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Windows 7: Are you forced to use XP at work?

18 Nov 2009   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

At my current job, I'm using a Dell laptop with Vista Enterprise on it. Prior to starting this job in Jan of 2009...I worked for a company and used XP by choice as I didn't want to use Vista.

The biggest issue that I can see in your post really is the crappy hardware. I've been fortunate to work in software development shops that cannot keep super old hardware around for all that long...so upgrades came every 18-36 months. For me, I think the slow hardware would be the bummer rather than the actual OS. I think I could work just fine on XP, Vista or 7. There really isn't all that much in Windows 7 that would make me more proficient or able to do my job in all honesty.
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18 Nov 2009   #12
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Tip: If you are able to get into your BIOS setup on your systems, disable any hardware such as COM (serial) and parallel printer ports, floppy drive (if your system doesn't have one). This will free up valuable resources and, if your system is low on memory, it can make a difference, albeit a small one. The best way to improve performance, though, will be to install more RAM.
Good idea Dwarf, I had not thought of this. Thanks.
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18 Nov 2009   #13
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

99% companies in India uses XP and will continue to use XP come what may.
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18 Nov 2009   #14
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
99% companies in India uses XP and will continue to use XP come what may.
For how long? Past the support end date? Some companies might.....pretty dangerous.
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18 Nov 2009   #15
Scotteq

Windows 7 (x64)
 
 

XP at work here, as well. SP2, even.

And yeah, I share the pain of the earlier poster who's saddled with Internet Exploder 6. You know it's bad when there are sites which tell you "Your Browser is Outdated", provide a link to get a new browser, and then steadfastly refuse to do anything else. And, of course, corporate standards being what they are I'm not even allowed to install IE7. There's work I have to do from home because of this. Just got a new cellular, and am seeing if I can ue the cellphone to download the files I need and then eMail them to myself at my work addy.

*SO* annoying....
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18 Nov 2009   #16
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
99% companies in India uses XP and will continue to use XP come what may.
For how long? Past the support end date? Some companies might.....pretty dangerous.
Many companies here uses win 2000 even today.
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18 Nov 2009   #17
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

You shouldn't complain. I am using Vista @ work. :-(

I want to use 7.
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18 Nov 2009   #18
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
You shouldn't complain. I am using Vista @ work. :-(

I want to use 7.
Id take Vista just for the IE7 lol now what does that say.

Scotteq just do what I do refuse to do the work due to the tech limiting you, hell i tell them if you want me to do it from home you better be increasing my pay by x2.
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18 Nov 2009   #19
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
You shouldn't complain. I am using Vista @ work. :-(

I want to use 7.
Id take Vista just for the IE7 lol now what does that say.
Perhaps it says you aren't aware that IE7 runs on XP? LOL
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18 Nov 2009   #20
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
99% companies in India uses XP and will continue to use XP come what may.
For how long? Past the support end date? Some companies might.....pretty dangerous.
Many companies here uses win 2000 even today.
2000 was a pretty solid OS...
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