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Windows 7: Microsoft Kills MSE for XP

13 Jan 2014   #1
Stephanie

Linux Zorin OS x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Chalet OS x64, Linux Light x86
 
 
Microsoft Kills MSE for XP

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I think that by now, practically everyone has come to terms with the fact that we have to say goodbye to Windows XP. Starting August 2014, Microsoft will stop all support for Windows XP, forcing existing users to use more updated versions of the OS. Even with the pressure exerted by economic superpower China, it doesn’t look like Windows XP will have a second lease on life.

Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date.
Read more at: Microsoft Kills Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP


UPDATE:

Microsoft antimalware support for Windows XP


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13 Jan 2014   #2
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Its not unexpected to be perfectly honest, it is now, a 13 year old OS, just forces some loyal XP users to upgrade, not just in the respect of MSE but the fact they are cutting support across the board.
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13 Jan 2014   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
Its not unexpected to be perfectly honest, it is now, a 13 year old OS, just forces some loyal XP users to upgrade, not just in the respect of MSE but the fact they are cutting support across the board.
Several users that I support are simply leaving Windows based computers. Others will continue to use XP and I'll move them to another antivirus tool. Some elderly users will not upgrade to a new OS until their current hardware dies (but they might die first).
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13 Jan 2014   #4
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Especially with elderly users, they wont want to move OS as they are familiar with it and it will probably take then a good while to get familiar with a new OS.
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13 Jan 2014   #5
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I thought end of support is April 2014.
That article says August 2014.
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13 Jan 2014   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

At the present time most popular AV products support XP, but that won't last. When Microsoft drops support for an OS that tends to act as a signal to software suppliers that they should do the same. But XP is sufficiently popular that some will maintain support. I understand that some AV products still support Windows 2000 and even Windows 98. How effective they are is another matter.
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13 Jan 2014   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
I thought end of support is April 2014.
That article says August 2014.
I noticed that too. This article says April,

Security Essentials for Windows XP will die when the OS does | Ars Technica
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13 Jan 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What do you all consider elderly users?
Their are many quality members on this Forum that have a few decades in front of the keyboard and have no problems trying new things concerning computing.
We also have many younger members that went crazy when Microsoft stated that XP was not going to be supported after date xxxx.
I think the biggest hold back were companies that had a huge amount of computers that would have to have hardware and a operating system upgraded. Huge amounts of time, money and training would have to be spent.

We have all been warned by Microsoft for a very long time this was going to happen. So it's really not new News. It's more like I told you so.
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13 Jan 2014   #9
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Apologies, i mean for the elderly who dont have a working knowledge of computers, eg the average user.
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14 Jan 2014   #10
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
Its not unexpected to be perfectly honest, it is now, a 13 year old OS, just forces some loyal XP users to upgrade, not just in the respect of MSE but the fact they are cutting support across the board.
Several users that I support are simply leaving Windows based computers. Others will continue to use XP and I'll move them to another antivirus tool. Some elderly users will not upgrade to a new OS until their current hardware dies (but they might die first).
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
What do you all consider elderly users?
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I support a few people who are over 85. Two of them the are in early stages of dementia.

The last two users whose hardware died before they did - their children gave them older iPads.
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