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Windows 7: Today XP Died

23 Apr 2010   #11
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
For me, XP died 3 yrs ago.
likewise I think. I got Vista 64 as soon as it was released. Found Vista Forum. Installed 7 as soon as it appeared in beta and here I am.
I struggle on XP machines these days
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23 Apr 2010   #12
Casca

 

Lee, you have been separated for too long. This Jarhead was poking fun at a Navy Captain's insatiable need to fix things that are not broken. Or to paint perfectly good bulkheads.

I started another thread regarding my ATI TV card problem.

Now, I have to attend to my HoneyDo list. Something about painting all the red rocks yellow and the yellow rocks red.
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23 Apr 2010   #13
Lee

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

Casca, Yes it has been a long—twenty-four years, and besides I always did like a well painted ship. The only problem I had with Jarheads was having to clean up behind them after ruff seas.
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23 Apr 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My XP never died - because I never had one. But I keep Vista around (which I love). Main reason is because I could never get Gimp2 work right in Win7 and it works perfectly in Vista. Besides I sometimes need it to assist people on the Vista forum.
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24 Apr 2010   #15
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

It's certainly not dead in this house as my husband uses my old XP machine, he's quite happy with it so as long as it runs it will continue to be used.

It will be replaced when we have the money and I need a new machine, the rule in this house is I get the new and then it's a case of hand me down whatever I was using at the time.
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24 Apr 2010   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

XP is not dead here either. My wife uses it on her netbook and is perfectly content with it. It more than fills her needs for a computer.
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24 Apr 2010   #17
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
XP is not dead here either. My wife uses it on her netbook and is perfectly content with it. It more than fills her needs for a computer.
Yep... same here.

We tried W7 on our netbook (Acer Aspire One) and after repeated complaints of slowness we put XP back in... It's still slow, but not tragicly so...

The HTPC system (ASRock ION 330) is a great little lunchbox sized Mini-ITX machine with full 1080p capabilities. It runs only one program (MPC-HC) and works like spit on XP... but on Win7 it burbled and dropped frames like crazy. We tried WMP and WMC and that was worse by orders of magnitude... so it went back on XP too.

My Wife's machine is back on XP after some network hassles. Most of the family's laptops are still on XP, with one on Ubuntu and one Powerbook.

My own desktop system is now dual booting XP and 7... with XP as the primary. We had a lot --and I mean a LOT-- of problems updating to win7 and now the only time I fire it up is when nobody else is using the LAN...

I am increasingly aware this runs contrary to most people's experiences and am devoting a fair bit of free time to trying to figure out why... We have invested $1200 in Win7, planning a family-wide update, but until the problems can be resolved, XP is still very much alive and well in this household.
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24 Apr 2010   #18
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

As I wait for Explorer to restart, I type this.

I miss Win7.. it's hard for me to want to keep XP after being forced to downgrade back to XP due to hard drive issues. I'm so used to the features in 7, along with the stability I've found in it. Plus, how am I to develop programs for Windows 7 when I am not running Windows 7?

Sadly still using XP.
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24 Apr 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
As I wait for Explorer to restart, I type this.

I miss Win7.. it's hard for me to want to keep XP after being forced to downgrade back to XP due to hard drive issues. I'm so used to the features in 7, along with the stability I've found in it. Plus, how am I to develop programs for Windows 7 when I am not running Windows 7?

Sadly still using XP.
Did you explore whether you could run Win7 in e.g. Virtual Box. I did that with the Beta and the prerelease and that worked very well. My tutorial in this zip folder will tell you how (just note that this tutorial is over 1 year old and there might be slight differences).
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24 Apr 2010   #20
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Did you explore whether you could run Win7 in e.g. Virtual Box. I did that with the Beta and the prerelease and that worked very well. My tutorial in this zip folder will tell you how (just note that this tutorial is over 1 year old and there might be slight differences).
Thank you for the tutorial, but my hard drive issue is that it's only 18 gigabytes in size. I would have about 80% of the hard drive covered by 7 alone. At the moment, I only have 3 gigabytes left with XP installed.
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