my windows)
thanks in advance


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27 Oct 2013   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

is the world round or is it flat?
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28 Oct 2013   #3
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
is the world round or is it flat?


Hi PIYUSH4542, Welcome to Sevenforums

Sure, you can roll back to XP.
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28 Oct 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

Instead I'd shrink your C partition to Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP. This way you'll have both and can get back to Win7 easily, delete XP partition when it falls over dead soon. If you have problems with Win7 then first try Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

You'll want to use the XP disk to full format the target partition, then after install Mark Win7 Partition Active to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to start Win7 again since XP will steal its boot, then install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add XP from Win7 which is easiest.

If it won't install then you'll need to add SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.
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28 Oct 2013   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

XP will no longer receive security updates after 04/08/2014 and will become increasingly vulnerable to malware. I see little point in rolling back to XP since you should roll back again next year, especially since you are already using Win 7.
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28 Oct 2013   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

My stupid reply in post #2 was mainly in response to this from the OP post #1, along with wanting to go back to XP from 7...
Quote:
security (have kaspersky and i never update my windows)
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28 Oct 2013   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
My stupid reply in post #2 was mainly in response to this from the OP post #1, along with wanting to go back to XP from 7...
Quote:
security (have kaspersky and i never update my windows)
That one slud right by me. I find it amazing people believe it's safe to not update Windows because they use an AV.
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28 Oct 2013   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
My stupid reply in post #2 was mainly in response to this from the OP post #1, along with wanting to go back to XP from 7...
Quote:
security (have kaspersky and i never update my windows)
That one slud right by me. I find it amazing people believe it's safe to not update Windows because they use an AV.
And I find it equally amazing, the people that use no A/V at all!
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28 Oct 2013   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You might not be interpreting the OP's claim...
"and i never update my windows"
...correctly.

The title of the thread indicates:
"using xp sp3 oct 2013 patched"

"update windows" could mean "in place upgrade" vs. "clean install".
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28 Oct 2013   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I certainly could be mis-understanding, and think the OP needs to clarify and explain better ...
I don't understand your statement
Quote:
"update windows" could mean "in place upgrade" vs. "clean install".
Are you saying someone can do an "in place upgrade" to go back to XP from 7?
And why would that be a recommended approach in SF with XP end-of-life coming "soon"?
For the last year I've been advising people I help to get off of XP...not go back to it...
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