Well, just because you were not hospitalized after drinking a bottle of kerosene doesn't necessarily mean it's okay to drink kerosene. Seriously, it's getting boring to see people declining facts with their own real-life scenarios. You're still fine with XP, good for you. But... XP doesn't support ASLR --> Fact XP can't use IE11 --> Fact Running as admin in XP is more dangerous than in Vista or above --> Fact Microsoft will stop giving updates to XP after EoS --> Fact Software developers will stop supporting XP at some point --> Fact If the attackers can hack Windows 8, it would be trivial for them if they want to hack XP. If you prefer your own real-life scenario, fine. Me? I'd rather sticking with facts. Because XP is a dying OS. It is not. At least the developer never described the product as a sandbox. More like a restrictive HIPS which only targets unauthorized execution, process hijacking, resource access, and preventing the guarded apps from doing high risk activities.