Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st May 2014 20:29 UTC

Microsoft has stopped providing XP users with security updates, forcing them to either upgrade to another, newer operating system, or gamble with their safety. While the latest usage figures show that a large portion of users are moving away from XP, there's still a sizable number of users who aren't - or can't.

If you're an XP user, or know some XP users, there's a trick which makes it possible to receive security updates for the aging OS for another five years - right up until April 2019.

I have a better solution. No registry hacks required!

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RE: Win 7 is not.better.
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 1st Jun 2014 00:57 UTC in reply to "Win 7 is not.better."
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There aren't the same drivers, it's a resource hog, It's stuffed with more eye-candy, but is hard to control. 7 is Vista lite.

All true, but when run on modern hardware at least the extra power kind of minimizes the perceived performance deficiencies of the OS. After all, I'd say Windows XP could have been described as a bloated POS in comparison to some of the older releases in the Win9x family including Windows 98 as I mentioned previously in this thread, due to it bringing in a lot of junk from Windows ME.

And I don't think the drivers thing is anywhere near the problem it once was with Vista--it has long since been stabilized, for the most part. I say "for the most part" because I still get occasional crashes on boot since upgrading my laptop from Windows 8 to 8.1, and this has not been fixed in the latest 8.1 update--and I'm almost sure it's a driver problem.

Edited 2014-06-01 01:05 UTC

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