Did you update Windows and XP yet?


Locutus
#1
If not, do it now.

Microsoft Patches IE Zero-Day Flaw, Including for Windows XP

also, for those that hate the look of the latest FF build, here's the add-on for the old classic look:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...themerestorer/
 
eh1eh
#2
Are you using Internet Explorer?

If you answered yes please stop what you're doing and get Firefox or even Chrome.
 
Praxius
#3
I got Windows 8 the day it came out.... The upgrade was dirt cheap and I like 8


I use Chrome though :P
 
tay
#4
The author of that story is rather cranky..........




[quote]
This is a poor move on Microsoft’s part. Just because the flaw was discovered soon after support ended, doesn’t mean the company should backtrack on its stance. The company be encouraging users off the ancient OS, which still has over 26 percent market share , not giving them a reason to stay on it. [quote]
 
spaminator
#5
I don't think that I will be able to update windows because I can't download/install the following file. KB2919355
 
shadowshiv
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

I don't think that I will be able to update windows because I can't download/install the following file. KB2919355

Try it again. Sometimes a download will fail the first time, but it should work. It installed perfectly for me (I have automatic downloads set up on mine).
 
55Mercury
#7
just did it a couple of days ago

I don't do updates

I ain't drinkin' that kool-aid

so there were like 80 XP updates

took a few minutes

now Scrabble won't load on facebook

YOU SEE WHY I DON'T DRINK THE FUC|<ING |<OOLAID!?
 
gopher
+1
#8  Top Rated Post
!!!!! ARGH !!!!!



I got a godd@mn virus on my PC today it was utter hell to get rid of it.

Downloaded AVAST to clean out the machine and it is finally working. Took over three hours to get it all done.


WHEW!
 
Praxius
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

!!!!! ARGH !!!!!



I got a godd@mn virus on my PC today it was utter hell to get rid of it.

Downloaded AVAST to clean out the machine and it is finally working. Took over three hours to get it all done.


WHEW!


XP?

You were warned
 
tay
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

!!!!! ARGH !!!!!



I got a godd@mn virus on my PC today it was utter hell to get rid of it.

Downloaded AVAST to clean out the machine and it is finally working. Took over three hours to get it all done.


WHEW!





The best....Since the last major update on XP my computer is running faster than ever for some reason.......




ESET NOD


ESET | Antivirus, Internet Security Software & Virus Protection




I still prefer a Hard Disc and I buy the 3 pack from Future Shop/Best Buy for all 3 computers........






ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 - 1 Year - 3 User : Antivirus Software & Internet Security Software - Future Shop
 
Nuggler
#11
I went from xp to 7 in the blink of an armpit soon as I heard, way back when, Microfert was going to stop supporting xp. Sue for non support ?

Wifey has 8.1, and I got 7. Both happy.

Went from I.E. back to Mozilla too. really happy.

happy happy happy
 
Durry
#12
I bit the bullet and purchased an Apple, MacBook Air!!

Hopefully they will not keep changing their operating system like MS kept doing!!
 
Locutus
#13
My old Flintstone PC w/XP is slowly dying and will be replaced. Whether I go to 7 or 8 or even keep a copy of XP is still up in the air. That windows 8 looks like crap.
 
eh1eh
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

My old Flintstone PC w/XP is slowly dying and will be replaced. Whether I go to 7 or 8 or even keep a copy of XP is still up in the air. That windows 8 looks like crap.

8 is for touch screen. 8.1 is alright if you choose the classic desktop.. My brother in law has it. Very similar to 7.
 
Dexter Sinister
#15
I migrated my main system to 8.1 a couple of weeks ago, and somewhat to my surprise, once I got rid of that hideous default tiled interface and went with the classic desktop, I found it really is an improvement. It solved a couple of problems I'd been having on the home network with sharing folders and printers among Win7 and XP, and created another one with my multi-function Epson printer/scanner/copier, it doesn't have the full set of drivers for it and the slide and film scanning functions don't work, it just takes a nice image of the slide/film holder. So I installed Oracle's Virtual Box and installed XP and the Epson drivers inside it, and it works fine. 8.1 sees the virtual XP machine as just another PC on the network, I can share files and folders and control read/write access to them with 7 and 8's more sophisticated security model so I can put scanned images anywhere I want. The security's a bit irksome sometimes, I don't seem to own my files anymore and even though I log on as an administrator there are things it won't let me do that it says require administrator privileges, but I'm figuring out workarounds for that.

Two other things I noticed: 8.1 is much less burdensome on the hardware than 7, this is a 6-year old PC and Win 7 imposed some performance penalties, but with 8.1 it runs as fast as XP did, and the Windows Upgrade Advisor programs that tell you certain XP programs won't work on 7 and 8 are wrong about a few things. I was informed that Norton Ghost v12 and WordPerfect v11 are not compatible with 7 and 8, but I find they run just fine. Call of Duty 2 I was also told was incompatible, and it does have one little quirk, when you first start it up Windows keeps control of the mouse, but Alt-Tab to minimize it then clicking it back up again fixes that.
 
DaSleeper
#16
I've Installed windows 7 on my old XP box from a "rescue disc I have and I have 20 days left before I have write in a product key number to register it....
I am now in the process of looking for someone with a scrapped "windows7 home edition 64 bit machine". I figure that I have a 50/50 chance that entering that machine's number will work.
Otherwise....off to the dump it goes......pity, it's working really good with that operating system.....






Anyone???????
 
Praxius
#17
Yeah there are a few older programs / games that note compatibility issues with 8.1, but like XP/Vista/7 you can set certain compatibility settings so they run in an older Windows format and 95% of the time, works just fine.

I have 8.1 Pro here at work and installed an old SignLab 5 (Year 2000 - Win98 Program) and runs just fine.

Microsoft is currently working on the next update to 8 (8.2) which they say will bring back the old Start Menu for those old school people out there who miss it.

Microsoft to bring Start menu back to Windows 8 this summer
Microsoft to bring Start menu back to Windows 8 this summer - News - Trusted Reviews



When Microsoft announced Windows 8 originally, there was some anger at the removal of the Start menu, and the introduction of the new, modern user interface. Now though, Microsoft plans to bring the Start menu back in Windows update 2, which will roll out in the coming months.

The move follows widespread criticisms of Microsoft for not catering for desktop users with Windows 8, many of whom are the lucrative business customers who use Windows on work computers. The feeling was that Windows 8 was just too drastic-looking to easily replace the aging Windows XP and Vista machines currently adorning most desks.

The new-look start menu appears to be something of a hybrid between the Windows 7 start menu with bits of the Windows 8 user interface thrown in where relevant. This, along with the return of the Start button in Windows 8.1 update 1, signals a reversal in thinking at Microsoft, which was previously bullish about the advantages of its new look OS.

The firm seems to be keen to keep adjusting Windows 8 based on feedback from users, something it should be comended for. And while some might see it as an admission of failure, it's surely better to tweak something to keep your loyal users happy.

Along with the return of the Start menu, there will also be the option to run "Modern" apps - formerly called Metro apps - in a window on the desktop. This makes a lot of sense for business users, especially those on desktop computers, as the larger, Modern UI looks out of place on non-touch devices.


I personally don't care either way... I don't mind the start screen and found it quicker to find what I wanted to run and click it compared to the old start menu where I had to click the start button, scroll to a folder, click a folder, then another folder, then the program, etc. I usually just avoided the start menu and put all my programs / files either on the desktop or in the quicklaunch.... which you can already do in 8 anyways.

But whatever :P
 
gopher
+1
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Praxius View Post

XP?

You were warned



Actually it was on my other PC - the one with Windows 8.1


My old Dell with XP is in the shop getting Windows 7 at the moment. I have AVAST in it and did not have it in my newer pc until now. Evidently, all the protection it had wasn't good enough.
 
spaminator
#19
so far I've had no luck installing the prerequisite file kb2919355.
 
gopher
+1
#20
anybody remember this when we used to sign off on our PC's ?



http://wemeantwell.com/blog/wp-conte...ter-219948.jpg
 
MHz
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

I've Installed windows 7 on my old XP box from a "rescue disc I have and I have 20 days left before I have write in a product key number to register it....
I am now in the process of looking for someone with a scrapped "windows7 home edition 64 bit machine". I figure that I have a 50/50 chance that entering that machine's number will work.
Otherwise....off to the dump it goes......pity, it's working really good with that operating system.....






Anyone???????

2 win7 systems failed the oem serial number renew so they started going bonkers with mouse malfunctions and black flashes. The newest box was sitting and that had a retail so I installed that and the number worked but then the box started to get used so my new system went down again. Ubuntu 10.04 installed on two and suddenly no updates as only 12.04 and up were getting updates so new install on one box to 14.04 and the one I use the most got Debian Wheezy. Sent an e-mail to Acer as that was the one that had the oem # and the other one was running XP and that is coming to end of service life.
You would think for all Linux is supposed to be you would be above to find a caller-id program that took less skills than building a rocket.

Use XP if that is what you have the number 4. The Black Edition is still on a torrent I think and it would have all the updates already installed plus you get that neat Pirated XP desktop. Since that is what the old boxes had that is what the one will go back to as there is a spare HD sitting around otherwise no windows and the other one can wait for a number from Acer as the caller id was the only reason win7 was on all the time.
I probably have a spare XP number.
I wonder if a Vista with updates will work if Dell is a few years getting that number out? (i have a number for that so that might be my solution.
 

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