Windows XP Will Live till July 2015Added: Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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Microsoft has changed its mind over killing Windows XP entirely this April and announced it will continue providing updates to its security products (antimalware engine and signatures) until middle of July, 2015. Thus, XP will get another year’s life. Back in 2013, Microsoft said it would halt all updates on the same day as the end of support date for Windows XP this spring.
In other words, Microsoft Security Essentials will still get updates after full support ends for operating system. The same will go for System Centre Endpoint Protection, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection, and Windows Intune used on XP. But it should be noted that Microsoft will still end full technical assistance for Windows XP this spring and you won’t be able to download Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows XP since that date.
Windows XP will still be alive thanks to updates to its security products for extra 15 months. Taking into account that the developing countries mostly use XP, it is good news that they will be at least partially protected until July 2015, though Windows XP will no longer be a supported operating system.
Everyone understands that Microsoft has been trying to get people away from Windows XP to “better” products. The company realized that the best way to do so is to stick to its end of support date, even despite the fact that there are still so many millions of Windows XP users out there. It looks like Microsoft finally realized that leaving all of them completely vulnerable could cause more harm than good.
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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
|Using it for 5 years was a good experience Thnx SaM for Topic|
|Thnx SaM for for this topic, well Windows XP should live till 2050 from my point of view...|
|I believe XP should be supported indefinitely, after all, it's one of the few very good things to come out of the M/S regime.|
|posted by (2014-01-21 16:24:42)|
|Ya overfiend1976 I also think it should be supported indefinitely, I personly don`t use it for many years.|
But there are so many people that still use it.
|Its only because MicroSoft found out how many ATMs run Xp and realized how long it would take to get them upgraded|
|posted by (2014-01-21 17:14:49)|
|finally i can use xp 1year more great n i m h'ppy to see this good news i always believe on xp only|
|posted by (2014-01-21 17:28:59)|
|Any evidence ? .. Authenticated Microsoft url is enough ...|
|The best ever improvement on an M/s operating system in my opinion was the transition from Windows 3.1 to 95! hahaha Windows*95 rules (or did once rule) FTW xD (btw. Windows*98 & 2000 sucked ass bigtime) I kept using *95 until XP came along...it wassn't until XP that I changed to another operating system, kept using 95 for as long as I could completely ignoring *98 and 2000! Loved using XP though...and also kept using that until Windows 8 came out..then I changed to Windows 7 wich I am still using today..and I love it aswel...but I hate ugly assed Windows 8 wich ist mostly NOT supported by most game developers simply cuz its TOO new! lol|
|Thanks for the article..|
|posted by (2014-01-21 19:46:45)|
|good news......even Microsoft realized that "the best way to do so"|
@7gay: WTF your takin' 'bout........
|posted by (2014-01-21 20:17:42)|
|My desktop still has XP on it, work laptop has 7.|
Works just fine...just cannot play the few games that need DX11, which isn't many right now.
|posted by (2014-01-21 20:24:01)|
|For the most part people only still using it because they still using older hardware anytime i see XP all i think is Pentium 4 you would be much better off upgrading your pc's hardware + have a pc that is 2 x faster than a p4|
|Anyone still using XP should be shot,for either being too bloody lazy to upgrade or too tight fisted to pay for a newer OS. Also some people just cannot be bothered to learn the changes to a new OS.|
jlmeyer01 makes a valid point though.
|well i wish they would make up their mind,If they had said this a couple of months ago I would`ve dual booted my fedora 20 with xp as I have done for the previous 10 years,Microsoft obviously get the idea not everyone wants to throw out what works in favour of their latest windows 98 effort irrespective of how pretty they try to make it with or without the start button. : D|
|Having tried over 40 different linux/Debian distros and windows o/s from 95 onwards I have to concede xp is a keeper if for nothing more than dual booting and running all my favourite shootem up games incl unreal tourney etc,having finally got it half decent with all the updates and service packs it represents all that is good from 2001 to the present day in windows and 7 years on from win7 it is still the only windows I favour in dual booting with Linux and still despite being the most targeted for virus`s and most pirated operating system ever a tried and tested favourite for the old skool user.|
|posted by (2014-01-22 01:59:06)|
|@8 ShaneLee79 if you never tried 2000 you missed out, very good , solid OS hence why it was used for server OS's 95 was doomed to fail, 98 was a games OS (we won't mention ME) XP finally became solid and is used globally. MS see nothing in it to make any more money from so it has to go pushing the XBox interface to desktops.|
As long as it doesn't self destruct it will be fine, 95 still runs but won't be updated (what more can you update on it), legacy OS if it has to be MS I'd recommend 2000 works great on older hardware with little more than a pocket calculator by today's standards. If you want a nice desktop experience yep XP fits the bill. All this is bearing in mind the applications you want to run will play with the OS.
The whole corporate/ATM/embedded devices/anyone else/general public are not in MS's sights (they couldn't give a monkeys chuff) they have new bloat OS and new hardware to sell - you have to be forced to upgrade for the rest of your life or they won't be happy. So rush out now and sell your first born to buy a surface (who the hell thought that name up) and you will again lead a happy life.
Or stuff em!
Many more people are just simply relying on Android and iOS (jeez why) devices (are MS crapping themselves - I think so...) - more threat that Linux ever was.
Missed the Linux community out as it's happily ticking over, not worried a jot about what's going on there, just wish more people would mention CentOS rather than the easy options
|Information Week says once an operating system is no longer supported, minor security updates are just a token measure, and may not be enough to protect you after April.|
If a scammer or virus gets in, and takes over your PC or steals your personal information.
Experts say to be safe, do not use XP for banking, taxes, or anything sensitive after this April.
|this is great news. so i can keep using my xp for awhile longer. NICE !! thanks for the update SaM.|
|lmao at these people saying win2k was garbage.|
Winxp is based on that core.
Just goes to show you most don't know squat when it comes to OS's
|I could care less about windows updates. If you have a good antivirus firewall who cares. I've had windows update turned off forever. Good firewalls come with a virtual keyboard etc so EVEN IF you had a keylogger virus it probably couldn't steal your banking passwords anyways, Yeah I don't understand everyone so worried about and windows updates. Anyone agree? Using virtualbox you can have as many OS's simultaneoulsy as you want. Just don't get windows 8 unless you like an OS with a backdoor written into it so BIG BROTHER can remotely delete any file they want off your pc without informing you.|
|lmfao, i can remember the whole Win 2000 release fiasco, and all the fools that went out and bought it thinking it was the new desktop upgrade from Win 98 (which had major problems running games and certain home software). But it wasn't it was the latest Win NT release which is why it was so stable because it was designed/built for offices and server/workstations. It was not targeted for home users that was Win ME!|
Win 2000 and Win Millennium it is easy to see where the confusion stemmed from, and 2000, the more expensive of the two was released first, in the hope home users would mistakenly buy it, which they did. It is a shame this confusion is still used by Microsoft, just look at Win 8/8.1, it is designed mainly for touch devices to target Apples' iPad market. If you use it on a non touch device it is just too big and clunky and there are just too many rarely used settings that should be hidden from basic users, but wait, that's just who the target user base is. iPads have mainly been bought by the non-techy demographic, (the type of people that spend most of their time on Faceache, sorry Facebook), and people with more money than sense. And also the people who think angry birds is a real game that real PC folk play. I just hope Win 9 is the proper replacement to Win 7 without the touch screen bloat of 8, but by then MS will most likely be pushing their gesture controls and we may be finally using the multi-OLED screen setups instead of the Monitor/TV set up we use now.
|I have tried every windows produced, And i still say XP pro was & is the best software MS produced to-date.. I have never used the updates in windows EVER, and it still works a treat.. patching updates,make things worse..always turned it Off....|
|posted by (2014-01-22 15:09:28)|
|This article is misleading. People think XP is going to continue to get support. They are wrong, it is only modules like Security Essentials which will still get updated, not the Operating System its self. The end of support for Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003 is due to end April 8th, 2014 as scheduled. You can search for it at Microsoft's web site. This article needs to change its misleading title and provide proof to back up its sources. If they are not from Microsoft, then you cannot believe a single word. --No disrespect intended.--|
|posted by (2014-01-22 18:03:29)|
|@Ogami_Itto You need to get your FACTS straight before opening your mouth and PROVING how little you know!|
Win 8 was NOT designed for iPads ... Win 8 WON'T WORK on iPads, since the Hardware and OS are INCOMPATIBLE.
Windows 8 WAS designed for Microsoft's COMPETITOR to the iPad ... the SURFACE tablet.
[IMO the ONLY thing iPad has going for it over the Surface tablets is Name Recognition, and the APP store. The Surface tablets have the SAME amount of internal memory, SAME sized screens, SAME Bluetooth capability, same Wi-Fi capability (admittedly they DON'T have 4G), use Win8 (a MULTITASKING OS .. Apple devices can only run ONE App at a time), have a USB slot for external devices, and a SD card slot for up to 64GB of EXTRA memory at a time.]
As for XP ... there are still a LOT of programs (old 16 bit apps especially) that NEED XP to operate, as Win 7 & 8 will ONLY run 32 or 64 bit progs. Those 16 bit progs that NEED XP include 95% of the worlds ATM's, and older industrial hardware (like some sorting equipment, some CAD/CAM machines, and most computer based equipment built before 1997 (windows 98SE was 32 bit ... early Win95 was 16 bit, from early '97 they were 32 bit compatible)
I ENTIRELY AGREE about iPad/iPhone/iEVERYTHING users ... they usually know LITTLE to NOTHING technical, and use those devices because they were designed to be pretty idiot proof ... which was necessary.
|posted by (2014-01-24 13:27:40)|
|Well, I've used XP more than 5 years, then I switched to Win 7...|
Now I'm using Windows 8.1....
BTW, Windows 9 is coming next year
|happy TX Sam|
|Its friendly user....long live xp|
|posted by (2014-01-26 10:43:52)|
|Thanks a lot SaM,|
|posted by (2014-01-28 14:11:55)|
|Just for the record, I use Win 7 almost exclusively, but have a dual boot with XP, as well as Win 8.1 and Server 2012 as virtual machines under VMWare 9 (They come in REAL handy in some cases, like program testing)|
|Nothing is more infuriating to me then when I go into a business or|
start a new job and see all the computers are still running Windows XP,
and the company's IT department has EVERYTHING locked down as if people
are going to bring down the entire company if they're allowed to change
their computers wallpaper or something else so simple.
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