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Windows 7: Windows XP diehards: Can you survive the April 2014 deadline?

10 Jun 2013   #21
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

1. you can find other freeware disk burners (among a ton of other good freeware), here.

2. I know of that issue. The only solution is getting another (different) DVD burner, it's a rare enough issue that should not happen again to you. You can get one for near-free by scavenging older PCs or notebooks and as you said they are rather cheap nowadays (as long as it does not do bluray).
As I said when discussing it some months ago in another thread, if it was anywhere near prevalent, MS would be scrambling all its staff to fix it before its HQ got overrun by angry mobs with torches and pitchforks.

3. depends from what you need to save. I have double backups (one internal HDD one external HDD) plus critical stuff backed up on Dropbox, yet so far no HDD died on me (and even if it did I would notice and replace it before real data loss). IF you need to keep dozens of copies at different ages, then yeah, DVDs are the only possible route.


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10 Jun 2013   #22
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Support ends, nothing more is done with it by M$.

BUT......

It's not like XP just croaks and refuses to boot on 4/9/14, that would most amusing.

M$ abandoned Windows 7 gadgets already, which to me was pretty pathetic.
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10 Jun 2013   #23
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Shhh! You are giving them good ideas!
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11 Jun 2013   #24
jgiels

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I really liked the gadgets, choice of what I wanted on my desktop. For M$ to end it pissed me off.
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11 Jun 2013   #25
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jgiels View Post
I really liked the gadgets, choice of what I wanted on my desktop. For M$ to end it pissed me off.
Me too, so I put them back.

8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8

Hope this is of use to you.


Wenda.
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11 Jun 2013   #26
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Well, after those will have to buy an anti-virus security suite...doing the patching job, if they do not want upgrade.
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11 Jun 2013   #27
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

BP Oil UK are still using Windows XP, I hope this changes soon
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11 Jun 2013   #28
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Keeping the old XP for my Husband and guests to use.
Been with MS Security too long to let them get out of the gate LOL!
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14 Jun 2013   #29
x BlueRobot

 

Most of the computers at my college are still running Windows XP with no problems. The computers are slow at times, in comparison to some the Windows 7 machines we I usually get a chance to use but I doubt the college will replacing the XP machines any time soon.
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18 Jun 2013   #30
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

I'm not worried about this deadline, I am as of mow, saving the most important updates manually for implementation.

The things that may be problematic are the Dot Net updates. But lately I have found a release of XP that someone put together that includes added drivers and all of the most recent updates slipstreamed into the installer. I'm wondering how Microsoft will handle the Activation, will they release the OS so that it can be activated without connecting to the net, of will XP suddenly not be able to be activated?

I Wish Microsoft would update the OS so that it can have IE9 loaded, which works much better than IE8. So far, I've been using Chrome and that works just fine.
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