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

02 Sep 2010   #21
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

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I use XP mode on VMWare
Either that's a typo, or that would be EXTREMELY redundant.

You heard of XP mode on VirtualPC?

Well, I dumped VirtualPC because it ran slow and installed XP mode using VMWare.

Run XP Mode on Windows 7 Machines Without Hardware Virtualization - How-To Geek


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02 Sep 2010   #22
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

XP is dead and buried for me, XP takes way to long to reinstall and I never liked XP much at all anyway, no offence to anyone still using it....

I just tore apart my last original P4 XP machine so I could use the old box for one of my still very useful dual core's that I had laying around. I have a new ASUS socket 775 DDR3-DDR2 combo board and some GSkill DDR3 coming in the mail today for that one. It's going to have Windows 7 Ultimate on it and it's going to be my garage machine .

After that I'm setting up my old Dell P4 machine to use Windows VAIL server software, I had to add a 250GB drive to that one because VAIL requires at least 160GB. Those were the last two XP machines I had but XP's time has come and gone,...it's time to move on.
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02 Sep 2010   #23
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

my current laptop and desktop are W7 Pro.

But I have an old laptop with broken screen hooked up to my TV. I use that to watch Netflix etc. and that has XP and probably will have till it dies. If I had to use it for real stuff, I sure would switch to 7.

at work (where I do most PC time and most complex work) we still have XP and I hate hate hate it. Probably more due the fact that my applicatiosn have 8 GB recommended and I'm tinkering around with a 32-bit system... Frequent crashes etc.

But at work I also needed to install all kind of goofy tools that are standard in W7 (screen capture etc.) and my desktop looks very cluttered without the fancy W7 task bar.
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02 Sep 2010   #24
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
and my desktop looks very cluttered without the fancy Windows 7 task bar.
Make a new folder (on your desktop) with sub-folders in it. Clear the 'clutter' and get organized
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03 Sep 2010   #25
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I used XP from launchdate, until starting with the Beta of Seven, from that moment I knew XP for me was a dead duck, old hat, call it what you will, yes I had some software that didn't work, but its no good living in the past, bin it.

Theres plenty of excellent software on the market far in advance of the old stuff, maybe you can't afford it, but there is the freeware option in many fields.

No one really needs to be running old and unsupported software, its strange but I've found its the older silver surfer that is more up-to-date, than the younger ones, they seem to find it harder to accept change.

Odd very odd.
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03 Sep 2010   #26
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
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.

You heard of XP mode on VirtualPC?

Well, I dumped VirtualPC because it ran slow and installed XP mode using VMWare.

Run XP Mode on Windows 7 Machines Without Hardware Virtualization - How-To Geek
I don't think you are getting what I am asking. XP Mode IS a VM already...somewhat like VMWare. You don't need both to virtualize XP. If you want to virtualize XP, you can use XP Mode, assuming you have a compatable Windows 7 version. If you need to virtualize XP and other OSes, you'll need a full-blown VM app, like VMWare, VirtualPC, etc. You don't need both just to virtualize XP. VMWare shouldn't be entering the picture if you just want to have an XP VM on your existing system using XP Mode.
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03 Sep 2010   #27
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i will keep a workstation wth xp pro running on a dell gx 520 its ideal for the guest room
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03 Sep 2010   #28
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Either that's a typo, or that would be EXTREMELY redundant.

You heard of XP mode on VirtualPC?

Well, I dumped VirtualPC because it ran slow and installed XP mode using VMWare.

Run XP Mode on Windows 7 Machines Without Hardware Virtualization - How-To Geek
I don't think you are getting what I am asking. XP Mode IS a VM already...somewhat like VMWare. You don't need both to virtualize XP. If you want to virtualize XP, you can use XP Mode, assuming you have a compatable Windows 7 version. If you need to virtualize XP and other OSes, you'll need a full-blown VM app, like VMWare, VirtualPC, etc. You don't need both just to virtualize XP. VMWare shouldn't be entering the picture if you just want to have an XP VM on your existing system using XP Mode.
Wel,l I no longer have an XP Disk and key, so this is how I get to use XP. So I guess you misunderstood me, because it wouldn't make any sense to use it that way if I already had XP.
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03 Sep 2010   #29
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Wel,l I no longer have an XP Disk and key, so this is how I get to use XP. So I guess you misunderstood me, because it wouldn't make any sense to use it that way if I already had XP.
That's the benefit of XP Mode...that you don't need your own XP license...it gives you a fully functional copy. But my point was, to use XP Mode, you don't need/shouldn't need/shouldn't use VMWare. VMWare would be if you did have your own XP license to use, and also planned on using other OSes in VMs as well.
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03 Sep 2010   #30
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
Just a little tiddly teaser to see as much as we like W7 on this Forum who is still going to continue to run XP or Windows 2003 server on at least ONE machine - Real or Virtual and roughly for how much longer.

I am running full time a Windows 2003 server and a Windows XP pro box both as Virtual Machines and will probably run them for at least the next TWO years.

I have some old but VERY useful hardware such as a Plotter and an Archtects blueprint producing printer for which the manufacturers no longer exist but it works perfectly on the XP / 2003 server Virtual Machines.

Similarly I have an old Firewire Agfa negative (35 MM ) film scanner -- have got 1000's of old negs I want to digitise, and several Minidisc recorders who need XP to transfer music to MD. I LIKE these MD recorders and I'm not going to bin them yet.

So for me XP / W2003 server is staying AROUND. I might consolodate the XP system so I only keep W2003 server but that box is also running a Web MySQL application and a proxy VPN so I can logon to it wherever I am overseas so can get "localised" restricted content.

So although a VERY happy W7 user XP for me (and the 2003 server which is essentially the server version of XP pro) is staying around for a while even if only on a virtual machine.

Interested to hear what others keeping XP for a while are running on these machines.

Cheers
jimbo
Well, I used to work for a company that had to maintain a Win95 box because the call center had this one call center program they just wouldn't let go of and it would only work on Windows 95. While you now have the ability to do virtualizing for XP and 2003, what will come to head will mostly be software support for it in the long run.

What I found even more funny is, for instance, as hardware changes, and keeping legacy hardware as mentioned above... The problems of eventually having to abandon those legacy hardware due to the fact that certain interfaces will be lost forever, namely the old serial and parallel port interfaces. Laptops use to have serial interfaces and nowadays, you need to get a USB adapter for it, but eventually those will be relics as well.

The one thing I know that will eventually nip you in the butt will be the eventual "can't resurrect it" due to lack of legacy hardware/interface capability that visualization can't make up for.
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