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Windows 7: Microsoft Sweetens 'Buy a New PC' Deal for Windows XP Users with $100


22 Mar 2014   #1

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Microsoft Sweetens 'Buy a New PC' Deal for Windows XP Users with $100

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Unfortunately, Microsoft has made it pretty difficult to figure out which PCs work with its $100 promotion.

Well, if the stick doesn't work, try the carrot. At least, that seems to be Microsoft's latest inspiration for getting the many, many users still clinging to Windows XP with 17 days to go before the operating system reaches end-of-life status to switch on over to a new operating system.

Or, in this case, a new computer.

Microsoft's latest promotion has the company dishing out a $100 on-the-spot discount for those looking to purchase a new PC or Windows Surface device priced at $599 or more. As always, there are a few catches with the promotion.
Read more Microsoft Sweetens 'Buy a New PC' Deal for Windows XP Users with $100 Savings | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

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22 Mar 2014   #2

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Desperation is a stinky cologne. MS will hate to have to admit that people are willing to risk not only their own computers safety, but business are also willing to risk other's information safety as well, rather than move to 8

People are creatures of habit, perhaps with a gradual change, maybe slowly including games or fun apps that require touch, without totally reinventing the OS/PC experience that we all have been used to for the past 15-20 years, they could have had some success, but essentially telling people its 8 or nothing, I believe the people have spoken and nothing it is.
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22 Mar 2014   #3

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

I have a friend.. in La. state of.. not city.. and his wifes boss still use '98 OS's.. hehe
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23 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberkey1 View Post
Desperation is a stinky cologne. MS will hate to have to admit that people are willing to risk not only their own computers safety, but business are also willing to risk other's information safety as well, rather than move to 8
What?

While some "home users" may be willing to do so, any business wanting to stay in business won't last long with that attitude, whether it's 8 or some other OS. Guaranteed.

Also the criticism that business aren't jumping on 8 is somewhat of a misnomer as this is simply standard procedure anyway, especially considering the OS is only a year or so old.

Yes, the new design of the OS may cause further pause, but it's not like it was going to immediately replace the existing OS's out there right away, even it if was an exact clone of 7.
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23 Mar 2014   #5

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberkey1 View Post
Desperation is a stinky cologne. MS will hate to have to admit that people are willing to risk not only their own computers safety, but business are also willing to risk other's information safety as well, rather than move to 8
What?

While some "home users" may be willing to do so, any business wanting to stay in business won't last long with that attitude, whether it's 8 or some other OS. Guaranteed.

Also the criticism that business aren't jumping on 8 is somewhat of a misnomer as this is simply standard procedure anyway, especially considering the OS is only a year or so old.

Yes, the new design of the OS may cause further pause, but it's not like it was going to immediately replace the existing OS's out there right away, even it if was an exact clone of 7.
Most ATMs will remain on Windows XP after Microsoft pulls plug on OS

This was one links that made me realize that businesses, not just small ones, are not switching. I thought A GUY posted something about a number of large companies (hospitals and offices) who are also not planning to switch.

i think it will be the smaller businesses that will be the biggest to watch out for like ;mom and pop restaurants, mechanics and private vendors

Government computers running Windows XP will be vulnerable to hackers after April 8 - The Washington Post

I'm sure they will upgrade....we hope
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23 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes, there are companies still using XP machines, but you need to realize what purpose they serve and how they are connected to other networks. While a local terminal my have an XP machine, it may be connected to a mainframe that is infinitely far more secure than the local XP terminal could ever be. And network security doesn't rely on Microsoft alone

When I was in the military we had all sorts of machines and depending on their usage/task would depend on what and where machines were upgraded. And not everything was tied into one system, which allowed us to keep using older OS's depending on the task. Example a small maintenance section's tool room inventory PC might have Windows 2000 installed, while say the command section had systems far more secure.

Same goes for big business. My local hospital may have Windows XP terminals for it's customers fill out forms or whatnot, but going higher up, systems get a lot more secure and access limited.

My point? Just because you see some companies using old OS's up front, doesn't necessarily tell the who story. In addition there's the whole upgrade thing as companies have to think about how those changes could not only affect it's customers, but it's business as well as security.

Anyway were getting off topic as this thread is about Microsoft trying to push it's latest OS. I just wanted to respond to your post.

Thanks.
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23 Mar 2014   #7

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RE: Corporate adoption ...
XP arrived in 2001. My work PC was still Win 2000 ... until 2005.
Vista arrive in 2006. My work PC never had that.
Win 7 arrived in 2008 (?). My work PC finally had that in 2011, when I turned in the lease-end laptop and got a replacement.
Office 2007 arrived in 2006/2007? I got it in 2010.

Business is driven by business need, not by a software vendor's release cycle.
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23 Mar 2014   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by margrave View Post
RE: Corporate adoption ...
XP arrived in 2001. My work PC was still Win 2000 ... until 2005.
Vista arrive in 2006. My work PC never had that.
Win 7 arrived in 2008 (?). My work PC finally had that in 2011, when I turned in the lease-end laptop and got a replacement.
Office 2007 arrived in 2006/2007? I got it in 2010.

Business is driven by business need, not by a software vendor's release cycle.
That's how it works
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