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The Risk of Running Windows XP After Support Ends April 2014

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Arie, 2013/08/16.

  1. 2013/08/16
    Arie

    Arie Administrator Administrator Staff Thread Starter

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    Tim Rains, Director of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, explains some of the risks of continuing running Windows XP after April 2014, when Microsoft will end support for the aging OS.

    http://goo.gl/xSz2Mu
     
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    Good article. Thanks Arie.
     

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  4. 2013/08/24
    James Martin

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    I'm still wondering what to do with my old XP machine. I'd like to keep it networked with Windows 7, but I guess that would not be possible (security wise) with an Ethernet cable. Any suggestions here?
     
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    Evan Omo

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    Thanks for sharing the article, Arie.
     
  6. 2013/08/27
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    Frankly, I'll be glad to see the end of the hundreds of "Important Security Upgrades ". I am surprised, however, that MS is wilfully abandoning a vast network of XP users, namely the medical profession. I've been in hospital three times in the last 2 years, and all the hospitals and outpatient clinics I've been to are using XP. They have a terminal in every patient room and in all the ORs.

    My PCP has switched her office system to Apple. Maybe the hospitals will also?
     
  7. 2013/08/29
    Arie

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    MrBill

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    While they are using XP, lots of them don't get on line and just use this for patient information. Those should be OK.
     
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    James Martin

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    Not sure if I follow you here. All the latest versions of Windows have to be patched on a monthly basis.


    I entered a local college about 7 years ago, and they were still using Windows 2000 at the time. Before I graduated, they had just migrated to XP Professional. I'm not sure what they're using now.

    To help stop the proliferation of viruses, they fixed each personal computer to revert back to its original state when the machines were turned off at the end of the day. I wonder if this practice is carried on in other institutions - including hospitals?
     
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    James Martin

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    I assume these units are all networked behind a large server that prevents the rank & file staff from going online?
     

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