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Microsoft kills off XP SP1 support

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Well Everyone its time to move to SP2 or face issues :

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SOFTWARE FIRM Microsoft has announced that it will no longer support Windows XP Service Pack 1 and SP1a.
According to ZDNet, this means that anyone who has not upgraded will have to shift to Service Pack 2 if they wish to continue to receive upgrades.

SP1 first shipped in September 2002 and so is getting pretty old and smelly. It was replaced by SP2 in September 2004.

The Vole has been culling support for several of its elderly products lately. In July, Microsoft finally got rid of Windows 98 and ME support.

If there are punters still using SP1 then chances are the hackers have the operating system in their sights as we speak.

The smart money is on a trojan that sniffs out old SP1 machines and exploits vulnerabilities that will be fixed with SP2
Here : http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=34991
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Sheeew gotta start slipstreamin my cd's now.
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Yes slipstreaming isnt a bad idea at this point.
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***? Why? SP2 sucks at most things. The firewalls etc just get in the way. That's why I always have ALL Of the SP2 security crap disabled.
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***? Why? SP2 sucks at most things. The firewalls etc just get in the way. That's why I always have ALL Of the SP2 security crap disabled.
Well i guess you will just have to have it slipstreamed as theres no more SP1 patches for you my friend
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No no, I already got an SP2 XP CD. I just disable all the stuff. I see thier firewall as just a way to gain control over the security market.
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Oh right i see what you mean...Well i tweak windows Anyway as you could probably guess
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***? Why? SP2 sucks at most things. The firewalls etc just get in the way. That's why I always have ALL Of the SP2 security crap disabled.
Because people pirate and Microsoft is the pirate crusader. They don't care what they have to do to keep people form stealing their software. I just wish realize that if they didn't charge an arm and a leg and if they quit doing stuff like this they could reduce the pirating.
    
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It has to be said Windows OS's are rather pricey
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Damn then and thier monopoly! *starts off petition for more OpenGL games*
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