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Hey G

Postby mowmud » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:49 pm

I just got the 10 reformatted. I've been using my XP, matter of fact, I'm using it right now.

My friend says there is a place to go for xp updates even though they are not supported. Looking forward to using my 10 again.
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Re: Hey G

Postby Gerrit » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:22 pm

Good to hear that you have the 10 machine reformatted! About XP, even with updates I would day it's time to retire it..

I have been installing (and using) Linux Mint on older hardware (even on older Apple Macbooks and iMacs) that can't be updated anymore.
Mint (or another Linux flavor for that matter) doesn't need a lot of horsepower and runs just great on older machines.
XP will keep running but the chance that it will get infected one day is pretty big.
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Re: Hey G

Postby mowmud » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:04 pm

Infected with what?

The old timers used to put scarecrows out in the field. I think this is a bit different.

Maybe it could be the same difference as a carbourated vehicle and a throttle body.

I like computers and I also like slogging through the mud. Just not always in that order.

Thanks for your help. I'm one of them type of guys that will get it working again. I don't give up on 'old' technology.

Lots of things to learn on 10.
MS Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3
AMD Athlon 64
3200+
2.0 GHz 960 MB Ram
Dell Dimension C521

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Re: Hey G

Postby mowmud » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:08 pm

Worst case scenario, I'll turn it into my jukebox. There is music on there that most folks will never hear.
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2.0 GHz 960 MB Ram
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Re: Hey G

Postby Gerrit » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:33 pm

Why don't you give Linux a try?
It's free, installing is not difficult and you can do anything with it you do now with your XP.
All programs are free, Linux itself is free, nothing to lose. You can test it first from a USB stick without doing anything to the hard disk. If it works good for you install it, if not, pull the stick out after you shut down and it's your good old (unsecure) XP machine again.
Linux is a lot more secure than Windows, you don't need anti-virus, it runs smoothly on older hardware, need more reasons to give it a try? :D
Here's how the desktop looks: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LpVbgLUvsrc/ ... Mate-3.jpg

FWIW, I install Linux Mint next to Windows on every (Windows) computer we have here and I can choose at startup if I want to use Linux or Windows. I even installed Mint on a couple of (very) old Apple computers that don't get updates anymore and they run like new with Linux.
The only reason I use Windows is that I have to stay up-to-date in order to be able to support my clients. If I didn't need to do that I would kick Windows out completely, heck, I might even do that anyway when the support for Windows 7 ends in 2020. I might leave 10 installed on one laptop in case I need it professionally. (Did I ever tell you I don't like 10? :twisted: )

Problem with outdated Windows versions is that there are vulnerabilities and more will surface. Hackers like that and try to find and take over those 'puters. Xp, having been retired four years ago, has quite some security holes.. Read this f.i.: https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2487692,00.asp (It's from 2015 but it is still valid)
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Core i-7 3770 @ 3.40 GHz
16 GB RAM - 2x2 1TB RAID1 HD
Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" &
Windows 7 Professional &
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Re: Hey G

Postby mowmud » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:44 pm

Yeah, maybe I'll give it a shot. Linux It will be in wintertime when I do it, Because now, there is too many places to be out of doors.
I appreciate your help even though I don't check in over here very much.
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2.0 GHz 960 MB Ram
Dell Dimension C521

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Re: Hey G

Postby Gerrit » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:00 pm

:D
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