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Windows 7: Is Windows XP now considered rare?

22 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Is Windows XP now considered rare?

Is Windows XP now considered "rare" even though support for it stopped two years ago? Or is it still relatively common? To me, it seems to be getting rarer.
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22 Dec 2016   #2

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As of last month (Nov 2016) Windows XP still has more than 8% of the market share. It's still the third most popular operating system which means millions of computers are still using it. (Maybe tens of millions.)

Microsoft offered businesses the opportunity to pay for extended support into 2017. (Official support ended in April 2014.)

Custom Support Agreement
In the event that you do not expect to complete your migration prior to April 2014, as a last resort Microsoft offers a Custom Support option*. The Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 SP3 Custom Support Agreements include:
Critical security fixes included, for Windows XP important security fixes available at an additional fee
Premier Phone Support
Yearly subscription fee (retroactive) doubles in years 2 and 3
Source: Windows XP End of Life & Support Options – Microsoft Education in Virginia

And who knows how many computers are still running XP but aren't connected to the internet? I guess it's safe to say that XP is being phased out, but it's still a pretty popular operating system.
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22 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

So almost 1 out of 12 computers are still running Windows XP. That's still kind of rare.
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22 Dec 2016   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Another reason for the lingering on of XP is that it's fairly easy to pirate and so is in use a lot in China which slews some figures, (some comparisons try to remove Chinese data for this very reason) It's also still widely used in point of sale systems Tills, ATM machines Etc but these will never show in the comparisons as they are closed systems - Some point of sale systems are still using Windows 9.x systems
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28 Dec 2016   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

I have XP installed in vmware. M$ spams "UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10" window everytime I restart my vm :\
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18 Jan 2017   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
I have XP installed in vmware. M$ spams "UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10" window everytime I restart my vm :\
I believe you can do a google search around for a program to disable those prompts or do a manual registry edit to remove the prompts.. and various other methods of getting rid of it..
one program allows you to get rid of the prompt for good. and be able to re-enable if you ever wanted to.
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26 Jan 2017   #7

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM

I still have a fully functional Win XP box that I use for old games that do not port over to Win 7.

It will never get counted because I don't allow it on the Internet,. How do I get it counted?

Never mind.

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28 Jan 2017   #8

64, Windows8

Maybe Windows XP is back dated for most of the Windows 7 or 8 users. But you won't believe my uncle still using Windows XP. I tried several time to install Windows 7 in his PC but he is happy with XP.
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30 Jan 2017   #9

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

I just reinstalled windows xp on a friends all 2001 Dell something or whatever. It had a XP recovery drive, used that to reinstall XP. The only reason for the reinstall was because of the other fifty veracious. . .
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03 Feb 2017   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Not at all. It's still one of the most used operating systems here in my country. My old Pentium computer is failing now but I still use that operating system once I find a hard disk to install windows XP on it. Not really, it's still working well. I think this will still be used as Firefox announces that they will still support in until September. :)
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