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What is the best way to block xpmode from danger? Still need xpmode in Win7

Hello,
I know xp is over on April 8th...in the meantime I need it for an old program. Beside blocking the obvious ports, is there a way to secure xpmode, I only need one port open and was going to close the rest (still needs ports open for the dc, etc.) Since xpmode is running on top of Windows 64 bit how much danger is there in continuning to run xpmode (with a strong antivirus of course.) Opinions would be appreciated.
Thanks,
J
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As you probably know by now, most of this is answered in the other Q you were in:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_7/Q_28385165.html

So just treat it as a stand alone machine.
Just because XP will no longer be supported, doesn't meant the AV you run will stop working and be updated.
It should be a couple of more years before you can't find an AV that won't work on XP.
I still have AV updating on a W2K system (using it to type this).

Also, I would download SP2 and SP3 and keep them locally. Ditto for post SP3 updates and patches. And look for a Rollup of them about the time of XP's EOL (just to make life easier).
A few people already have rollups out, but they won't be "final" until after April.


{stoled from dbrunton in another Q}   ; D
See
http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7184&sid=ea548af41f02141aa4da3e3481fc7f13 
(starts in 2009, and goes to Feb 2014 (pg 46?))

There's the OnePIece pack as well but that includes everything and the kitchen sink.
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dronethoughtAuthor Commented:
Thank you. Excellent.
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Thank you much.   : )
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