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So being using xp seen it stop giving updates..all fine still tbh......

also recieved today on my laptop , saying now Vista now is now no longer updates soon


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shagnasty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2016 at 12:48am
In real terms, windows updates cost me more trouble than they solve.

I never did the Vista thing, so I don'tr know about hat, but if you have a decent AV package (like Norton Internet Security, NOT a free one) which updates your machine will run fine as long as it is physically working.

If you have to upgrade W10 is a real option, W8.x was not an option in anyway, but if you machine does what you need it to do, I wouldn't panic about updates, i still Have NT 4.0 WRKS boxes up on some sites, that went EOL ages ago, but they still work....
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Thanks shag for the info bro

nice one top man
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We are still selling industrial systems running 32bit XP. Its what the customer wants and they will be reliable. They will never see the internet, so everything should be fine.
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wow cool 

im still running mine without any problems still

mm i dont belive everthing tha say sometimes...:-)
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It's all on the user really. Give someone who knows what they are doing an XP install on the net and barring a 0 day OS exploit which can spread in a worm-like fashion they will likely be 100% fine months down the line. Give an idiot an up to date modern OS and their machine will likely be riddled with malware and bloatware by the same time because they just don't know how to secure it and what they should not be clicking on when online.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote amlu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2016 at 1:47pm
set up a copy yesterday on a second  hard drive. its just of running sketchup and nokia ovi suite for backing up my phone.
two things i never managed to get on lubuntu linux install im happily using since xp got killed off.

backed up the 4gb partition with partimage, its ready for 20 minutes restore in case something gots messed up.

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A few weeks ago, I started getting reminders from Google informing me that 'This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows Vista will no longer be supported.' Ever since then my (very old) machine has been having problems which manifest themselves with high memory usage. With nothing running my memory usage is about 40-45% but as soon as Chrome kicks in this goes up to 85% or more and increases with every new Chrome tab opened until the machine grinds to a stop and quite often dies. I have tried pretty much everything in my knowledge to find out the root cause of the problem (including running all the various analytical/performance software in my possession and stripping the machine down to individual components and rebuilding it - poor contacts on memory cards can cause similar problems) but after a few weeks of trying have given up and have bitten the bullet and bought a brand new machine with Win10 pre-installed. 
Does anyone have any suggestions as to to what the problem could be as I would like to keep the machine as a spare but if it's FUBARed I won't bother? 
EDIT: I have now tracked down the cause of the problem and it's nothing to do with Chrome being unsupported. I was cleaning under my (our shared) desk to make room for my new PC that's arriving tomorrow and I found the ethernet cable connecting my PC to the router was badly damaged, probably with a canine root(er) cause. Looks like one of my pooches had been 'innocently' chewing on said cable  whilst bored waiting for his morning tummy tickle (we know it's you, Riley, so be careful!) and the machine was trying to compensate for the damage by constantly polling the router when lost packets were spotted. Replaced cable, disabled/enabled network connection and hey Presto, machine working again!
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Had bad performance issues with large writes to the hdd from SVCHOST(netsvcs) when fully disabling XP updates service (as no more) on many machines. CHKDSK /f fixes it
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