MS withdrawing support for

vbimport

#1

Hello :slight_smile:
Microsoft is removing certain quite familiar OSes from further security patches and support the first half of this year:
Windows 2000
Windows XP SP2
Windows Vista RTM
Windows 2000 Server
Article in full.
Windows XP SP3 will be supported a while longer.

On April 8, 2014, all Windows XP support, including security updates and security-related hotfixes, will be terminated

Windows 2003 will go to extended support mode.


#2

That’s nothing new eventually people will have to move to another more recent O/S if you want to have protection and trying to support older O/S waste money they could use to further the current O/S and it’s evolution. As of now Win7 stands in all regards like how XP replaced all previous O/S and performed better. But now XP is surpassed by Win7 its bigger brother that is best of XP and Vista but a whole different animal in its own right. Oh yeah I use W7x64 Ult - spend the extra money and you will be rewarded but also make sure your system is high enough quality to enjoy it.


#3

If for any reason you still continue to use a PC that’s so old it cannot properly run any version of Windows 7 (because either your system’s processor is too slow or your system cannot accomodate the minimum amount of memory required of Windows 7 or your system’s motherboard or other major components have no available Windows 7 drivers or are otherwise incompatible with Windows 7), then it’s time to retire that older system from regular use and purchase a brand-new system as soon as possible.

This means that the Socket 478 Northwood-core Pentium 4 processor-based systems that were the rage back in 2002 can barely run Windows 7 32-bit today since the only motherboard chipset support in that OS comes exclusively through the OS-provided drivers. In that situation, it might be time to start looking for a new system for use as a main system and reserve the existing system for auxiliary use.


#4

[QUOTE=RJL65;2499793]If for any reason you still continue to use a PC that’s so old it cannot properly run any version of Windows 7 (because either your system’s processor is too slow or your system cannot accomodate the minimum amount of memory required of Windows 7 or your system’s motherboard or other major components have no available Windows 7 drivers or are otherwise incompatible with Windows 7), then it’s time to retire that older system from regular use and purchase a brand-new system as soon as possible.

This means that the Socket 478 Northwood-core Pentium 4 processor-based systems that were the rage back in 2002 can barely run Windows 7 32-bit today since the only motherboard chipset support in that OS comes exclusively through the OS-provided drivers. In that situation, it might be time to start looking for a new system for use as a main system and reserve the existing system for auxiliary use.[/QUOTE]

Or go Linux as this will run on old system and make it new…without bleeding your bank account dry…


#5

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2499892]Or go Linux as this will run on old system and make it new…without bleeding your bank account dry…[/QUOTE]

True. But I was making a statement to those who does not have (literally) a Ph.D. in rocket science to operate even the most basic of functions on a computer system. I checked, and the only current versions of Linux which can run on such an old system would be those that are command-line only. The ones with GUI front ends require a system that’s nearly as powerful as a low-end new Windows 7-based system in order to run.


#6

[QUOTE=RJL65;2499793]If for any reason you still continue to use a PC that’s so old it cannot properly run any version of Windows 7 … then it’s time to retire that older system from regular use and purchase a brand-new system as soon as possible.[/QUOTE] It still can work in embedded mode, but you’re right, it’s not entirely handy for a normal production environment.