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My father was still using my old Windows 98 machine up until 2 years ago (he bought a laptop) and never had any problems. The system still runs beautifully, yet slowly, online. Like I said, you've been conditioned to believing you have to have all that junk.

Over a decade online and I have never, ever seen a virus. Malware, maybe, but that was something a quick reformat could fix in an hour or so. It's been quite a few years now since I've had any issues whatsoever.

I had an old Dell with a Voodoo5 PCI card in it I used for Glide games until about 2011. I used all the old version stuff from MSFN on it. It wasn't connected to the internet, but right before I got rid of it I decided to see what it could do. Hooked it up to internet and browsed for a week or so with it. I scanned it every day and it always came up clean. Maybe long term use might have caused issues, but four or five years of no support didn't have any immediate problems just browsing around popular sites. Biggest problem it had was being painfully slow loading modern web content with that ancient Celeron and 384MB of PC133 RAM.
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Thank God! Microsoft knew what I ask myself on a daily basis - "Is this machine running Windows XP?"

I found myself pondering this question late at night and wished there were an easy answer to my question, Microsoft finally has a solution!

Now I know that my machine is not running Windows XP!
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