Windows XP

Storing Photos on Old XP Computer

Dear Computer Lady, I have an old laptop running XP. If I uninstall my internet provider, can I use the computer to store pictures on it? I want to use it as another source of hard drive space. If I can will I have to worry about infections? Thanks for your help, Beverly

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The Dangers Of Using XP

Dear Computer Lady, I keep getting this message whenever I go onto Google Chrome: “This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows Vista will no longer be supported.” If I decide NOT to upgrade my Windows, what are the consequences? Thank you! Tammy

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Still Running XP

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, Thank you Computer Lady, your emails are so informative. My issue is that I am still using Windows XP, I know Microsoft stopped supporting it since April 2015, I also noticed that I can no longer update Java. Recently Firefox crashes frequently and if I use Internet Explorer the message I notice […]

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Replace XP With Linux

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, I don’t know if you are familiar with Linux, the operating system. I was thinking about getting Linux to replace Windows XP, which I know nothing about. They say the first thing you do is to decide which Linux you need. I will be surfing the internet, e-mailing, typing letters, and playing […]

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Installing XP Mode in Vista

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, I am now running Vista on my older computer and an old Pfaff program 3D File Assistant will not run on Vista and will not run on Windows 7 or 8 ( this is the only way to get embroidery designs from my computer to my Pfaff machine) it runs fine on […]

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What Will Happen in April 2014

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, Please help me figure out what to do in April when I hear Microsoft will no longer support Outlook Express. Our computer dates from 2003 so I think it will be affected, but does it mean that OE will cease to exist? Besides OE for our emails, we do some web browsing […]

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How to Add “My Computer” to XP Start Menu

Dear Computer Lady, This is actually a multi-part question. An acquaintance purchased a used computer with Windows XP and found out later that the My Computer icon is missing. This person asked me for help, but I know almost nothing about XP so I can’t help. My question is where the My Computer files actually […]

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Can I Install XP and 7

Dear Elizabeth, I have 2 CD’s of questions and your answers that are “years” old. Are you still producing these consolidated Q & A CD’s. Major reason for this is to ask question in an opposite of one you answered on today’s msg. that was about installing XP on a Windows 7 computer. Now what […]

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How To Save Favorites

Dear Computer Lady, I have an older HP windows XP, I want to take it back down like it was when I got it. How do I save my Favorites? I have quite a few, and I would never know how to get them back, because it’s things I just run onto and then wanted […]

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Can I Install Windows XP with Windows 7?

Dear Computer Lady, I have Windows 7 but I want to know if I can also install windows XP on my computer as well. My problem is the 4-card Keno program I want will only work on XP but not on windows 7. I look forward to your email every week and keep telling everyone […]

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