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Old 04-28-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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As though that part was ever in doubt.

To suggest or imply that XP users across the board are at risk because of this is misinformation.

Good Day.
For the third ... and hopefully final time ...

I am merely stating that based on today's news article, Microsoft is keeping it's word about no longer supporting XP when problems are reported.

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Microsoft is working on fixing the IE problem. The fix, though, will not be sent to machines running XP.
So there is no need for you to keep repeating yourself, or drawing incorrect conclusions about what I stated.

I am not focused specifically on the security problem reported today.

My post was to alert XP users for ANY and ALL security issues reported in the future, since we now know that Microsoft will no longer be fixing issues in XP going forward.

This would include security issues found in XP itself, and in all other programs (or versions of programs) Microsoft no longer supports for XP, which includes older versions of Internet Explorer.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Here's a though: How about we help those that won't give up XP be a little more secure?

As has been stated:
- Stop using IE right now and switch to Chrome or Firefox for your browser. That IE was old before MS ended XP support.
- Purchase a quality AV suite that also has "Surf Protection" built in. Any name brand one does.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:20 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Here's a though: How about we help those that won't give up XP be a little more secure?

As has been stated:
- Stop using IE right now and switch to Chrome or Firefox for your browser. That IE was old before MS ended XP support.
- Purchase a quality AV suite that also has "Surf Protection" built in. Any name brand one does.


I switched from IE11 tonight to Chrome and have enjoyed my internet experience. IE is not a good browser at all.


Also XP was still working last week on my other computer but not sure how long
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:22 AM
FBJ
 
Location: Tall Building down by the river
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For the third ... and hopefully final time ...

I am merely stating that based on today's news article, Microsoft is keeping it's word about no longer supporting XP when problems are reported.


So there is no need for you to keep repeating yourself, or drawing incorrect conclusions about what I stated.

I am not focused specifically on the security problem reported today.

My post was to alert XP users for ANY and ALL security issues reported in the future, since we now know that Microsoft will no longer be fixing issues in XP going forward.

This would include security issues found in XP itself, and in all other programs (or versions of programs) Microsoft no longer supports for XP, which includes older versions of Internet Explorer.

From 4/8 to 4/26 I used AVG Anti-Virus to keep my information secure when I still had XP
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:07 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Notification of this update was received via the automatic update notification this morning by XP users.

XP included in urgent Internet Explorer security patch - Security - Technology - News - iTnews.com.au

http://pureinfotech.com/2014/05/01/m...os-windows-xp/

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Old 05-03-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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i switched from xp to windows 8.1 and i don't miss win xp one bit
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:34 PM
FBJ
 
Location: Tall Building down by the river
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i switched from xp to windows 8.1 and i don't miss win xp one bit
Same here, at first I was not feeling Windows 8.1 but once I saw it gives you the option of the Desktop version I been loving.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Russia, Penza
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I have Windows XP on my PC now. I should use XP in the future but I can't install DirectX 10, 11 and 12 to play modern games. That's why I plan to buy a new powerful computer and install Windows 8.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Why "should you use XP in the future?"
No... you shouldn't.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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This is an IE problem - not an XP problem. And they're not "fixing it for XP" because XP will not run any IE version beyond 8.
This is why you don't listen to people spouting off about things they have no knowledge of (on here AND in the media), MS did in fact patch IE on XP.
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