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Windows 7: Today XP Died

24 Apr 2010   #31
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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That was not neccessary. It might have been interesting for the next person.
Then why did you complain about it?
I did not complain. I just wanted to make you aware that the OP had already done the vLite reduction. I had the impression that you had missed that part. I was just trying to give a friendly hint.
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24 Apr 2010   #32
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

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That was not neccessary. It might have been interesting for the next person.
Then why did you complain about it?
I did not complain. I just wanted to make you aware that the OP had already done the vLite reduction. I had the impression that you had missed that part. I was just trying to give a friendly hint.
OK.
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24 Apr 2010   #33
Lee

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

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. [/QUOTE]

What size if your HDD (2.5 or 3.5).
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24 Apr 2010   #34
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

RIP XP, im gonna miss you.
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24 Apr 2010   #35
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

RIP XP. i'm NOT going to miss you.
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24 Apr 2010   #36
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Well I still have my XP drive since I can't get Elaboratebytes Clonedvd2 and Gamejackel pro to work on Seven 64 bit. And I paid for them before they put a 2 year limit on the licence. So I keep my XP to burn DVD's and that's about it. Until I get my laptop back from my Nephew then bye bye XP on this machine. Fabe
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25 Apr 2010   #37
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
I still have to keep XP around (or at least W2K3 Server) as a VM for these applications :

1) SAP DB applications on Oracle still need a 32 BIT OS ( I can run the front end SAPGUI from W7 X-64 no problem but the DB server still only runs on 32 bit OS'es PRIOR to W7 - I never used VISTA 32 bit so the W2K3 server is just fine.

2) I Rip my music to FLAC - but then still use Minidisc Players for portable music - and RECORDING devices. To get Music on to the MD device I create a "Virtual CD" from my FLAC music and "Burn" to MD with the simple burning application which ONLY runs on XP / W2K3 systems or earlier -- this software won't even run on VISTA. I'm not a big fan of hideously compressed MP3 formatted music -- ATRAC3 at 256 or 320 beats MP3 HANDS DOWN anytime even though it's a proprietary format.

3) I have some old "Blue Print" architectural printing devices -- the original Manufacturer has long since vanished so these devices will only rtun on earlier OS'es.

4) I still prefer WORD 2003 although the rest of the office suite I use 2007 and now 2010. It's still good to be able to fire up a Virtual machine running Office 2003 If I get into a tangle with the wretched ribbon in Office 2007 / 2010. Some of my work stuff also needs Office 2003 compatability so using 2003 from time to time I won't get suckered into using the new features which will cause problems when saving work documents.

I have a few other legacy programs such as Horse Racing and Financial trading stuff which is a bit to complicated to re-work for W7 -- these need the older .NET stuff and I'm not a programmer so they can stay on XP / W2K3.

I agree with everybody on these forums that W7 is a much nicer / better OS but there are still lots of perfectly valid reasons for keeping XP / W2K3 as a VM around for a good while yet. Modern hardware makes running Virtual Machines a real easy choice too -- the speed can be almost as fast as 100% Native OS operation too.

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Apr 2010   #38
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

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The only real application I was using which required XP or Vista 32 bit was Cool Edit Pro 2000 (which was used to record and convert all my reel to reel tapes, and records (45's and 33 1/3's to mp3, and wave format)).
i still use Cool Edit Pro 2.1 on 7 x64. so far haven't noticed any problems.
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30 Apr 2010   #39
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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The only real application I was using which required XP or Vista 32 bit was Cool Edit Pro 2000 (which was used to record and convert all my reel to reel tapes, and records (45's and 33 1/3's to mp3, and wave format)).
i still use Cool Edit Pro 2.1 on 7 x64. so far haven't noticed any problems.
Myself use Adobe Audition 1.5 on W7 x86. It tends to lock though (which results in a Win7 hard lock - not good)

On topic : For me, XP died when I switched to Vista in May 2008.
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