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Old April 8 2014, 01:05 PM   #16
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Re: It's "Be kind to the computer illiterate" week.

Come to think of it, in the years of using Windows 7 (and that on a daily basis), I didn't have a single crash. Windows XP crashed constantly for various reasons. I even got a bluescreen in Windows 8. But my Windows 7 machine, stable as fuck.
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Old April 9 2014, 10:57 PM   #17
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Re: It's "Be kind to the computer illiterate" week.

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What happens 4/8/14 when the microsoft XP is no longer supported?

I know at the office we have to get new computers since the special management software we're running will not be kosher (security wise) on a computer that's been "upgraded" to windows 7.

Exactly how "bad" is it to run my family's personal computers with just XP after 4/8?

(Yes, I'm clueless, but am willing to learn.)

Well you'e got what another 4 months until you have to make a decision
Why 4 months?

Looks like most of you are on the side of windows 7, so I'll probably go in that direction.

Now I just have to decide on a computer to go with it. Four months will help me save up for it, rather than just buying the upgrade.
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Old April 13 2014, 11:35 PM   #18
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Re: It's "Be kind to the computer illiterate" week.

Well, I wouldn't recommend using XP on a computer hooked up to the net beyond that, as there aren't going to be anymore security updates. Hackers know that and will likely be looking for sitting ducks, so I simply wouldn't risk it going forward.

I got my Dad installed with an XP Virtual Machine because he has older software he needs to run not supported on Win7, but I downloaded all the updates available knowing the cutoff.
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