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Offline alanb

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2018, 02:55:08 PM »
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Perhaps Avast should give you some proper training

Like almost everyone on this forum, DavidR is an Avast user who gives his time freely to try to help other users like yourself.

He is not an Avast employee, just a helpful soul.  It might be polite to remember that, rather than rant.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2018, 06:38:42 PM »
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"Appreciate your thoughts on this".

If you got an answer you thought somewhat frivolous, maybe it would help to specify what thoughts you want to hear. 

DavidR was just being honest (a somewhat rare quality these days) about what he knows and doesn't know.  He likely knows more about computer science than most ever will. 

Perhaps an Avast Team Member could address your issues better?  I can report this to a team member if you like.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2018, 01:10:05 PM »
Firstly, yes I would like to correspond with an Avast support officer who knows his product.

Secondly, If DavidR can be honest about his silly post regarding stop watches, I would like to be just as honest in my reply.  ( not a rare quality with me )

Finally, as for frivolity, all I can say is “If you live in a glass house, don’t throw stones”

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2018, 02:54:44 PM »
Firstly, yes I would like to correspond with an Avast support officer who knows his product.

Secondly, If DavidR can be honest about his silly post regarding stop watches, I would like to be just as honest in my reply.  ( not a rare quality with me )

Finally, as for frivolity, all I can say is “If you live in a glass house, don’t throw stones”
Amazing. Certainly not a good way to reply to someone who actually took the time to reply to your question.  :(

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2018, 08:04:37 PM »
Certainly not a good way to reply to someone who actually took the time to reply to your question.  :(
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2018, 09:40:48 AM »
Firstly, yes I would like to correspond with an Avast support officer who knows his product.

If you didn't want to get a reply from users, why did you ask in the forum in the first place?
There's the Avast Support for that: https://www.avast.com/en-gb/contacts

When you contact the support via telephone or Internet, you are gonna talk with an Avast employee.
The Avast staff also takes a look at the forum, but the forum itself is mainly about users who spend their free time trying to help each other just because they either like the product or the community.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2018, 03:44:42 PM »
Firstly, yes I would like to correspond with an Avast support officer who knows his product.

If you didn't want to get a reply from users, why did you ask in the forum in the first place?
There's the Avast Support for that: https://www.avast.com/en-gb/contacts

When you contact the support via telephone or Internet, you are gonna talk with an Avast employee.
The Avast staff also takes a look at the forum, but the forum itself is mainly about users who spend their free time trying to help each other just because they either like the product or the community.
Old topic. Posting in it only brings to back to the top of the heap.
The question has already been answered. :)
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2018, 03:39:56 AM »
I've used all  the newer releases including XP Vista 7 8 8.1 and 10 which are all the same apart from features, We dont need  newer  because we're told that higher numbers are better than lower numbers , i  don't know how much Microsoft have been in touch with Avast, but their tactics to get people to upgrade for security reasons! i'm not a fan now with their auto upgrades, they have full control over what comes in and goes even with what they "fixed" around that, and its accross the rest of their stuff, its bad enough with the internet that can be more and more invasive and forceful but nobody expects that from within their own desktop operating system.

  I"m having to sort out a family members netbook that runs windows 10 home edition, but its only got 32 gb storage for the ssd, so i formatted it did a   reinstall and ever since thats happened upon the first boot after restarting , it gets stuck on the windows  logo. Now one would think switch to something else, but you can't do that anymore, not by CHOICE.
I did manage to install windows 8.1, i may even try attempting to install 7 as that is less bloated again, drivers provided by third parties, if hardware manufacturers are going to sleep with Microsoft then they must understand there's  a cost, and Avast must understand that they are not the only ones along with AVG etc, people are not aware of open source, and if that becomes a bigger thing thats going to become a problem.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2018, 01:24:00 PM »
Try the info here: https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/windows-stuck-on-startup-boot-loading-screen.html to help fix your boot issue. As to installing any other OS you can do it, but first you need to Disable Secure Boot (another they thought it would be a great idea and it is more trouble than it is worth)
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2018, 05:32:55 PM »
Interesting. In June, statistics showed that XP is actually INCREASING in usage. It's share is now GREATER than MAC OS'. Win 10 is a disaster and XP has long been recognized as Microsoft's finest moment but....it was getting harder for them to make money on it. So, they put out crap to keep the money flowing. In fact, MS has decided that it isn't worth their time to create new and better OS' and will stay with Win 10 forever. Too bad they are going out on a low, instead of a high.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2018, 09:18:06 PM »
Interesting. In June, statistics showed that XP is actually INCREASING in usage. It's share is now GREATER than MAC OS'. Win 10 is a disaster and XP has long been recognized as Microsoft's finest moment but....it was getting harder for them to make money on it. So, they put out crap to keep the money flowing. In fact, MS has decided that it isn't worth their time to create new and better OS' and will stay with Win 10 forever. Too bad they are going out on a low, instead of a high.

Win 10 is a disaster???
Nah, gotta love it!
Used XP for all the years and still run it but doesn't compare to W10 in just soooo many ways.
nuff said. :)
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2018, 08:11:21 PM »
Great decision! upvote!  :)

Bye-bye Xp and Vista!

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2018, 05:01:22 PM »
Why is this thing going to happen to all Avast Free Antivirus users? I didn’t see that coming before. I don’t want to have my computer files infected by viruses again.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2018, 05:40:31 PM »
Why is this thing going to happen to all Avast Free Antivirus users?

I didn’t see that coming before.

I don’t want to have my computer files infected by viruses again.

1.  It isn't happening to all Avast free users only those still using windowsXP/Vista.
For that matter it would presumably also happen to those using Avast Pro, AIS, etc. if they were still using XP/Vista (less likely).

2.  This has been talked about in the forums for some considerable time,  this topic finally gives this action a date.

3.  Avast 18 will still work on XP/Vista with the current restrictions on elements that don't work with XP/Vista.  Virus definitions will still work.

All of your questions have essentially been covered in the very first post of this topic.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2018, 12:00:41 PM »
To make it clear: Nothing will happen to users on XP/Vista. They will get full protection, virus definition updates. They just won't get latest version of program.