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How to get updates for Windows XP until April 2019

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Drone, May 25, 2014.

  1. Drone

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    Looks legit... And, he is honest, in that, he tells you use at your own risk.
    I guess, something maybe better than nothing.
     
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    Even more so when you can buy Windows 7 Pro for half the price and 8.1 for a bit more than half.
     
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    Because 95% of the world's ATMs run on XP, and the people in charge of the banks think that paying for 3 years extra support is far easier and cheaper than doing a full upgrade to win7/8. The tills in a typical TESCO store run a 14 year old OS. The good thing is, Microsoft only allows 3 years of extra support if the company has formulated a 3 year plan to roll over a new version of windows, so after the 3 years of extra support, they won't be offering it any more. It probably costs microsoft money to continue support for it anyway, I imagine it's in M$'s best interests for everyone to upgrade at some point.

    All in all people are retards and seem to think their decade old system is still viable, and then complain when it runs slower than a brand new system that costs $400. Lazy, cheap, greedy, whatever. They all explain the reasons why people don't upgrade. And then they further complain when their bank details and what not are stolen, and merely blame anyone but themselves.

    It's a very similar situation to the tablet market. People buy an $80 tablet and then complain when it doesn't run as fast or smooth as their friend's $500 iPad. Ill informed people, who for some reason refuse to update their own knowledge.
     
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    Typical modern busness model. "Lets pay $250,000 a year for three years rather then upgrade to a better system. Then you say these are our banks? :fear:
     
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    They see that .0001% savings on their bottom line and masturbate to it.
     
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    Martins , a local grocery chain, is using it on the in-store kiosks... Which is used for couponing, price checking, recipes, etc. ; no customer info, access, or other info of real security value.
    So, I can see where it would be viable for them to get the most use out of there OS and any front end they have.
    Not to mention any other costs of changing the OS.
     
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    95Viper,

    In support of your post; if memory serves the change from XP to 7 required many to upgrade hardware and that was years ago; anybody else remember that little compatibility utility? Like it or not a business upgrading to windows 7 or 8 will be expensive. That cost gets passed on to us the customer. Phase it in and many businesses will spread the cost out and many companies will adsorb the cost vs. passing it on to us via higher prices or fees. Recall please we are discussing transitioning from one OS to another for a lot of systems and hardware upgrades too. Heck, I cannot even get very annoyed at Microsoft for charging to extend support.

    Banks: any major bank uses hedging and that entails very fast computers, very high speed connections and some very very serious software. Sad really when a skimmer can defeat all of that. Sorry, but exclusive of small banks that just does not apply.

    If anyone wants to lay blame at a doorstep I suggest we all look in a mirror. A major German city recently completed a ten year and that many millions of US$s to convert to open source based software. I for one am tired of paying more for the same thing. Good for Martins and anybody else staying with XP until they can phase in their transition to whatever instead of expecting me to pay for their upgrade. There are sound macroeconomic reasons for any business to delay or space out any major capital expenditures, e.g. a global recession.

    On edit - Just learned the French Police are almost done their six year project to convert 80,000+ computers to a Linux based OS.

    And good for you for bringing this significant point up.

    Cheers,
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    At work we use XP. The company rolled out all new i3's last fall. I expect we will be using Win7 around x-mas. There has been no word from above but, seeing as the current POS system is a bit long in the tooth and is not being supported in the same way, i.e. package codes are just sent network wide, instead of building a page for the product, which has been the norm, until the i3's were delivered.

    So, yea, I foresee an expenditure, shortly after the Business year ends and the stockholders are all impressed, boom! Spend it before Tax season!!

    ;)
     
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    Arjai,

    First and foremost thank you for your reply.

    I'd be thrilled to get an i3 at work. Now I am one of the chosen and have 4 GB of RAM and a second disk drive with a lot of room on the server. ;) I'll take what I can get and bring home major projects so I don't have to find a cup of coffee starting with growing the beans while a global recalculation or a query is run. Heck, you might go as far as to say I have CPU envy. :D

    Cheers,
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    PS: think it was you that helped me out with Boinc. If yes, then a big TY. Not much of a joiner so it is just me doing my thing. But that would not have happened without your help.
     
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    This does actually work, several new updates for xp for May. I've tested it under POSReady and under XP with the reg hack. If you do this to an activated copy of XP, it's on you, but it's likely it will work.
     
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