What are your best memories of using XP?

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    I've got a YDL-UI program that I got from MajorGeeks. I'll see if it runs on XP and if so I'll upload it.
     
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    Surprised no one has mentioned 3D Youtube Downloader. It has worked for me when all other browser extensions have failed and is constantly updated to keep up with Youtube's constant changes. It's also portable and works with other video sites (Vimeo, Liveleak, Dailymotion etc.).
     
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    iT Died/Ended Support Completely in 2019. That means That Is Live not forever! And The windows XP ended Support in 2014.
     
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    My Brother Used Windows XP before It got a virus.
     
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    Are you just here to troll?
     
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    It looks like that to me!
     
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    Leo
    what you are doing screams so much louder then what you say,
    that its must be a deep issue, people use xp cause they want/have a life
    they don't want turned into "Checker Board thinking"
    please be confusional someplace else, and if you sound strange is because you are using a translator to post here, I truly apologize, but get a better translator.
     
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    my best memory's of xp are the days when the web had more wholesome content, life is about us and warm contact with each other.
     
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    My best memories of using XP Pro? Last night I used it to binge watch both seasons of The Tick on 123movies, after the site deluged the crappy Firefox browser on MX Linux with popups, and opened myriad tabs each time I clicked on a new episode...none of that nonsense with Centaury on XP Pro. Today I used it to internet safari for a few hours, and still using it right now on this forum.

    As for EOS/EOL blather, that is just a M$ marketing ploy to herd the sheeple to their latest & greatest flavor-of-the-month OS, which is always bursting at its seams with all the bestest corporate spyware and malware. Tis said that when software is free, the enduser IS the product, but Lil Billie and his M$ minions have managed to one-up that by not only making you the product, but making you want to pay to be the product...on a regular basis. Sweet!!!

    XP Pro is still going strong all these years without any so-called 'support' from the M$ mothership, just as Win7 continues on past last January, just as some continue to use Win2000 eighteen years after M$ tried to retire it. As for lack of security (the favorite shrill catcalls of the Chicken Littles) I see the hackers are already at work:
    https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerab...26/product_id-32238/Microsoft-Windows-10.html
    Know how many malware infections my XP Pro has gotten in the past two years of using it pretty much everyday, at least six hours each time? Not a friggin' one, zero, zilch, nada. Wanna know the secret to make your crappy Win10 near bulletproof like my XP Pro? Hardware firewall using NAT & SPI. That's right! A good router will allow your weak Win10 to go anywhere on the internet with impunity...yes even infamous dens of malware inequity like porno sites. Get a clue.
     
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    it seems a lot of hacks are where you go and what you do, I have only got bugged once, I clicked on a picture of a motorbike and got a nasty screen that said I was bugged and wanted me to click something, so I clicked off line
    instead and escaped, turned computer back on and had zero bugs.
    I am getting on line less and less every month, I give almost zero tolerance for how they run,
    if something was made in a disaster sort of geeked out way, I don't use it.
    And I am feeling a heck of a lot better for it, down load a movie, read articles,
    and get back to my books and incandescent lights, I am seeing severe damage in the imagination process and communication skills of younger folks as it seems they live in a checker board world of thinking, I think a failure of linear emotional communication with them selves
    and others emotionally is the real bug, and it clearly infantizes people.
    if folks are worried about bugs, they should look in the mirror and at their loss of value for the real world.
     
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    Best thing I heard in a long time. Way to go Jim....:D
     
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    Neither have I, except for some spyware which were easily removed; and I go anywhere I want to on the internet with XP Pro! This is what send the scare mongers in to hysterics
     
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    I have a question about this please, in a new thread here:
    https://www.xpforums.com/threads/how-to-hardware-firewall-using-nat-spi.934054/
    because the question is 'off topic' here in this thread.
     
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    From my experience over the last few years, I'd say all these malware and hacks for XP that M$ and its lapdogs keep barking about is either a tiny problem magnified out of proportion, or else the result of people not having a clue how to set up a PC from the get-go. When I got this used PC off Ebay, first thing was to take it to a computer shop and have it purged of malware. None found. Money wasted? Nope, worth every penny to know I was starting out with a clean slate. When I got it home it sat idle til I had VDSL established, and a computer tech in to set up the NAT & SPI firewall on my MikroTik router. Only then did it get connected to the internet, and first order of business was to download all the defensive apps (software firewall, antivirus, Malewarebytes, Adwcleaner, IObit uninstaller, etc.). Around a year ago I ditched the antivirus (too big a pain in the butt), and have found no need for it. Every two to three months I have the computer tech come in to check for invaders, and do whatever chores I don't want to fool with. To date zero malware, and I go everywhere the the CA nazis let me get to. With the install of Mypal, Centaury, and Serpent, their ability to blockade me from 50% of sites with their myriad security certificate errors is now cut down to 5%, and those 5% are overcome via Linux LiveCDs....in other words, I now go to any site I dang well please. How many infections have I picked up from from circumventing the CA nazis, and going to all their forboden sites? Zero. My conclusion is all the Certificate Authority crapola is a scam.

    Yeah I too have encountered the "nasty screen that said I was bugged and wanted me to click something", but mine was always the sort made sure one could not click anything else (like the back button, x button at the top right, etc.). Once I even got one that managed to disable the off button on the PC. In these cases, the correct procedure is to turn off the computer. If the off button is disabled, pull the plug. I installed an on/off switch that sits between the PC and the Tripp-Lite LS606M voltage regulator. If the off button gets disabled, or the PC freezes, I cut power. Actually I cut the power every night. When the PC is not in use, its off the power grid.
     
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    Yep, MS and their minions are clearly aware of the old saying that if you tell a big enough lie often enough, the flock of fools will eat it up. Bleepingcomputer and raymond.cc are the standard bearers of this idiocy. When reality does not support propaganda, fools always go with the latter....reality is over-rated.
     
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    ALWAYS PULL THE PLUG, MANY MAL WARE SCREENS TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CONTROL BUTTONS, JUST REACH BACK AND PULL THE PLUG, IF YOU CLICK ANYTHING, IT DOWN LOADS A VIRUS
    AND YOU ARE UP THE CREEK TO FAR TO COME BACK
     
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    THAT IS A VERY DARK PLACE, emotional sentiment has not only died there, it is frowned upon, the later is the back flash from living by numbers.
    numbers have no souls,

    The owner "Gringler" with a gargoyle avatar says all you need to know if you use that avatar as a forensic tool to see what he thinks art is......... these ethics came up out of the college locker rooms, were beauty was beyond their jock sense of entitlement comprehension,
    I loved watching the congress woman say to zuckerberg, "You track people" and framed it for what it is, stalking, and a gate way mentality to rape.

    That congress woman's out look is all the hope we have
     
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    Its always better to try the off button first, as that is less of a shock to the PC hardware. Not all the malware disables the PC 'off' button. Installing an on/off switch is also less of a shock to the PC, and a lot easier than getting a dang plug back into the outlet. I been using this one over a year now:
    https://www.amazon.com/GE-Grounded-Switch-Efficient-45203/dp/B07R95FMS5/
    Have it on an extension cord so it's easy to get to. Reaching the outlet requires moving the PC furniture, then a safari through a jungle of cords.
     
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    when i was editing video clips with windows movie maker
     
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