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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials Support

06 Apr 2014   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meebers View Post
Does anyone see one last and final update to xp in the next 2 days?
You mean in the next two days ?
Support ends on 4/8/14
So being it's on a Tuesday there might be a final update ?
Cheers,


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06 Apr 2014   #12
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Support is ending for Windows XP - Microsoft Windows

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As a result, after April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC.
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07 Apr 2014   #13
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

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08 Apr 2014   #14
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

My dad has an old laptop running XP and MSE and cant be upgraded.

Is the upshot of this that he'll need a new laptop ASAP and not safe using it after Support ends?
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08 Apr 2014   #15
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gbu View Post
My dad has an old laptop running XP and MSE and cant be upgraded.

Is the upshot of this that he'll need a new laptop ASAP and not safe using it after Support ends?
It depends on what your dad does on this laptop and what you feel comfortable supporting.

I've moved some of the people that I support to iPads.

Others have opted for a new laptop, but installing Linux is an option for older hardware.

6 Lightweight Linux Distributions To Give Your Old PC A New Lease of Life

I've just not had anyone take me up on the offer to play with Linux.
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08 Apr 2014   #16
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well he doesnt use it for much other then a bit of web browsing few music downloads and burning small MS word stuff and paying utility bills and credit card off which is what hes concerned about if they are more vulnerable now.

Its taken me years of constant calls to get him to leans the basic stuff with Windows so doubt a new OS will be the answer lol
Dont think he'll want an iPad thouhg so maybe is time for laptop upgrade
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08 Apr 2014   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For someone who does not want to learn new things, there is little help. A new laptop will come with Windows 8.1 which may actually be easy for your dad since he does not use a lot of apps. But doing financial things with XP will be a problem from now on.
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09 Apr 2014   #18
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the advice i think my dads gonna look for new laptop.

Hes seen a couple whats the correct forum to post in to ask advice please, Chillout Room or maybe General discussion?
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09 Apr 2014   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gbu View Post
Thanks for the advice i think my dads gonna look for new laptop.

Hes seen a couple whats the correct forum to post in to ask advice please, Chillout Room or maybe General discussion?
General discussion would be fine. We are not that strict on the categories anyhow. Some forums are iffy if you post in the wrong subforum, but in general that is not the case here. Only 'garbage' should go into Chillout.
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