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Windows 7: Please, let Windows XP die with dignity

30 Sep 2013   #31
x BlueRobot

 

I've warned my step-dad about Windows XP support ending as soon as I heard about it, he said he would buy a new laptop when the time comes, which is fair enough in my opinion, since he usually just uses his iPhone to search things now.

Anyone, who needs support for older programs, could either look for a new alternative or run Windows XP in a VM without connecting the Internet.


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30 Sep 2013   #32
sfc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Still now there are a lots of desktop computers which are using Windows XP. Some people are used to using XP. XP will have to die as it was once born, but I think it should be given a little more time to live.
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30 Sep 2013   #33
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

How much longer? 13-14 years not long enough?
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30 Sep 2013   #34
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sfc View Post
Still now there are a lots of desktop computers which are using Windows XP. Some people are used to using XP. XP will have to die as it was once born, but I think it should be given a little more time to live.
Windows 7 is built around the same visual framework as Windows XP; Windows 8 is the only modern Windows operating system which strays away from this, hence one of the reasons many consumers have trouble with using Windows 8.
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30 Sep 2013   #35
Windows i7 920

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Personally, I hated Windows XP. I had nothing but issues with it, especially with USB stuff. Not to mention that it was (IMO) one of the ugliest GUIs in the history of the PC. Windows Vista was much less buggy for me, and I loved the style. Then with Windows 7... yes, Windows 7 is nice, but I don't like the taskbar as much as I liked the taskbar of Vista. Same goes for 8. Although, I do find the the whole tablet and desktop interfacing mixing to be very interesting. I have even found some productive ways of taking advantage of it.

For me, Windows 8 and Windows Vista are my two favorite versions of Windows.
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30 Sep 2013   #36
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sfc View Post
Still now there are a lots of desktop computers which are using Windows XP. Some people are used to using XP. XP will have to die as it was once born, but I think it should be given a little more time to live.
Do you feel lucky? That's precisely what another report about XP's retirement asks with a photo of Dirty Harry(Clint Eastwood) making a point. Microsoft Security Essentials download (86 and 64)

I have close friends here who for the longest time wouldn't even consider Vista let alone 7 or now 8 with 8.1 pending on the horizon. I wouldn't mind seeing 98SE stuffed on a second drive or VM but it's simply too old to use on a day to day basis not having seen any support now for a decade or so! Finally one friend is now constantly using a 7 laptop and another who bought an 8 laptop someone else didn't want only a few months after 8's launch date. He now has 7 installed rather XP or Vista on the older Vista case I passed along when his old XP case literally fell apart face plate falling off in pieces, etc.

For that friend he considered Vista since he had already bought a Vista laptop for his other half shortly before 7's launch. By the same token I had once been reluctant to rush into 98SE having liked 95 many moons ago but knew that day was coming and never regretted moving up from 95 back then. XP? soon turned into a headaches in numerous ways with all types of apps if something hung leaving you to hard boot out of The Blues(BSoDs). Vista brought in an improved crash control process being a newer OS plus being a more stable kernel but was growing in size promptly 7 to be refined and seeing the new MinWin kernel(more of a modular form) continued on in 8.

Advancements as well as overall improvements in things like security, reliability, and for the fan clubs performance are what you see when going newer as well as continued support moving onward from old to new as with any other software company. XP now is simply too old and soon to be forgotten by most who recognise the need to move forward.

Now as far as 8 and 8.1 soon to be MS decided to make a move into the tablet. Win Phone arena with the latest not simply because they were modernizing but looking to expand into other markets. Even Bill Gates expressed in one interview someone posted awhile back that he still favors "His Windows" and stated simply wait for Windows 9! Food for thought by the former MS CEO.
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30 Sep 2013   #37
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sfc View Post
Still now there are a lots of desktop computers which are using Windows XP. Some people are used to using XP. XP will have to die as it was once born, but I think it should be given a little more time to live.
By the way: Welcome to the Seven Forums!

:-)

XP will live on way past the end of support. Its use will decline as the hardware that it is running on fails.
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30 Sep 2013   #38
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I could still put 98 on a VM without issue showing how true that is. Besides older hardware failing however don't forget the newer hardwares board, expansion card for video, sound, tv tuner cards, printers, and all else will soon no longer see any driver support for the discontinued OS! This will even more true with the OEMs with their new and new to come models for desktops as well as laptops, tablets not offering any XP support either.

Now as for running XP or some other Legacy version on VM you can always see that but it wouldn't for much other then nostalgia since the old pc games especially those can't even detect sound cards or onboard sound since no drivers were even written as well as the limitations in those Golden Oldies. Likewise XP has limitations only expanded on further at this due to all the newer hardwares and devices that have come about over the years. SP3 was the last hope for XP there as it finally addresses a number of issues with the older version.

The XP die hard fans will no less want to continue running the older version but end up running into a countless list of snags once all support is dropped. So you can see how a form of Catch 22 dilemma will appear for anyone trying to keep XP alive for any period of time once this comes about.
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30 Sep 2013   #39
DreadStarX

Windows 8 64bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sfc View Post
Still now there are a lots of desktop computers which are using Windows XP. Some people are used to using XP. XP will have to die as it was once born, but I think it should be given a little more time to live.
XP's already had its time line extended by a year or so, once. Microsoft is ready to put their greatest OS to rest, where it can live in peace, in our memories.
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30 Sep 2013   #40
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Nooooo, I will miss XP. It was the first Windows OS I had. Well, good thing I upgraded my desktop computer to Windows 7 this year. But I actually know that some people that I know are still using Windows 2000 and Me and 98 and even 98. Goodbye XP. RIP XP
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