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Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:36 AM

Message from Microsoft: Windows XP support ended April 8, 2014. Were here to help.

Now that support and security updates for Windows XP are no longer available, its important that you take steps to protect the personal information on your home PC. Explore your options and find out what you can do today.

Received this message form Microsoft today regarding XP operating systems. Why did I get it? I have no idea, I don't have XP, I have a PC with Vista that I should have upgraded when I could still get Windows 7, but OH well.


But "Were here to help" You kill support and then say you are there to help?

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Reply Message from Microsoft: Windows XP support ended April 8, 2014. Were here to help. (Original post)
liberal N proud Apr 2014 OP
Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2014 #1
hobbit709 Apr 2014 #2
hlthe2b Apr 2014 #3
frylock Apr 2014 #16
hlthe2b Apr 2014 #17
frylock Apr 2014 #18
hlthe2b Apr 2014 #21
frylock Apr 2014 #22
hlthe2b Apr 2014 #23
Orrex Apr 2014 #4
snooper2 Apr 2014 #5
lpbk2713 Apr 2014 #9
sendero Apr 2014 #19
tridim Apr 2014 #6
LineLineReply .
Cooley Hurd Apr 2014 #15
Vashta Nerada Apr 2014 #7
ScreamingMeemie Apr 2014 #8
tridim Apr 2014 #10
ScreamingMeemie Apr 2014 #13
Vashta Nerada Apr 2014 #24
SteveG Apr 2014 #25
tridim Apr 2014 #26
SteveG Apr 2014 #30
liberal N proud Apr 2014 #28
bowens43 Apr 2014 #11
B2G Apr 2014 #12
Skittles Apr 2014 #20
liberal N proud Apr 2014 #27
B2G Apr 2014 #29
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2014 #14
WillyT Apr 2014 #31

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:40 AM

1. "We're here to help by telling you to get our craptastic Windows 8" nt

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:42 AM

2. If you ever used M$ Help you know it is anything but.

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One place I worked at had this tracking software so that you could check the status of the items on the production line.
Across the bottom of the screen it listed what the purpose of the function keys was.
It said "For Help, Press F1"
When you pressed F1, up popped a screen saying "There is no help for this subject"
The stuporvisor never could understand why I thought that was hilarious.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:42 AM

3. What slays me is that there are numerous governmental agencies (US & elsewhere)

worldwide that are dependent on Winxp and for whom, Microsoft WILL continue to support (as reported in multiple articles the past several months), but the public? Hell no.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:44 AM

16. they'll pay for that support..

it's not coming free of charge.

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Response to frylock (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:48 AM

17. Well, naturally--duh....

Given the support is being paid for, MS could damn well provide it to the public as well--even for a reasonable charge.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:55 AM

18. this is a 13 year-old operating system we're talking about..

it was a good run, but the public needs to move on and upgrade to a newer OS.

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Response to frylock (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:04 PM

21. thank you, Mr. Microsoft. I have $$$ of statistial software that won't run on Win 7 or 8

WHICH, is precisely why so many governments are likewise sticking with winxp (and paying big tax $$ to maintain it).

For your information, my primary computer is win7. (Win 8 is known throughout the tech world as the dud it truly is and won't be on any machine of mine)...

Cut the condescension. I don't deserve it.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:06 PM

22. Mr. Microsoft? Cut the condescension?

fascinating.

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Response to frylock (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:12 PM

23. Sorry, but defending Microsoft is not very popular with me...

and I'm tired of those who assume everyone else, including those who complain re: MS is a Luddite. If I misread your intent, my apologies.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:46 AM

4. That's what the militia guys in "Bowling for Columbine" said, too.

"We're here to help."


Hmm...

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:49 AM

5. nobody needs your help with XP, that's why everyone has kept it so long, stupid Microsoft

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:05 AM

9. MS XP Updates has screwed up my machine more than once.




Thanks but no thanks Bill.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:56 AM

19. Exactly..

... which is why I turned them off 2 years before I stopped using XP.

And I had no issues, it worked fine until I got a new computer with W7 (which I really like).

So, I get a chuckle out of folks who think the day updates stop coming they will be immediately subsumed by Borg malware. Not if they have a router/gateway and firewall and don't click every stupid unknown link and open every dubious document. If you are determined to get an infected computer I'm sure you can.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:55 AM

6. Why doesn't Commodore support my Vic-20 any more????11 :( :( :( Pouuuuuut. ...





Microsoft doesn't support BASIC on my ALTAIR either, fucking assholes.

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Response to tridim (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:27 AM

15. .



MS supported XP for 12 freaking years! And people are STILL whining?

7 is a great OS and 8.11 (technically "Windows 8.1 'Update') is stable and has restored functionality back to the desktop environment. RIP, XP. Time to move on...

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:00 AM

7. Windows 8 is better than XP.

 

People need to quit whining about it and just upgrade.

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Response to Vashta Nerada (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:03 AM

8. Having used it for months, I say with enthusiasm

that it's rather sucktastic. To each his own, but it's a mess.

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Response to Vashta Nerada (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:15 AM

10. Keep in mind, most people whining about Windows 8 are doing it from their Macs and iPhones.

If they had ever used Windows 8 and XP they would know the desktops (where work is done) are exactly the same.

People will bash Microsoft until the end of time. It's a natural law.

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Response to tridim (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:17 AM

13. The person above you has never owned a Mac or an iPhone in her life.

Current computer: lenovo

Current phone: Pantech (yeah, I'm cheap like that. )

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Response to tridim (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:15 PM

24. Haha!

 

You're exactly right.

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Response to tridim (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:22 PM

25. ????????????

Corporate users hate win 8. nobody has a touch screen, and it's horrid to support (what I do for a living). The only way to make it usable for most keyboard and mouse users is to install a front end like Classic Shell.

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Response to SteveG (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:37 PM

26. I'm a corporate user and support tech.

Nobody in our office hates Windows 8. Only haters do that.

Windows 8 works with a mouse just like all previous OS's (95, 98, NT, XP, Vista, Win7). No touch screen needed. You would know that if you really are in tech support.

Mac people think this is a gotcha because the commercials show windows 8 being used with a touch screen. A touch screen is nothing more than using your finger as a mouse.

I suggest you use it once and report back after you know how it works.

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Response to tridim (Reply #26)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 06:36 PM

30. I know all that,

I use it on my home system and my work laptop. But for users who don't have touch screens the metro interface gets in the way.

The University I work for has over 10,000 systems operational, we are sticking with Win 7 at least until win9 comes out. I have been doing IT tech support for 33 years since 1981. Of all the interfaces microsoft has foisted on it;s users, Metro is by far the worst (unless you are using a phone or tablet). Under the hood 8 is fine.

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Response to tridim (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 01:03 PM

28. My only complaint about Windows 8 is the tiles

And touch screen.

I do not use Apple systems.

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Response to Vashta Nerada (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:15 AM

11. there are no upgrades in windows you just make a lateral move from shit operating system to the next

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:15 AM

12. Software companies can't support old releases forever

It's not like this is a surprise or anything.

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Response to B2G (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:56 PM

27. No doubt - it was just the Were here for you part that got me

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 01:25 PM

29. 'and have your credit card handy' nt

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:20 AM

14. Message to Microsoft: You're the reason I got Linux.

so fuck off.

Love,
Dixie

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 06:39 PM

31. The Major Problem Is Step 1...

Paraphrasing: Many older PC's will not support Windows 8.1, so...

BUY A NEW PC.

I'm moving to Linux (Unbuntu) this month.

Free... and... easy.



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