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post #21 of 26
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Two European countries are paying to continue XP, do not know how that will work.

I remember it saying in the article that it's "custom support," not "customer" support. I think those two countries (or was it companies?) are the only ones that are going to get support.
post #22 of 26
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Two European countries are paying to continue XP, do not know how that will work.

yup !! UK and the dutch.

reading those articles is what made my questions surface biggrin.gif
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Anyone can pay Microsoft and get support for EOL products beyond the EOL date, if you're willing to fork over enough cash to Microsoft.

People did it with Windows 98, and they're doing it with XP, and there are no doubt people who will pay them to support Windows 7 after 2020.
     
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One thing I never see mentioned in the discussions about the vulnerabilities just queue'd up waiting for XP EOL is...a lot of XP machines actually aren't current updates now. Through bad settings and/or a pirated version that can't get the latest SP/other updates. In other words probably a majority of those...i want to say 30/40 million or so XP machines are already grossly out of date on the patches anyway. So not getting any patches won't affect them rolleyes.gif
Why does no one ever point this out?
 
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One thing I never see mentioned in the discussions about the vulnerabilities just queue'd up waiting for XP EOL is...a lot of XP machines actually aren't current updates now. Through bad settings and/or a pirated version that can't get the latest SP/other updates. In other words probably a majority of those...i want to say 30/40 million or so XP machines are already grossly out of date on the patches anyway. So not getting any patches won't affect them rolleyes.gif
Why does no one ever point this out?

Seriously? Of course not getting any patches won't affect them; they are already vulnerable to infection and, in all likelihood, have already been infected and the owners don't know it.
     
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Why would anyone still have XP :wth:

Time to upgrade? its been 12 years

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