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Windows 7: Mainstream Support for Windows Vista Ends Today

10 Apr 2012   #1

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Mainstream Support for Windows Vista Ends Today

Over the weekend, Microsoft began a two-year countdown to the extinction of Windows XP (end of Extended Support), encouraging XP holdouts to move to Windows 7. Now it’s the turn of Vista holdouts to seriously contemplate upgrading to Windows 7, for today (April 10, 2012) is the last day of the hugely unpopular XP successor’s mainstream support phase....
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Maximum PC | Mainstream Support for Windows Vista Ends Today

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10 Apr 2012   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64

I just can't get some of my friends to stop using XP. They're in big harm, but they still think it's faster ande simpler. And some even think that the only major changes in Windows 7 is aero. :[
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12 Apr 2012   #3

windows XP

Wow this is interesting. I still use XP on one computer. My other computers are all Win7. I tend just to change operating systems when I change the computers.

Does anyone besides me find this is freaky?

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12 Apr 2012   #4

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
We've still got till Apr 2014 (not 2013 but 2014) before support ends -- and in computing that's almost a Geological AGE away.

Individuals can change OS'es just like that -- corporates are the one's who need to "Ship Up or Out".

For some things on a VM I can still see myself using XP even long after "Xp Official support" ends. Otherwise I actually on other machines quite like W8 CP.

Don't create "Panic" when none is due. Come May 2014 when support for XP has finally ended -- it wont suddenly stop working -- this isn't the "Millenium Y2K scare" all over again.

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12 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

Windows XP doesn'r support IPv6, correct? When was that supposed to be rolled out?
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13 Apr 2012   #6

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Windows XP doesn'r support IPv6, correct? When was that supposed to be rolled out?
That's not really an issue if you go via an ISP and enter a domain name since the ISP will do the necessary conversion automatically. (That's what their DNS servers are for !!).

It's only a problem if you need to enter an actual IP address or you have your own DNS servers.

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13 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

There is nothing wrong with sticking to Windows Xp or Vista. I still love XP although something is holding me to windows 7. Although there is at some point that you have to give up the old and welcome the new. This is just my two cents.

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13 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit SP1

I always found Windows Vista to be under-rated. It was reasonably fast and had major improvements compared to XP in my opinion. I liked it and it served me well for a few years until I upgraded to Windows 7.

I think one of the reasons it was so unpopular is that the hardware requirements for Vista were so much higher than XP, so lots of XP computers either couldn't run it or ran it very slowly.
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13 Apr 2012   #9

Win7 Ultimate x64

How will Microsoft’s ending of support for WinXP effect Windows XP Mode in Vista and Win7?

Specifically, when I make a clean install of Vista or Win7, after support for WinXP has ended, will I still be able to get service packs and updates for WinXP Mode?
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13 Apr 2012   #10

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Don't know about xpmode - I expect so as they are ( optionally )part of the later os.

Vista will continue to get security updates till 2017, I believe.

Those of us who like it still have a bit of time to enjoy it.
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