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Windows 7: 66% of all Windows users still use Windows XP

05 Oct 2010   #21
timofort

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Usage share of operating systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In September, XP represented 54 % of all Windows with median method, and 48 % of all OSes.

Enterprise market surely explains why XP is still the most used OS. OMHO, as 7 won't have SP1, XP marketshare will stay very important, contrary to MS wishes.


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05 Oct 2010   #22
habibi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote from another forum: "MS is re-releasing the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade 3-packs for the first anniversary of Win7.

Amazon has it for $140 shipped, limited to one per buyer."

What are you waiting for???
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05 Oct 2010   #23
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

My dad business still runs XP. He says it times for a new computer, but he simply cant afforded it. He tryed stealing my copy of Windows 7

Also there is this shop in my local mall, and you can see its computer screen and they still use Windows 2000 or older, reasons i know this is because task bar is gray and the start menu has the old windows logo with the lines coming off the flag
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05 Oct 2010   #24
ACR731

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Curious which app? Many people refuse change, I've yet to come across that one application or one driver that refuses to work in Windows 7.

I work in public safety and the app is a from a private vendor. It will run on Win7 x32, but it is very sluggish and extremely slow. Win7 x64 was even worse. The performance is so bad it prompted me to find an alternative so that I could continue using Win7 x64.

Dual boot was an option, and I tried it for a short time, but having to reboot back and forth became tedious. I then tried the XP mode and so far that has been the best option. I get to keep Win7 running and can quickly switch to XP when needed.
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05 Oct 2010   #25
ACR731

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
My dad business still runs XP. He says it times for a new computer, but he simply cant afforded it. He tryed stealing my copy of Windows 7

Also there is this shop in my local mall, and you can see its computer screen and they still use Windows 2000 or older, reasons i know this is because task bar is gray and the start menu has the old windows logo with the lines coming off the flag

We still have some servers running WinNT 4 where I work. Talk about prehistoric.....
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05 Oct 2010   #26
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACR731 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Curious which app? Many people refuse change, I've yet to come across that one application or one driver that refuses to work in Windows 7.

I work in public safety and the app is a from a private vendor. It will run on Win7 x32, but it is very sluggish and extremely slow. Win7 x64 was even worse. The performance is so bad it prompted me to find an alternative so that I could continue using Win7 x64.

Dual boot was an option, and I tried it for a short time, but having to reboot back and forth became tedious. I then tried the XP mode and so far that has been the best option. I get to keep Win7 running and can quickly switch to XP when needed.
Did you try running it in compatibility mode? If you did and I missed it just ignore this post?
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05 Oct 2010   #27
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

In my company, we are about to jump on the W7 train. Starting next week, Dell will supply us new computers and disc images to install on our offices and manuf plants. Problem is, we already know some software is not yet supported and for those, no XP Compatibility, but pure XP. I believe about 30% of all our machines will stay using XP -- that still accounts for a couple thousand machines worldwide...
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06 Oct 2010   #28
Duckeenie

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

An additional reason could be that there is no pressing need to upgrade hardware anymore, 3-4 yr old core 2 duo's that came with XP or Vista are still fine for most people. Most people only get a new OS when they purchase a new machine.
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06 Oct 2010   #29
ACR731

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

Did you try running it in compatibility mode? If you did and I missed it just ignore this post?

Yep, I did that. It didn't make any difference whatsoever.
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06 Oct 2010   #30
DaveSeven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

And there was me thinking Win 7 was still selling like hot cakes! I like it anyway, I quite liked Vista, I was never too keen on XP. I'm in a bit of a minority there I believe.
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