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Windows 7: What will you do when Windows XP support ends?

01 May 2012   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ True, but most people that I know who are still rocking old XP machines are finding that
1). They need more RAM and old RAM is expensive now
2). Old machines have IDE controllers only and IDE hard drives are becoming harder to find
3). Hard drives and such are failing.

When they get down to replacing some of these parts, they often times find it advantageous simply to just buy a new machine.
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01 May 2012   #12
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Those factors I also considered when I finally did upgrade, the previous machine had been a beast too. Actually held the number 1 spot in it's category on the futurmark site for a brief moment. (somewhere between a day and 2 weeks I honestly don't know when the other guy knocked me down) When it was first built and clocked up.
The big problem is ...as you said the increasing price of the older gear.
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01 May 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

When pocketbooks are thin, then a new computer is not in the plans.

In fact, go to the thrift stores, goodwill stores, or anything of that nature and you will find that you can pick up old stuff dirt cheap. Better yet, many people throw it away and it's there for the picking. Places like Craig's List and Angie's List are excellent places to find 100% free old computers.
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01 May 2012   #14
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
When pocketbooks are thin, then a new computer is not in the plans.

In fact, go to the thrift stores, goodwill stores, or anything of that nature and you will find that you can pick up old stuff dirt cheap. Better yet, many people throw it away and it's there for the picking. Places like Craig's List and Angie's List are excellent places to find 100% free old computers.
Someone above said that Microsoft Security Essentials which is my primary antivirus) will stop receiving updates. Do they mean definition updates or program updates. The new version of Microsoft Security Essentials (4.0) is so much better at detecting malware than previous versions. If I have to stay with 4.0 for a while, then I will because it does really well at detecting malware.
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01 May 2012   #15
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I understand MSE will continue, but only for Vista and 7. Defender will be for 8 and higher (but will have MSE functionality built-in.
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01 May 2012   #16
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I only have XP as a secondary system on my HTPC. I almost never use it, but keep it...just in case. I don't think that it matters if it is supported or not, because it is not connected to the internet, so vulnerability is not an issue. I shall keep it just as it is, until I decide when to get rid of it.
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02 May 2012   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

No more updates of any kiind after xp expires.
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02 May 2012   #18
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

i'm surprised ppl still want to use xp even though it's ancient, I still have a machine with xp and it seems to run ok but the cpu seems to spike randomly when putting it in full screen mode on youtube. I'm guessing the processor or the machine it's self is starting to ware out unfortunately or there's something I missed that I haven't found out yet.Anyways I can still see people using xp until the machine its self breaks down then they will end up buying new pcs containing either win 7 or win 8 as its primary OS.
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02 May 2012   #19
V43L1N

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Personally, I'll be throwing a party the day support is pulled for XP...

On a more serious note: As a sysadmin I will be relieved when support is pulled. A decent amount of the older systems I am responsible for run XP, and they have frankly become a burden. As pparks1 said, older hardware is starting to get pricey, and the XP systems we are responsible for run on ancient hardware.

Any system that comes in now, is replaced with a Windows 7 box and we call it a day.
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02 May 2012   #20
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

HD video really does want a dual core.
Most the machines running xp I'm guessing are old single core Pentiums.
My last xp machine was a dual core, but the fx60 that was in it cost nearly a grand.
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