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Windows 7: Who is running and will continue to run XP / W2003 server

02 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I have several old servers that are running Server 2003 SP2, and there's little or no reason to go through an upgrade, nor to justify the down time or cost. They are slowly being replaced with newer, more powerful servers running Server 2008 R2, however.

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02 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

I eliminated my home server (Win 2003) and all machines running XP about 6 months ago. I won't be going back. If there's something that won't work on 7, I'll find something else to use that will.
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02 Sep 2010   #13


I use XP mode on VMWare just for testing out any new applications, other than that don't see the point. I love Windows 7. I intend to keep up with technology, although I'm still holding on to a DualCore, I plan on skipping right threw to AMD SixCore processor soon....
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02 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
I use XP mode on VMWare
Either that's a typo, or that would be EXTREMELY redundant.
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02 Sep 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
I plan on skipping right threw to AMD SixCore processor soon....
Are you really stuck on AMD...because for less money you can get a core i5-750 or corei5-760 which equals our outperforms it. And yes, I did say less money.. in this case, Intel has the edge not only on performance, but price.
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02 Sep 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

I have an old laptop running XP. However, it seems I will be getting a new one towards the end of the year, that one will naturally run 7. That's the end of XP in my home. I do however have an old desktop running Win2K - this one shows no signs of illness (unlike the dying laptop) and so there is no need to change anything there.

I must say that I have very few bits of software - some old 16-bit stuff - that won't run on 7. I use them so very rarely, that this alone would not be a reason to keep an old OS. However, the old PC is better left with its old OS in my opinion, which is what I do. I do not upgrade OSs, I just get new PCs with new ones.
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02 Sep 2010   #17


I run XP with the Virtual PC VM (which is pretty good, easily comparable to Sun's xVM; the shutdown is much slower, however). I need it for a few apps which don't run on 7 such as my (2010) cell phone's software. Can't believe new software doesn't work with 7...stupid. I'd rather use a VM which can access my drives locally, than deal with an extra 200-300w wasted and using the network for transfers if I were to use a separate PC. I do have my old PC running Slackware, because sometimes you just need a Linux environment to do stuff.:P I can't stand dual boot - so inefficient.
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02 Sep 2010   #18
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I have an XP Home sp3 running on a Compaq Presario. It works just fine, so it gets to stay as it is
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02 Sep 2010   #19
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

Same here Jacee, my husband uses that machine, it was my old one, he gets the hand me down Any new machines I get so as the XP works perfectly and is adequate for his needs until it dies and we can afford a new one we will carry on using it.

Of course when we can afford a new machine he'll get this one of mine and I'll have the new one so then we'll both be using Windows 7, unless 8 is out then I'll be using that
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02 Sep 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have 2 laptops that run XP pro. The wife prefers her laptop to stay XP as that is what she is used to although she is getting used to Win7 on my desktop. My laptop has XP on 1 drive (I keep it updated but not used) and Win7 on the main drive that is used. Guess I will keep them as they are until they die.

Most of my neighbors all run XP and have no interest in changing until the computers die, so, I will be supporting XP for a long time yet I guess.
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