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Windows 7: Back to XP!

21 Apr 2009   #51
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
One thing I was trying to explain before was seeing more stuff actually running on 7 but not on Vista that was written for XP or even older! Burning software written specific for XP now working on 7.
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yes, i will have to agree alot with that statement.

this is a plus for the proXP antiVista ppl like myself... and well, i have just stuck to 7000 and have down pat for most part, and not a whole lot is going to change from 7000 to where i will be totally lost on a new OS. I Will hopefully be pleasantly suprised when it DOES happen

then i can start ranting at daemon and evenbalance fairly


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21 Apr 2009   #52
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The latest 7077 saw a large improvement over the 7000 showing some interesting progress since the 7000 there. I have a feeling the RC once out will actually have a few pleasant surprizes in store.
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22 Apr 2009   #53
kintomaniac

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

i cannot even think of going back to xp. i just love windows 7. i think my comp works better with windows7 and even looks good
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22 Apr 2009   #54
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The latest 7077 saw a large improvement over the 7000 showing some interesting progress since the 7000 there. I have a feeling the RC once out will actually have a few pleasant surprizes in store.
C'mon awesome easter eggs!
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22 Apr 2009   #55
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

With the 7077 finally seeing the capability of recording video with the tuner card here XP is ancient history once the finished 7 is out! Gee then I can dual boot Vista with 7 on one drive and create a nice array with the two others leaving the 4th for storage. That would work nicely!!!
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22 Apr 2009   #56
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

why dual boot? Once win7 is out move over completely and forget old OSs
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22 Apr 2009   #57
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Once the software side of things finally comes along not seen with Vista I expect XP will simply wane to past memories rather fast. .................
Hi there
probably not as fast as some would like.

There's a HUGE amount of Professional legacy hardware out there still in daily use and serviceable for many years. For a lot of this stuff the manufacturer is no longer in business or simply won't bother with new drivers because the hardware is either "Too Old", "Obsolete" or more usually "Replaced with a newer model with more features".

This stuff is quite expensive -- I'm talking here about "Plotters", CAD Blue print drawing equipment, TASCAM PRO MiniDisc recorders, High end negative Film scanners, Professional Recording Studio equipment etc etc. This gear isn't in the typical consumer range and often costs 1000's of dollars, euros, roubles, Kronor etc etc.

It's very easy sometimes when logging on to Forums like these which are for the most part read by home hobbyists so they might be isolated from this type of equipment - but in the wider world it's often not realized exactly how much "Eseoteric High end Hardware" there IS out there -- and this stuff can't be replaced like "your 35 GBP printer won't work under W7 -- go and buy a new one".

A lot of this stuff could still be around (and functioning) in 20 years time.
Fortunately this type of gear usually works on XP Virtual machines - but don't expect XP to disappear any time soon whatever the merits of W7.

XP will outlast VISTA by at least 2 generations I'd suspect.

Cheers
jimbo
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22 Apr 2009   #58
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The fact that XP stuff in a large variety is working on 7 for the 32bit side at least while Vista wouldn't the same from XP shows the 32bit 7 is the one that will be the one to see multiple generations as the last 32bit OS from MS. If you want see older versions still running you still have old Fat16/NT networking still in use as well as people still running 9x!

Since about 50% of the MS growth comes through office products leaving Windows to the other 50% there companies seeing regular periodic upgrades separate office from shop. In manufacturing the orders go out to dept. heads from current OSed/softwared equipment to existing boat anchors sitting on a foreman's desk. But those are network editions going from NT, 2000 Pro, XP Pro in some applications, Server 2003, 2005, Server 2008 on it's way often seen there not the desktop editions.

Even for the average consumer when a new version comes out your typical dial-up modem sees what? Builtin driver support as the upgrade or fresh install of Windows detects a modem that's been around for some time seeing drivers for that or generic substitutes used.

What 7 is seeing over Vista however is more backward support for XP drivers otherwise the tv tuner card in use here for one item would be history real fast. Until lately XP had it's clear cut purpose mainly for things not supported in Vista but suddenly supported in 7. Besides I could use the XP drive for beta testing 8 in a few years with 7 being the main OS!
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