Unsupported software can mean many different things. I’ll review the variations on the theme, and revisit the question of whether unsupported software can be used safely.
I reflect a little on the sudden realization that Windows XP’s end-of-support date came and went and … nothing happened.
Microsoft Security Essentials is throwing scary warning messages now that Windows XP support has come to an end. How serious is the problem that MSE is alerting you to?
Prior to the end of support for Windows XP some are concerned that malware authors are sitting on a pile of malware ready to be unleashed that targets it.
There is an easy solution, and a not-so-easy solution. It’s going to depend on how much money you want to spend.
I recently posted a video summarizing my opinion of the options available to those who are currently using Windows XP, and those who plan to continue using it past its end-of-support date.
The end of support for Windows XP could create security concerns way beyond personal machines. What about banks, and small business systems?
Windows XP’s time is coming to an end. Like it or not, it’s time to move on. If you can’t (or won’t), I have some advice for you.
Limiting the use of an old XP machine could make it less vulnerable. Heck, you could just turn the computer off to keep it safe… but how useful is that going to be?
Someday, Windows XP critical update files will cease to be available. You can continue to use them as long as they are available, and I’ll show you a permanent solution.
The end of support for Windows XP means that Microsoft will no longer be issuing security updates. But there are ways to continue using an older machine safely.
Defragmenting a hard drive absolutely has its place. There are several ways to get to the controls in Windows XP.
If you have the password for the administrator account, you can easily elevate any other login account to have administrator privileges.