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Windows 7: Windows XP - End of Life - a bit like W2K bug that never happened

02 Apr 2014   #21
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
...BTW ATM's use EMBEDDED XP which is a totally different animal to the XP you run on a PC.

Cheers
jimbo
And is still vulnerable. ATMs have been successfully targeted in recent attacks.


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02 Apr 2014   #22
MrWhoopee

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 

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give me an old fashioned dwelling with loads of REAL wood around the place, homely furniture
Please tell me you meant "homey" furniture. Or are you really a fan of the ugly stuff?
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02 Apr 2014   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I hope this is not too far off topic. You were talking about how XP will be unprotected to hackers, etc. I still run MS Office 2003. Is there any such problem with using it? I like the interface a lot better than the later ones.
Office is not going to be a problem if you stay off the internet with XP. Malware comes from the internet. If you use another means to access the internet (virtual Linux or Linux on a stick) then you have no problem.
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02 Apr 2014   #24
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Pfffftttt... My server is stll running Win2K and it does not miss a beat... to bad I can't say the same thing about the hardware, which is getting harder and harder to find lol.

Use Firefox with adblock plus and Noscript with your windows xp and you should be fine... getting a virus is a crap shoot, if you happen to be unlucky the day the virus went live, you are doomed no matter if you are running windows 8.5 beta lol
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02 Apr 2014   #25
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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02 Apr 2014   #26
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I hope this is not too far off topic. You were talking about how XP will be unprotected to hackers, etc. I still run MS Office 2003. Is there any such problem with using it? I like the interface a lot better than the later ones.
Office is not going to be a problem if you stay off the internet with XP. Malware comes from the internet. If you use another means to access the internet (virtual Linux or Linux on a stick) then you have no problem.
Thanks for the reply WHS
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02 Apr 2014   #27
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

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I don't buy into the XP end-of-life "crisis".
It will be a Microsoft End of Life crisis if they don't come to their senses. There is only so much jerking that customers will put up with.

My goverment is already warning people not to use 8.1. It even made the 8 o'clock evening news on the national TV. And once the EU get's into the act, then they are really in deep yogurt.
It won't matter for me since I'm moving to an area out of NATO while buying a Win8 computer so NSA would usually ignore the country.
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02 Apr 2014   #28
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Pfffftttt... My server is stll running Win2K and it does not miss a beat... to bad I can't say the same thing about the hardware, which is getting harder and harder to find lol.

Use Firefox with BLOCKED BLOCKED and Noscript with your windows xp and you should be fine... getting a virus is a crap shoot, if you happen to be unlucky the day the virus went live, you are doomed no matter if you are running windows 8.5 beta lol
You should remove the 4th and 5th words since it is against Rule 13.
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07 Apr 2014   #29
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I hope this is not too far off topic. You were talking about how XP will be unprotected to hackers, etc. I still run MS Office 2003. Is there any such problem with using it? I like the interface a lot better than the later ones.
Office is not going to be a problem if you stay off the internet with XP. Malware comes from the internet. If you use another means to access the internet (virtual Linux or Linux on a stick) then you have no problem.
I am using Windows 7, so using MS Office 2003 would not be a problem I would think just as WHS said above, but there seems to be conflicting opinions on this.
Office 2003 updates
Any comment on this would be appreciated.
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07 Apr 2014   #30
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Office 2003 updates STOP also tomorrow (8 Apr) but you will STILL be able to get updates made up to that date from the servers after 8 APR.

Office 2007 and office 2010 CONTINUE to be supported including security patches -- however XP itself will receive no more security patches.

If you run XP as a VM you can still run office safely - just don't connect XP to the Internet. You can download updates separately if you want - say from ANOTHER machine (Linux if you like) and then apply to Office on your XP machine offline.

I believe using the Microsoft catalog service will work so you don't need to be connected to a WSUS server.

Microsoft Update Catalog

Here's a list of XP fixes you can download -- just shown as an example.

Cheers
jimbo


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