ATIL KAYHAN wrote:
Microsoft does not offer any support for Windows XP anymore. The original form of Windows XP might be more vulnerable to threats from the outside. Once the Service Pack 3 that I have is gone, it will be gone forever.
What "Microsoft does not offer any support for Windows XP" means is simply that they no longer produce further updates for it. Previously existing updates (including Service Pack 3) are still available from various third-party download sites but also from Microsoft's own web site, here (320 MB).
Besides, there are programs that I might not recover because I do not have their CD's anymore.
That is very bad anyway, because your hard drive might crash at any time, and then you wouldn't be able to reinstall those programs either. Try to find those programs on the internet -- sometimes they are available from legal third-party download sites, and sometimes even from the product's own web site.