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Sheriff dept. still using XP

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    Ohio
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    Windows 8 Pro

    Sheriff dept. still using XP


    Here it is March 19 and only a short time to go before MS stops the updates for XP. This morning I read in our local paper that the Sheriff dept. is asking for funds to update their computers as they are still using XP. The principal law enforcement in the county and they wait this long to ask for funds to upgrade from XP.

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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Well... there's 118 members online right now, if we all chip in a couple bucks, that should get them into Windows 8!!!
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    Posts : 1,875
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    I will donate a dollar certainly.

    Really though they don't need to change - just stop internet access and block all USB ports and it will work forever.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Really though they don't need to change - just stop internet access and block all USB ports and it will work forever.

    Actually, that's what we're doing at my work. The system just batches concrete through a non-integrated command center.
    Boss says, "if you want to go on the internet, bring your own laptop in"!
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    Me too actually - I'm working in KSA at the moment. I connect my laptop to internet through someone else's phone. All Internet is blocked on the network. If I want to copy something I have to fill in forms and discuss it with the security guys and get it signed off in triplicate. Certainly you couldn't connect your own device. Nothing wrong with that at all in my opinion.
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  6. #6


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    This is quite normal for the city agencies. The city of Berlin has 60.000 users on XP and will make plans in 2015 to migrate them. Will probably take until 2020 before they are done.
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