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donoli

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I decided that I wanted to move some money from a commercial bank into a Federal Credit Union because credit unions are not under the "bailin" clause of the Dodd Frank Bill.  The "bailin" clause allows banks to take our money & replace it with stock if they are in trouble. 

So, I went into a credit union to ask some basic questions.  Towards the end of the conversation, I noticed a monitor on the wall that was flashing the XP logo.  I asked the woman about it.  She said "that's just the rate board".  After a few more questions, it was clear that the entire credit union was running XP. 

Is it safe to put my money, in an institution that runs XP?  Would you?
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You would be surprised at how much NT4, Win 2000 and XP is out there running stuff we need every day.
I'd be more afraid of the bank stock swap than XP

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As of 2014, there was still about 95% of bank ATM's that were still running Windows XP. This was still after Windows XP stopped being supported. It wasn't until a few weeks ago that the bank I was dealing with upgraded their ATM's from Windows XP. So who knows how many banks have done the same.

Like Joe said, you'd be surprised how much XP is still out there running important infrastructure applications.

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From what I understand, XP home user support ended but commercial XP support was extended. By now, that might have ended too.  Either way, it's a major mistake.  I sent a follow-up email, to my visit but I didn't get an answer.  I'm tempted to go there with a laptop to see if they have a wireless router which would be a second mistake.
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No, you can still buy XP support...but its expensive.
Even more expensive if you buy it, and don't apply the patches you bought!



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LOL, funny but true.
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