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

25 Feb 2014   #21
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

As an old fashioned engineer I still buy into the adage "If it ain't broke don't fix it". If your hardware works just fine just let it run.

For running a simple file server XP runs OK -- don't connect it directly with the internet and you don't need to worry about security. I've some old kit that ONLY runs on XP --some of this kit would cost me over 25,000 USD to upgrade / replace and usually the modern software is HIDEOUS compared with the older stuff -- more bloat added and the interfaces usually dumbed down horribly.

Running XP as a VM works best --that way you can still use HUGE modern monitors -- I run a small Debian host with XP under VMware workstation - and the XP Virtual machine will probably STILL be around long after I've got rid of Windows 8.1 !!!!

There's still one or two hobbyist XP -64 bit sites around if you want to mess around with that OS too. Seems that a load of people will still keep writing drivers etc for XP long after Ms has abandoned it.

The VM solutions should enable both 32 and 64 bit XP versions to run for YEARS yet.

Cheers
jimbo


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25 Feb 2014   #22
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
. . let have a raise of hands of those who really and truly care whether those who wish to stay on Xp do just that. . .
My hand is decidedly down. I do not care.
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25 Feb 2014   #23
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
The VM solutions should enable both 32 and 64 bit XP versions to run for YEARS yet.
The only problem I foresee for the moment is the infamous year 2038 problem that plagues 32-bit software.
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26 Feb 2014   #24
Wenda

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

I have XP Home SP3 on the desktop machine (along with Vista) and it will be remaining there for the foreseeable future.

I also have XP Pro SP2 in V-Box on this machine (host is Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit, with the Update 1 preview installed).

It, also, will be remaining (tho will be updated, only installed 2 days ago).

I own and run many OSes, many of which are older than XP, so I'm not
particularly worried about lack of support.


Wenda.
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26 Feb 2014   #25
dukethedj

Windows 8.1 Pro x86 (Temporary)
 
 

I liked XP. I prefer win 7 for ease of use. Vista sucked. It did then and it does now. and win 8 it.... it...... *face palm*
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01 Mar 2014   #26
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
The VM solutions should enable both 32 and 64 bit XP versions to run for YEARS yet.
The only problem I foresee for the moment is the infamous year 2038 problem that plagues 32-bit software.
Hi there
I hope I won't need ANY OS by that date --or if I do I'll have "underlings" to do it for me while I sit back in the life of luxury !!!!!!!

Cheers
jimbo
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01 Mar 2014   #27
Lee

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
I have XP Home SP3 on the desktop machine (along with Vista) and it will be remaining there for the foreseeable future.

I also have XP Pro SP2 in V-Box on this machine (host is Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit, with the Update 1 preview installed).

It, also, will be remaining (tho will be updated, only installed 2 days ago).

I own and run many OSes, many of which are older than XP, so I'm not
particularly worried about lack of support.


Wenda.
2038. . .wow that isn't even in my life span. . . by then I probably won't even be much of a memory for most of the people I know. . .
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