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Windows 7: Windows 7 Will Kill XP


20 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 
Windows 7 Will Kill XP

(It did here fast enough! )

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Windows 7 Will Kill XP

Slowly, but surely

By Marius Oiaga, Technology News Editor
18th of December 2009, 19:04 GMT



It will be Windows 7 to do the job Windows Vista failed at, namely to kill Windows XP. However, killing XP is a process rather than a single moment in time. Windows 7 will first erode XP’s market share and convert its audience. As XP’s usage rate will drop, less and less hardware manufacturers and software developers will offer support and compatibility of the latest versions of their products for the operating system Microsoft released in 2001. It will be Microsoft to hammer down the last nail in the XP coffin in 2014, when it will cut extended support for the platform entirely. At that time, users still running XP will be left to fend for themselves with no more updates, no more security patches, no more support.

A recent study from Gartner predicts that no less than 75% of corporate PCs will be running a 64-bit version of Windows by 2014 (via DailyTech). Such a scenario automatically implies that enterprises are now ready, and increasingly so, to discard Windows XP and 32-bit machines, for Windows 7 running on new 64-bit architectures which can take advantage of in excess of 4 GB of RAM.
More at: Windows 7 Will Kill XP - Slowly, but surely - Softpedia

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20 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I <3 the title :3
Let's just hope that it will really be happening though.
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20 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

i dont know i about that.... i know it took me a while to worm up to windows 7 after the failure vista has....i still have my pc at home running xp....if and that a big if i put windows 7 on my pc at home i will allways keep copies of windows xp....they will become handy one day
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20 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

xp has been dead since build 7000 of win 7 in our household lol!
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20 Dec 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
I <3 the title :3
Let's just hope that it will really be happening though.
i believe that the nails will be barbed, that way xp's coffin wont be opening up to give us zombie XP
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20 Dec 2009   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

It's hard for me to look back on XP fairly, because my old XP machine had a 1.63Ghz processor and 512MB of RAM. Now I am running a dual-core processor @3.924Ghz, with 64-bit 7 Ultimate and 4GB RAM.....a slight bump in capability.

I still think it's fair to say that I like 7 better though, even taking into account that I've barely scratched the surface of what I can do with it. I think it may cause my score on that Internet addiction test to turn for the worse, too.
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21 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
xp has been dead since build 7000 of win 7 in our household lol!
For me, XP was dead the day I went to Vista and didn't get the same unexplained freezing and crashing I had with XP, though I still didn't mind XP, but Windows 7 was the final blow.

I hope a lot of XP users do try 7 and do prefer it. It is starting to become time to upgrade, and I think Windows 7 is the OS to go to, even if you have a PC that's running fine with XP.
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21 Dec 2009   #8

 

only problem i have with 7 is the weird sleep bug i got..... where you put it to sleep, sometimes it just does not want to wake up, and the backup doesn't work either
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21 Dec 2009   #9

Windows Seven x64
 
 

I sure hope so!, I loved XP when it came out in 2001 (8 years ago!!) That's almost a decade!
To me Windows 7 is the next Windows XP it is here to stay...
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21 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I wouldn't compare 7 to XP from personal experience of watching the older version there crash quite frequently and lock up solid often to hard boot. When Vista came along it proved itself to be far more stable and saw a much needed improvement in regaining the desktop as well as being more secure.

By the time the RCs were on here it was time to say "Good Bye XP!" once and for all. I still have a pair of XP builds to salvage however. One will be set up for student use without any internet access and another will see all hardwares upgraded to run 7 Home Premium there.

The second out of those two was a newer build with Vista updates available while a new board with USB 3.0 support will be looked at. The retail Home Premium was a gift for a family member!
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