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"Maintenance Mode"

Hi Guys

Today, received an email from Norton informing me that Norton Internet Security will be losing some Service's on Windows XP and Vista and this will mean me moving to the new Maintenance Mode as i am still using Windows XP sounds so cheap to me.

This must be the final nail in the coffin for these operating systems, i love Windows XP always have done i have a desktop and it's still faster then my other computers, Vista, Windows 7 & 10 it's by far the best so sad that soon it will be all on it's own with hardly any support. Anyone else had this Norton email or am i the only one still running Windows XP would like to hear from you.

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Kudos0

Re: "Maintenance Mode"

Hello Gerald. This is the official statement concerning XP and Vista going into maintenance mode. The email you received should also go out to all customers where Norton products are on those OS versions. Also, please keep in mind that browser support for these operating systems is almost nill as well. Leaving the systems vulnerable which in turn presents other issues for software providers, up to and including legal issues.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.278 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: "Maintenance Mode"

Microsoft ended support for XP four years ago.  Maintenance mode essentially means only that you will not be getting any new features that are introduced to Norton products going forward.  Your protection will remain as it currently exists.  That XP continues to be supported at all by Symantec is worthy of appreciation.  Most third-party software companies are moving on, if they have not already done so.  No one should really expect that new features being developed for current products would be back-ported to an obsolete OS - that would make no sense, financially or otherwise.  Be happy that you still have a robust security suite that protects an otherwise highly vulnerable operating system.

Kudos0

Re: "Maintenance Mode"

i love Windows XP...

Agreed.  After all these years, my XP Professional system is STILL more stable than my garbage Win 10 system that crashes just about every other week with equally useless "recovery" options.  (fancy announcer voice)  Thanks Microsoft!   

 

Kudos1 Stats

Re: "Maintenance Mode"

I'm still on Windows 7 Pro.  Windows 10 won't run my business software that I spent $9,000+ to get -- and I'm not going to spend a few thousand more to buy the newer version that runs only on Windows 10.

Kudos0

Re: "Maintenance Mode"

Hello NW User. Your issue is with Microsoft and your software vendor. Have you contacts them? That being said have you attempted compatibility mode for the startup of your software? 

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.278 on Android 1.93

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