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#1 Newpaws493 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 04:01 PM

Am I the only one who still has a machine in their loyal service somewhere that's still running XP and hasn't migrated ahead of the April 8th threatened date for end of support??     :loosing_it:   :boo_hoo: :smashing_pc:


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 04:09 PM

Nope. Still got good old XP here. I like it. See no reason to "upgrade".


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 04:09 PM

 Where I work our IT department is still using XP.  They have maybe a couple of thousand PC's out there using it.  I haven't heard any rumblings about moving up to a new OS. XP seems to work just fine. 


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 05:58 PM

I cant believe that XP is almost a teenager. I certainly had no complaints. I have 8 now and they keep pushing 8.1.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 07:56 PM

I have several XP machines in my flock.  Not looking forward to the coming year.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 07:58 PM

I have Windows 7, but my heart is still with ol' XP.  Its what I still know best.

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:39 PM

I'm reading something like you can pack it (some versions) and the stuff used with it, then reload and use it inside the 7 upgrade.? :reading_the_manual:



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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:08 PM

Windows 7 on two computers and XP on three.XP is still my choice.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 05:46 AM

I'm still with XP!


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 07:46 PM

If you have the Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise version of Windows 7, you can run XP within it.

 

http://windows.micro...de-in-windows-7

 

I have done that, but only did it to see how it works.

 

Unless you have an "Mission Critical Application" that absolutely will not run in 7, I really don't recommend it.

 

Vista (still my favorite) and 7 have SO many advantages over XP that there really isn't any REAL reason not to upgrade.

 

Yeah, you have to 'learn' a new OS, but there aren't that many differences.  Some things have been given different names and some things have been moved to different places, but for actually using it, it's still very similar to XP.

 

There is another option.  An application called HyperOS.  It allows you to install multiple applications of various versions of Windows, and boot to them at will.

 

https://www.hyperossystems.co.uk/

 

I've used HyperOS since 2002 or so, and at one time, was a beta tester for them.

 

My desktop system at home has One XP install, 2 Vista 64 bit installs, and 3 Win 7 64 bit installs.

 

The only reason I have XP now is so I can boot to it to help people I know that have problems with theit XP install, and I can boot to it, and not have to rely on memory to tell them how to do certain things, to fix their problems.

 

I use Vista for gaming, as I 'feel' that it is just better than Win 7 for that.  For general usage, it's Win 7 all the way.

 

I did install Win 8, but really didn't like it, so removed it.  I may install it again and upgrade it to 8.1 though as I've been given to understand that they make it a lot more user friendly for folks without a touch screen display.

 

 


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