Sorry but this betrays your lack of knowledge of how most attacks actually work.ER!! it's an OLD system, no more updates, no more patches, and even the 'hackers' don't bother, or are young enough to not know about it!!!
It looks like I am with 'captaincranky' If it works, DON'T fix it!!!
Consider the 'automobile' -- first was 1769, gasoline in 1885.. Electric cars have been around since the early 1900's.. not much has changed...
And your lack of knowledge as to how dependent on your own computer you are is disturbing.. M$ is steering you to 10, by inducing "security histrionics".Sorry but this betrays your lack of knowledge of how most attacks actually work.
If I understand the term, "zero day exploit" correctly, it means a "brand new exploit, heretofore undiscovered". And well, if it hasn't been discovered yet, your system can't be patched against it, period. (Windows 10 or otherwise).Networked computers aren't "if it works don't fix it". Zero day exploits ensure that that analogy does not apply to computer security. Patch your systems, or eventually you'll be at risk. That's just the way it is.
If I understand the term, "zero day exploit" correctly, it means a "brand new exploit, heretofore undiscovered". And well, if it hasn't been discovered yet, your system can't be patched against it, period. (Windows 10 or otherwise).
So listen, I have a computer I've been using as a DVR. It doers hook up to the web, because I haven't logged out of the wi-fi. I used the web to update the program guide But since decided to cut that out, (along with now making you pay for Media Center), do you think I should rush out and put Windows 10 in the machine? I mean maybe a zero day exploit might change the channel on me while it's recording. I'm a skeered o' dat...You haven't understood the term.
I'm obviously not talking about "pre-patching" against zero days. That is impossible.
Zero day exploits ARE generally patched as soon as they are discovered - IF the product is not end of life. If it is end of life, then it will never be patched and will always be vulnerable to that exploit. That is why we patch. That is why Microsoft and Apple are trying to steer you to newer OS versions.
No self-respecting security professional runs an outdated OS except in their lab. Not one. Please listen to people who know the tech.