Windows XP End of Life recommendations – What next!?

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  1. Good piece, as usual.

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    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

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  2. Wa?..
    This is what you do:
    Never go online with XP and don’t plug anything new/untrusted into that box again. Don’t trust any software to help XP go online. Just during 1 session with XP online, it could infect your router, your memory, boot manager, bios and rip any passes you enter. It doesn’t matter if you reboot with a fresh copy as it can just get infected again at boot. If you must go online with that old box, install Linux Lite with XP. Boot into Linux Lite to go online. Remember to unplug router before you boot back into XP. But I wouldn’t even risk doing that as malware can jump from Linux to XP at boot, and you would never know. If you can upgrade, go with Windows 7. All you may need is to install some more memory – you need at least 1 GB of ram, but 2 GB is way better. Also a thumb drive with ReadyBoost may help.

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