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Windows 7: Windows 7 Update Ends Chance to Revert to XP

09 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Update Ends Chance to Revert to XP

The clock is ticking on the demise of some downgrade rights for Windows 7, an analyst said Thursday.

Windows 7 Update Ends Chance to Revert to XP - PCWorld

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09 May 2010   #2

Wds 7 32.bit Ultimate
 
 

I still don't understand WHY people want to go back to The OLD OS while they can have a nice fast wds that they already paid for it.....
Maybe ...they are used to the OLD Xp ...i get it ...
But is it time to move on and learn some new better stuffs...?
"Stop wasting your money ...people ..."
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09 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Technically XP is faster than Windows 7, but then again, it's not nearly as complex and feature rich either.
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10 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Not to mention that some apps just won't work in 7. I support a large corporation and I know that one of the apps they use requires Oracle 8i which will not install on Win. 7, only Oracle 11 does.
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10 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Technically XP is faster than Windows 7, but then again, it's not nearly as complex and feature rich either.
i think it depends on your equipment.... for instance, My PC was built in the "late Vista" period and its just not built to run XP.... i actually tried, and had so many issues it was unbelievable, not just with with drivers, but even getting the damn thing to register XP at all. faster? not really... as the extra effort of making it work easily lost me a week....
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10 May 2010   #6

Wds 7 32.bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Technically XP is faster than Windows 7, but then again, it's not nearly as complex and feature rich either.
i think it depends on your equipment.... for instance, My PC was built in the "late Vista" period and its just not built to run XP.... i actually tried, and had so many issues it was unbelievable, not just with with drivers, but even getting the damn thing to register XP at all. faster? not really... as the extra effort of making it work easily lost me a week....
Same here .... my laptop came with Wds "suck" vista home prem.....
I had to tweak most of every "Fricking" thing to get it to work the way i like ..
As the mater of fact ...i belive M$ owes us who bought that Wds"suck" vista ...and give us some rebate for wds7 ...don't you think ...? Can U hear me ..M$ ..?
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10 May 2010   #7

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I find 7 to run much faster on this system than XP did. Probably because I edited and deleted so much junk I never used before I actually installed it...

XP ran on idle about 60% of my 1 gig RAM, whereas 7 uses around 30% using the same third party apps on both OS's.

Now that I figured out how to make the install smaller to fit on my hand-me-down computers, I will never go back to XP, unless somehow my "fixed" copies of 7 get destroyed. So my personal opinion is that this is an excellent move for Microsoft (finally).
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10 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7101 View Post
I still don't understand WHY people want to go back to The OLD OS while they can have a nice fast wds that they already paid for it.....
Maybe ...they are used to the OLD Xp ...i get it ...
But is it time to move on and learn some new better stuffs...?
"Stop wasting your money ...people ..."
It is not that we want to go back to an old OS, but that we have to for now. I work in an environment that has Windows XP on thousands of machines. We have a lot of propriety software that will need to be upgraded or replaced. There is no way I can just across the board replace every machine with Windows 7. We also have to upgrade DCs, Print Servers, Gateways etc. all to work with Windows 7. Typically this downgrade is for the Corp Enterprise world. It gives us the ability to buy new machines (typically a 100 at a time) with a Windows 7 licenses but downgrade it to Windows XP to work in our environment until all the upgrades are in place. We then can go back to the new machines with Windows 7 license and upgrade them without needed to buy a Windows 7 license.

But from a home user point of view this makes no sense why would you buy a Windows 7 machine with a downgrade rights. When a home user buys a Windows 7 machine (typically 1 machine at a time) they are READY for Windows 7 and donít need the downgrade rights.
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10 May 2010   #9

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar
But from a home user point of view this makes no sense why would you buy a Windows 7 machine with a downgrade rights. When a home user buys a Windows 7 machine (typically 1 machine at a time) they are READY for Windows 7 and donít need the downgrade rights.
I agree, having a home user downgrade to XP (To me, a waste of money) You have a wonderful up to date hardware, and you use an operating system that uses old hardware and probably won't work right away.

But with the business side, I really think they should be putting on some pressure and there application developers because XP is not going to last forever!
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10 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar
But from a home user point of view this makes no sense why would you buy a Windows 7 machine with a downgrade rights. When a home user buys a Windows 7 machine (typically 1 machine at a time) they are READY for Windows 7 and don’t need the downgrade rights.
I agree, having a home user downgrade to XP (To me, a waste of money) You have a wonderful up to date hardware, and you use an operating system that uses old hardware and probably won't work right away.

But with the business side, I really think they should be putting on some pressure and there application developers because XP is not going to last forever!
We can put pressure on them but are you going to pay the 10 million for the upgrade for the 100 propriety software we have and old hardware that needs an upgrade?? Last I checked Hardware and software is not free.

Home users don't understand the major changes we have to go through to put a new OS out. This is nothing like your home PC. We have to make everything work together and keep employees productive. I have to make sure the computer connects to a network and be secure, connect to unsecure networks as securely as possible, connect to trusted networks (tokens and keys), I have to make sure the machine can print to printers, copiers, fax machines, main frame printers, mid-range printers, make sure the machine can scan from network scanners, local scanners, make sure they have access to share drives, shared documents, collaboration, make sure they have access to corporate email, calendaring, voicemail, connection to DC, GC, KMS, LDAP, AD, make sure they can use their logon script (Windows XP very different than Windows 7), make sure they have VPN access, mobile computing, PDA, and SmartPhone support. This is just a scratch on the surface and not to mention Windows 7 64Bit. The corporate world needs XP downgrade rights until everything can be put in place and especially giving corporate the time to come up with the money.
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