How do we love thee, XP? Let us count the ways

Kathleen Atkins

When Lounge member bhdavis brought performance data from his XP desktop and Win8 laptop to the Lounge, he asked for opinions about the usefulness of additional memory for his Windows XP Home machine. Should he buy more?

He sparked a lively — but friendly — debate, wherein the long-of-tooth XP system was defended as the prehistoric shark, saber-toothed tiger, or T. rex of operating systems. You can follow the route to bhdavis’s decision in the Hardware forum.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Dual-boot PC and legal MS Office install
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Word Processing Copy entire template
Spreadsheets Macro to convert all files into Excel
Databases Need Access database for employee data
Presentation Apps Converting Excel sheets into PowerPoint slides
Visual Basic for Apps VBA object-model error
Microsoft Outlook Want smartphone synchronization with Outlook
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Non-Outlook E-mail WLM 2012 can’t open new message or reply
Windows
General Windows Microsoft pulls security update KB 2823324
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Windows 8 Locking after 15 minutes
Windows 7 Questions after clean reinstall of Win7
  Error message when moving files: “File is locked by another process”
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  Win7 VM failed; how to recover?
Windows Vista Understanding the UAC
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Windows XP Converting PDF to Word
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Windows Servers Windows 2003 client’s local admin account locked out
Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer YouTube and IE10
Third-Party Browsers Firefox won’t load any websites
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Networking Problem using wireless to connect laptop to desktop
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Social Media How to get rid of Google Plus webpage that keeps opening
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Other Technologies
Security & Scams Read about new point-of-sale malware called BlackPOS
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Maintenance True Image stopped backing up
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Hardware Will more memory help speed up PC?
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starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.