Windows XP RIP

Microsoft support ends on Windows XP as of April 8, 2014.

Windows XP RIP

  • On April 8, 2014 you cannot update Windows XP nor get the latest Windows XP  patches that will protect your computer from getting harmful Malware and Spyware.
  •  On April 8, 2014 You cannot download the version of Microsoft Security Essential nor get the latest definition  to  catch the latest virus.
  • You can still use your computer, but you will put your personal data at risk of someone stealing it or your computer catching a virus.

I still want to keep my computer with Windows XP

  • You still want to use Windows XP make sure you backup all of your important Documents and Media every day. (Put on a CD, DVD, USB Flash drive, OR Dropbox)
  • Install a free Anti-virus’ Program and update the definition every day and run a scan.
  • Install WOT (Web of Trust)
  • Consider buying a full version of Malwarebytes and run it with your Anti-Virus program.
  • You can install Ubuntu operating system into your old computer.

Time for a new computer

  • Purchase a new computer that fits your budget and move all of your personal from your old PC to your new PC
  • Make sure your new computer have the latest Windows update on it.
  • Make sure your firewall is on
  • Install good virus protection software. (update the definition everyday and run a quick scan)
  • Buy and install Malwarebytes PRO and install it to your new computer. (Malwarebytes works great with your Anti-Virus Program)   malwarebytes
  • Install WOT (Web of Trust) into your new PC
  • Backup, Backup all of your documents and Media



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Safemode and Malwarebytes

How to get into Safemode


Safemode: Is great for troubleshooting many computer issue that may occur when you just install software or hardware.  Safemode will only run very basic drivers on your computer and turns off virtual memory.

This is a great tool for removing all types of viruses, Malware and Ransomware that may plaque your computer.

Types of Safemode

1.       Safemode: Will boot up Windows but will have basic drivers that will load up.

2.       Safemode with networking: This option is the same as of plain Safemode except that you will get network support. This option will be great to remove all types of viruses by downloading the latest Malwarebytes swoftware into your PC.


3.        Safemode with Command Prompt: your Windows desktop will not display but you will get a command Prompt screen where you can enter a command to execute your desktop.



1. The first thing you must do is power down computer, then press the power button on your desktop or laptop

 power button




2. Now when you see the Dell BIOS pops up you need to quickly press F-8  several time before you see Windows XP appear on your monitor screen

(Please See the display keyboard below)

Look for the F-8 Key on your keyboard




If F8 does not work, please look for the function key on at the Manufacturer website


This is the Dell BIOS screen shot (Quickly press F-8 Key)




 dell screen


3. Please Select safe mode (This is without internet connection) or Safe Mode with Networking (This will gave you internet connection) then press the enter key

 select safemode

Please use the arrow keys to move the highlighted cursor up and down and then select safe mode

Safe Mode without networking (You will not be able to connect online)

Safe Mode with networking (You will be able to connect online)

Pick one and press enter

 keyboard arrow



4. When you see this screen and you only have one Operating System install into your computer, press enter.

If you have two Operating Systems or more installed into your computer, please use the arrow keys to select the correct Operating System then press enter.


 select safemode 2






 5. Now your computer will start to load only the important drivers like you see below. (DO NOT BE AFAIRD:This is normal) 


safemode bootup

Safe mode login screen is on its way (Please see below)


 6. Login screen will appear, please press the owner’s account



 safemode login 

When you get to this screen, please select yes

7. System Restore can be run the same as in normal mode. The only difference is an UNDO restore point will not be automatically created.


 click yes for safemode




 8. Now you will see the user’s desktop account appeared with the marking of Safe Mode on the bottom of your screen. (Please see below)


safemode desktop


Now you can run Malwarebytes on safe mode



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