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    Posted: 27 November 2013 at 2:19pm
Hi ya

i got windows xp had it for years , ive heard on the radio that windows xp is going sometime in the early months of next year 

i am not a pc nut and dont know a lot about them i just use them, so can some explain/guide me whats gonna happen with my pc then?

what do i need to do, will i need a new operating system how much? which one?

hope you can help

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XP won't stop working at your computer, but what it means is that Microsoft won't support XP anymore and there won't be anymore updates, no matter how critical, coming to it.

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Yup,XP will still work,there must be tens of millions of pc's and laptops around the world using it,but as Pasi says,Microsoft wont issue any more updates for it.

Depending on the age of your machine,you may need to install a newer graphics card if you upgrade your operating system.
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Cheers for repleys

so there won't be anymore updates, so this means im open to attack from virus's ect?

so do i need to buy a new operating system? or do i need to buy a new Tower?

age of my pc is well old got too be 10year,Embarrassed

what will happen if i continue to use it without windows updates? sorry for all the questions , im not to clued up on this pc bizness

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As long as your XP is fully up to date,as is your anti-virus,you should hopefully be ok for a while.

If your pc is 10 years old,it's unlikely to be able to run Win7 or 8,but im sure some of the more qualified experts on here could advise.


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Older PC's/Laptops will run fully supported Linux instead of M$ XP, probably much better than the old unsupported expensive software.
Just remember also that Linux is free!

There are a number of Linux User Groups who are setting up 'clinics' to assist with this change and you can try 'Live' versions of Linux distributions on your PC/Laptop before installing as long as your hardware is set to boot from the CD/DVD drive or USB as first device

Am looking at being involved in one of these 'clinics' locally when all of the necessary things are in place so may be able to give more info later

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Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

so do i need to buy a new operating system? or do i need to buy a new Tower?

age of my pc is well old got too be 10year,Embarrassed


There are plenty of DELL 780 tower/desktop PCs on Gumtree, for about £100, with 8gb memory, that will allow Windows '7 to run nicely.

Plenty are ex corporate with Windows 7' COA sticker, which means you just locate matching DELL OEM Windows CD for about £10 off ebay, and that's modern, new copy of Windows on your machine. Embarrassed
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Originally posted by audiomik audiomik wrote:

Older PC's/Laptops will run fully supported Linux instead of M$ XP, probably much better than the old unsupported expensive software.
Just remember also that Linux is free!


I'm a UNIX/Linux developer/Support Dude, and still wouldn't recommend it to Windows boys.

Linux installation is for techies, and only techies know how to fully utilize it's potential.

Windows people want stable machine for running Office et al, not leading edge tech.


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I prefer linux tbh its easy to install, it also installs most drivers for you aswell, there is a couple of bugs but i think it runs better then windows, the only downside is there is not as much compatability with programes games etc.
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If it's working and fits your needs why buy a new computer? Windows XP has the least bugs and is the most reliable of the windows family. All the software like your anti-virus will continue working as it did so I think there is nothing to be worried about! 
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Originally posted by patryk1305 patryk1305 wrote:

If it's working and fits your needs why buy a new computer? Windows XP has the least bugs and is the most reliable of the windows family.


Windows XP was good in it's day, but technically very inferior to Windows '7 x64.

And I'm no Windows lover. LOL
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