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Windows 7: Australians scrap Microsoft XP usage faster than US, UK users

08 Feb 2014   #11
margrave

Size 12
 
 

As long as we're foisting irrelevant facts: I cut my grass today.


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08 Feb 2014   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Can you cut my grass too
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08 Feb 2014   #13
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I gave up on XP last week having built my fourth and last Windows 7 computer.

Sure wish I could make a few bucks on my unneeded retail XP disks.
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09 Feb 2014   #14
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Library Integration

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I have XP installed so that I can use Windows Live Photo Gallery (to tag images/scans) without it "running amok" (like it does in W7).

That reminds me.
I have a few hundred scans that I should tag.
I use the vista version 2011 of wlpg it's pretty docile ?
No issues I'm aware of in performance with win-7 ?
Cheers.
The problem is caused by the Library integration.

Unlike WMC, there doesn't seem to be a way to control which folders WLPG tries to index.
I have > 1 TB of pictures and videos on my PC.
It's horrifying to watch WLPG trying to index that lot (especially since I only need it for a couple of thousand specific images/scans, in one folder).

Since XP doesn't have Libraries, it lets you choose which folders you want to index.

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I gave up on XP last week having built my fourth and last Windows 7 computer.

Sure wish I could make a few bucks on my unneeded retail XP disks.
Since W8/8.1 are so despised, you probably could sell your XP discs.
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09 Feb 2014   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I really can't see what all the fuss is about

If you want to run XP until the NEXT millennium (Y3k !!) no problem - just run it in a VM - vmplayer or Vbox are FREE.

These solutions now have decent 3-D and graphics support so 99% of typical legacy apps will run with no problems whatsoever.

I have some perfectly good hardware (some expensive stuff too) that will still only run on XP =its fine in a VM.

Just keep the VM isolated from the Internet and it's fine - no need to worry about lack of security fixes either if you keep the VM isolated from your network / internet.

W7 will actually run better on a lot of older gear than XP anyway and the overhead of the VM isn't that huge for legacy applications (usually).

It's a no-brainer.

Cheers
jimbo
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09 Feb 2014   #16
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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Can you cut my grass too
I haven't seem my grass since the last week in Decmeber. I think it is still there under all that record breaking snow we have. I still have 4 or 5 XP virtual machines (Home, Pro and 64 bit) and a 14 year old Gateway that attempts to run XP. The rest of our machines are on 7. Got the in laws new machine built running 7 last Autumn so no more real XP in the family.
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