I just wonder something, over here in the UK, the routers we get free with the connection have the option to have two wifi’s (2.4GHz and 5GHz). I wonder if this acts as ‘sort of’ separate networks? In which case it could be a useful way to separate from your XP lover?
I too have a good older friend (over 60 years old) and he hates change. As a result, the last 2 machines I built for him HAD to have Windows XP. It was fairly easy, but it does concern me as he uses financial websites, etc. So far, I have to confess he’s not been stung…that could relate to his lack of prawn interest if you know what I mean. He always claims that “Sainsbury’s [A large supermarket in UK] still uses XP, it’s brilliant!!!”, and when I go there and a self-service machine is being restarted, you hear the “bbbbbbrrrrrrrmmm”. Thing is of course, they have the resources to fix internal bugs, and many years ago probably had a programme created for them, so they’re now stuck with XP. He’s just one person and if he has problems, MS ain’t coming to the rescue unless he offers his life’s income to them!
Like almost everything, everyone has the right to choice. If it works for them, fine by me. If I warn them and then years go by and they lose either money or time, I’m not going to say “I told you so”, I’ll just recommend and fix and leave it at that. Humans, especially as they get older, become bloody stubborn to change!
Just my 2 pence, sympathies though!