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Elizabeth2469049

Elizabeth2469049 Report 2 Mar 2013 22:39

Thanks Errol -I think I must now do some serious window shopping to work out what's best - do I dare to try the new approach in Windows 8? how long will 7 last? can I afford to try something different llike Apple? Linux? can I face the idea of something new? !!! well l have a year to think about it

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Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 2 Mar 2013 21:18

Poor "Betty"...I'll be sad to see her go :-(

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 2 Mar 2013 20:19

Support will not end until April next year.
However, it is a very old system and now may be the time to consider upgrading.
Your AVG security patches should be fine but what it means is that Microsoft will no longer offer updates.
You can buy a new computer/laptop relatively cheaply these days so maybe you should consider that.

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 2 Mar 2013 20:07

My "Betty" the big 'puter is XP I need to know as well please :-0

Elizabeth2469049

Elizabeth2469049 Report 2 Mar 2013 19:38

I understand that Windows will withdraw support, updating etc. for XP by the end of this year. I'd like some help in understanding the implications of this. Does it mean that it will not be possible to sort out technical hiccups? And what about security fixes? I use windows firewall and AVG free.

I've had this computer 10 years, it does occasionally have lapses and senior moments, but I am living with it. Obviously what I'm really wondering is whether this is the time to buy a new computer. Not something to be left to impulse buying, so I need some outside feedback while I mull it over, possibly for months!