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Windows 7: Should I migrate to next OS after 2020?

05 Sep 2012   #21
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Have you activited your Windows 7 now?


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05 Sep 2012   #22
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Have you activited your Windows 7 now?
Have you activated yours?
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05 Sep 2012   #23
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Of course I have (ages ago actually). I was actually asking the thread starter, as it still says not activated.
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05 Sep 2012   #24
edwar

7 x64
 
 

So? There is nothing stating You Must Have the newest hardware and the latest OS to use a computer.
Until December 2011 I was using a Dell InSpiron 8200 running XP Pro as my notebook computer. Ran everyday at work, Traveled all over the country in the 10+ years I've had it and did all the things I needed it to do. It is still running and as good as the day I got it.
The programs I need to run to work still run on it and for some of them I had to install XP in a VM on Win 7 to keep using them (they still work and do what I need from them).

This whole thing of you need the latest and greatest is just Hog Wash.
You do know that right now there is No program made Specifically to run on only Windows 7. All programs available today will still install and run on XP and Vista.
Windows 7 will be good until I Decide to go to another operating system. Just because it is 5-10 years old does not mean it won't work anymore.



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I wonder the rationale behind stating "not activated" in a panel where you type stuff by hand. but nevermind.

Back to topic, who would prefer to keep windows 2000 over Win 7 or 8 nowadays? Same for Win7 in 10 years.
Been running XP for the last 10+ year and only mad the switch to 7 1.5+/- years ago on new hardware.

As it looks I'll be staying with both XP on older hardware, until that hardware fails, and 7 on my newest hardware, until that newer hardware fails, and then try staying with 7 with newer hardware.

That is unless MS DUMPS the Stupid Pad/Phone interface for desktop and notebook computers. Then we'll see.
considering we don't know the changes to come over the next 10 years i honestly don't know why you are trying to get hardware to last that long, 10 years ago ddr1 was the norm we are now 3 generations past that.

in a few years time storage manufacturers will go beyond sata 600 as a standard and move to higher rates as well as storage capacities increasing to the hundreds of tb's instead of just a couple, there is a reason windows 8 supports up to 300+ tb hdd's.

as to xp, frankly it's out of date and showing it's age, with an outdated kernal and lacking support from even microsoft themselves and no update to newer standards like html 5 or even support for what adobe are capable of doing it's a dead os and i mean that in the truest sence.

windows 7 will be good for a few years yet but i think we'll start to see reasons to change even when we don't want to, more than likely because of the latest and greatest hardware but thats somewhere down the road yet.
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05 Sep 2012   #25
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I agree with you, my PC is about 4 years old now and I'm not looking for a new one. It is still good enough for me.
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05 Sep 2012   #26
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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I agree with you, my PC is about 4 years old now and I'm not looking for a new one. It is still good enough for me.
About a year and a half ago, I decided to get my first laptop. It was a used one I got really cheap as it was new in 2002. As you might guess it is pretty slow but it was all right since I only used it to play on. -- Well a couple months ago I upgraded my desktop to a Core i3 with a SSD. That laptop seems so slow now I can't stand it. I have already started looking for something that is like my desktop. -- The old ones are fine and can be used for a long time. It is in all what you get used to.
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06 Sep 2012   #27
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

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in a few years time storage manufacturers will go beyond sata 600 as a standard and move to higher rates as well as storage capacities increasing to the hundreds of tb's instead of just a couple, there is a reason windows 8 supports up to 300+ tb hdd's.
holy cow! Really hope they make a faster checkdisk. It takes days to do a couple TBs attached through hotswap slots, go figure a couple hundreds. I also have some issues thinking how could you fill so much space, unless you are seriously into torrenting films anyway.

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as to xp, frankly it's out of date and showing it's age, with an outdated kernal and lacking support from even microsoft themselves and no update to newer standards like html 5 or even support for what adobe are capable of doing it's a dead os and i mean that in the truest sence.
It is still used (and will keep being used for a pretty long while) in cheapo diskless workstations that only run simple CAM (inventory database client programs, touchscreen cashiers, and so on).

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I agree with you, my PC is about 4 years old now and I'm not looking for a new one. It is still good enough for me.
most old hardware will last multiple decades without major issues, as long as you don't do stupid things like letting it run HOT or overclocking.

I really hope they keep the minimum requirements of their OS more or less the same for at least a couple iterations.

I've "saved" so much oldish hardware (also look at my specs, lol pentium D and geforce 6200) by just installing Win7 (with the evaluation code), sometimes adding a good second-hand LCD screen if it still had the old fat ones and showing off the owner how well it ran. Heck, I convinced more people to buy Win7 than to buy new hardware.
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