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Despite Imminent Retirement, More Users Move to Windows XP

  1. #181


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by RommoR View Post
    What's the use of upgrading to a new OS if the PC with XP is still functioning properly just for occasional email and browsing with no sensitive data stored on the computer
    You can still use XP in that context. Just make sure you have up-to-date images in case you get hit by a virus. With an image you can easily set back. This imaging program works well with XP. Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

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  2. #182


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    will XP users have to go to Norton for protection
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  3. #183


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    You have to check with Norton whether they will keep updating the definition files for their XP product.
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  4. #184


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by kenwitt View Post
    will XP users have to go to Norton for protection
    Microsoft antimalware support for Windows XP - Microsoft Malware Protection Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
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  5. #185


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    XP was (is) pretty sweet for a business environment. Including system controls like HVAC. I believe many companies have control systems dependent on XP.
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  6. #186


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Yeah, but most businesses can not afford to be on an unsupported/unpatched OS for long,
    so many will upgrade to Win7 in the mean time, where they can.
    And should secure as best they can through policies and firewalls, the ones they can not.
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  7. #187


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    XP was (is) pretty sweet for a business environment. Including system controls like HVAC. I believe many companies have control systems dependent on XP.
    That's because of NT, Win 2000 heritage, very easy to switch from.
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  8. #188


    Posts : 59
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    XP was (is) pretty sweet for a business environment. Including system controls like HVAC. I believe many companies have control systems dependent on XP.
    and then there is Target.....
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  9. #189


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    XP was (is) pretty sweet for a business environment. Including system controls like HVAC. I believe many companies have control systems dependent on XP.

    When I was still working for NavCanada years ago, XP was installed on the Maintenance terminals for a lot of our equipment at remote sites. Radar and TACAN. They were isolated from the Internet and used a dedicated line to the monitoring station. The maintenance software that ran on them was very proprietary. I do believe it communicated with the equipment over the serial port. There would be no advantage to replacing XP with something else in that situation. The PC hardware actually becomes the issue if it fails. We're talking old single core PC's here.
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  10. #190


    Posts : 59
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    XP was (is) pretty sweet for a business environment. Including system controls like HVAC. I believe many companies have control systems dependent on XP.

    When I was still working for NavCanada years ago, XP was installed on the Maintenance terminals for a lot of our equipment at remote sites. Radar and TACAN. They were isolated from the Internet and used a dedicated line to the monitoring station. The maintenance software that ran on them was very proprietary. I do believe it communicated with the equipment over the serial port. There would be no advantage to replacing XP with something else in that situation. The PC hardware actually becomes the issue if it fails. We're talking old single core PC's here.

    I used machines with windows 95 for setting up programmable logic controllers.....


    actually that was back in 2001. but it still was a nightmare
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