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Windows 7: Hell no, we won't go: 10 reasons some XP users refuse to upgrade


21 Feb 2014   #1

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Hell no, we won't go: 10 reasons some XP users refuse to upgrade

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Windows XP support may be ending soon, but there are a whole lot of folks who refuse to abandon the soon-to-be sunk ship. These are their stories.
http://www.zdnet.com/hell-no-we-wont...de-7000026539/


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21 Feb 2014   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

. . let have a raise of hands of those who really and truly care whether those who wish to stay on Xp do just that. . .
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21 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I currently have two installs of Windows XP that I use on a regular basis:

* My Pentium 4 machine which runs Windows XP Pro. It's been running like a champ all the way since ~2004 and I have no intention at all of retiring it; in fact, it's currently the oldest computer in the house that is still in active service and I personally regard it with high respect as the "high elder" of the computers on the home network. These days I use it as a secondary IRC client, for Skype, and for browsing wikis when my main machine is otherwise completely preoccupied.

* My Japanese Windows XP Pro virtual machine that I run on my main Windows 7 machine (the one listed in my system specs), I use it for playing Japanese games that hate running through AppLocale/NTLEA or just hate running on Windows 7 in general.

Both XP installs are going strong with clear reasons for being there, and I have absolutely zero intentions of retiring, replacing, or upgrading them. My P4 machine might suffer from failed capacitors on the mobo some day, but even that time has still yet to come.
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21 Feb 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I wonder what that RoboLinux will do different than e.g. running any Windows under e.g. VMware Player on any Linux host. And the fact that the Linux host is pretty immune to malware does not mean that the guest system is.

Fortunately it is very simple to backup a virtual system. In VMware Player you just copy one folder to a safe place - is easier than imaging. If something goes wrong, you retrieve that folder and reconnect it to the Player. An operation of a couple of minutes.

But all of that would not make XP any safer. It is just easier to recover. Another story would be if the XP user migrated to Linux all together. But that is another scenario.
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21 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

From looking at DistroWatch's page on Robolinux, it would seem that Robolinux is just a Debian deriative with VirtualBox preinstalled and preconfigured. I would say those IT "consultants" and "gurus" mentioned are some snappy salespeople, if anything.
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21 Feb 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
From looking at DistroWatch's page on Robolinux, it would seem that Robolinux is just a Debian deriative with VirtualBox preinstalled and preconfigured. I would say those IT "consultants" and "gurus" mentioned are some snappy salespeople, if anything.
Right, that's what it sounded like. They found some really innocent customer. And the worst part is that this customer is not any safer now than before - he was just lucky up to now. I wonder what moron that customer's IT guy is who approved this setup. A simple daily or periodic imaging procedure would have done the same with less hassle.
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21 Feb 2014   #7

win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

For me, win 7 upgrade is good simply for performance...cant beat it.. If any need or wanna stay on Xp...fine. I wont. This idea that 7 is not affordable sounds silly. I downloaded a pro 7 32 iso, burned and installed for 61 bucks. If anyone can get around the 7 upgrade and stay on XP...or whatever...power to 'em
jim
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21 Feb 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Where did you get that iso for 61 bucks. I hope you did not get a lemon.
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22 Feb 2014   #9

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I think we would still have windows xp if our family desktop PC hadn't malfunctioned. One day it simply wouldn't boot up. We still have the PC, but it isn't functional. We had an old printer that we used, and that hardware would only run in XP and not in any newer OS. But we sold that printer and now we have a wireless one. And everyone has Windows 7.
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22 Feb 2014   #10

Win7 64
 
 

Will M$ loose out on this?
Probably not..

If they don't upgrade to Win8, then there's Windows 7, or Win9, or the next.....
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