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Yes, your Windows XP computer will still work and will not just shut off, nor should it get instantly infected with viruses. But there are some issues you could have or will experience if you don’t upgrade.
Many of my clients have asked if they can keep the computers for money, and music, etc. Of course, taken off the internet…those should be just fine. Some have said, “Lisa, I just surf the internet and I have your antivirus, will I be ok? And I say “Might as well try it, as long as you have your important stuff backed up” As a technician who tries to follow Microsoft (it’s not that easy), who knows what can happen, maybe nothing will happen! But then again, maybe your computer will get all weird and not work. It’s hard to say until the shut off updates in April.
Here is a list of things that might happen too if you don’t upgrade
- Some software might not work if you need to reinstall it
- Windows may not activate if you need to reinstall it
- Outlook Express may not work
- Windows updates will definitely not work
- Security will be less, but if you have antivirus that should still work
Either way folks, backing up is super important! Please remember to back up often.
These instructions were taken off the GoDaddy website, but their instructions are horrible and outdated. Mine are better and should be current. No guarantees folks! Androids are not the easiest to set up with hosted exchange.
To Use an Android Mobile Device with Hosted Exchange.
- From the Home screen, tap the gray Application button.
- Tap Email/or Exchange Active Sync
- Tap Next.
- Complete the following, and then tap Next:
- Email Address — Your full email address
- Password — Your email password
- Tap Next.
- Tap Exchange account.
- Complete the following fields, and then click Next.
- Domain–Leave empty!
- Username — Enter your full email address preceded by a backslash. (For example, \firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that some phones do not require the backslash.
- Password — Enter your email password.
- Exchange Server — Type one of the following, based on your Hosted Exchange Email version:
- Exchange 2007 — mail.ex1.secureserver.net—-This old! You probably need to use
- mail.ex3.secureserver.net, or mail.ex4.secureserver.net
- Use secure connection SSL — Select this option.
- Accept all SSL certificates — Select this option.
- Select the Account options of your choice, and then tap Next.
- Select the settings of your choice under Set up email, and then tap Done.
Just like you wouldn’t let a stranger in your house, don’t let the team from “Windows software” in your computer. Here is a wav file of a recording I took today. It’s short, but as you can see they have changed their tactics to not remote in until you see the “errors”
Turn down your volume if you are sound sensitive.
My favorite part is the guy saying “Yah yah yah”, so Midwestern of him. You can tell he calls our area often!