2002 Dell PC w/Microsoft XP personal use

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Dear Sir or Madame,  I know being on the Web after 4-2014 is out of the question; but, would I be able to use the program Quick Books or Microsoft Word off the web?

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I don’t see an issue with that, but the time that you try and use one of apps that requires a plugin that is not going to work on your XP Machine, you will have issues, and the Web based App will not work.  That is an issue that you will have with all legacy machines.  You will find this to be a major issue.  You may also not be able to access web based help files.

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  • TomLiotta

    You can continue to use a Win XP system as a stand-alone machine for as long as you can, almost certainly without risk.

    You can also continue to use it relatively safely for internet access for as long as your AV vendor continues to support XP (i.e., continues to issue updates), and as long as your software firewall vendor continues to support XP, and any anti-malware products that you use continue to be updated. Safe practices can be even more important than any of those.

    However, regardless of what you do, the risk will increase daily.

    Also, it's possible that you can purchase a Windows 7 installation package and install it on your PC. There are several articles on the internet that describe the procedures, including a couple from Microsoft. The procedure isn't trivial, but studying several articles may be more than sufficient.

    If the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor can get you past any driver or similar issues, then installing Win7 might be your best option.

    Tom

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    Thank You Wiki and Tom.  I have purchased a Windowx 8 laptop--which I will use for the Web.  The PC will likely be used to record in QB and print off the report for my tax prep, and writing letters in Word.  I did try the PC off-line and was able to get into QB and Word.  I was afraid they would not perform without an internet connection. 

    I may have to figure out how to send the QB report by Excel to my laptop to forward via the Web to tax preparer.  That will give me something to work on. Thanks again.

     

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