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Windows 7: Windows XP: Kill it, bin it, upgrade it

14 Jul 2010   #31
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Just playing Devil's Advocate here, but a couple thoughts to consider:

1) Lots of small-to-medium sized business are in no rush to upgrade something which already works. Your typical office manager who is in charge of procurement is not going to be interested in features which they probably don't understand anyway and won't be too keen on having to learn how to support a new OS. I had to buy four Win7 licenses to upgrade my household (one netbook came with XP SP3 and will stay there until I get the urge to really learn Linux) and it cost me over $400 to make the switch. Multiply that expense by a factor of ten, then throw in having to support 40 end users who never had the chance to practice for Win7 with Vista and you'll understand why there are a lot of folks still clinging to XP. There is also a common trend in business to wait until the first Service Pack is out to make a switch - they want to make sure that any initial bugs have already been ironed out.
(My opinion)

If business wait and sit and wait, they are wasting more money trying to keep XP alive and well, then they would by slowly moving to Windows 7

If your programs don't work on Windows 7 then it is time to put some fire under the developer.. or find cheaper or even better programs that will work for Windows 7.

I know in the end it all cost money, but the thing I don't get is that IT departments should have been aware that a new OS is arriving shortly, and they had time to test hardware and programs with Windows 7 beta before Windows 7 came out, and they can still do a 90 day trial of Windows 7 Enterprise. It's all free to try!!


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14 Jul 2010   #32
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dhanushka83 View Post
Ya windows 98 better than XP by resource..But it has less administrative functions can done..Example. 98 cant added to Domain,,,What are the functions that windows 7 has than XP, except bit locker and Vitalization
Now I feel bad for defending you. 7 has dozens of little features all over the place. The thing I notice the most is that it is designed with multi-core processors in mind, so when used on a pc made in the past 3 years its definitely faster. As for a specific feature, Windows DVD Maker, when the priority of the process is changed, is the best DVD burning program I've seen personally. It also is the only version of Windows that can use the newest version of WMP, which has an option that lets me stream music on my computer to another 7 pc on the same network. I can also get Windows Live Movie Maker which is several times better than the one in XP. I could go on for hours.
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14 Jul 2010   #33
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dhanushka83 View Post
Ya windows 98 better than XP by resource..But it has less administrative functions can done..Example. 98 cant added to Domain,,,What are the functions that windows 7 has than XP, except bit locker and Vitalization
Windows XP Home cannot connect to a domain. If that is a requirement, let's go back to Windows NT 4.0 then? It can join a domain.

Windows XP - 233MHz Pentium, 64MB RAM, 1.5GB hard drive space
Windows NT 4.0 - 25MHz 486, 12MB RAM, 124MB hard drive space

So with your logic, Windows NT 4.0 must be better than Windows XP because it requires less resources?
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14 Jul 2010   #34
dhanushka83

Windows 7
 
 

Windows 7 Home also Cant added to Domain,,by name Home it Said not it for enterprise. I know Windows 7 is better, But need to transfer it to according to requirement. If u never used modern features of win 7 it's useless to move Win 7 by wasting resources
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14 Jul 2010   #35
dhanushka83

Windows 7
 
 

Quote:
Windows XP - 233MHz Pentium, 64MB RAM, 1.5GB hard drive space
Windows NT 4.0 - 25MHz 486, 12MB RAM, 124MB hard drive space
no dear, I said Select OS according to requirement. Otherwise wasting resource
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15 Jul 2010   #36
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dhanushka83 View Post
Windows 7 Home also Cant added to Domain,,by name Home it Said not it for enterprise. I know Windows 7 is better, But need to transfer it to according to requirement. If u never used modern features of win 7 it's useless to move Win 7 by wasting resources
Oh, I use all the modern features of Windows 7.

To me, a resource is wasted if it isn't used. If I put 4GB RAM in my system and Windows XP isn't using it then Windows XP is wasting resources.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dhanushka83 View Post
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Windows XP - 233MHz Pentium, 64MB RAM, 1.5GB hard drive space
Windows NT 4.0 - 25MHz 486, 12MB RAM, 124MB hard drive space
no dear, I said Select OS according to requirement. Otherwise wasting resource
You said that Windows XP is better and that Windows 7 uses more resources. My point is that if THAT is your argument for why Windows XP is better than Windows NT 4.0 must be the superior of all of them, right? I mean Windows XP is bloatware next to Windows NT 4.0.
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15 Jul 2010   #37
dhanushka83

Windows 7
 
 

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To me, a resource is wasted if it isn't used. If I put 4GB RAM in my system and Windows XP isn't using it then Windows XP is wasting resources.
ha.. U no need to upgrade RAM to 4GB when u installed XP.......
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15 Jul 2010   #38
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dhanushka83 View Post
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To me, a resource is wasted if it isn't used. If I put 4GB RAM in my system and Windows XP isn't using it then Windows XP is wasting resources.
ha.. U no need to upgrade RAM to 4GB when u installed XP.......
I am a gamer and I run a lot of VMs for testing. Yes, I need 4GB RAM.
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15 Jul 2010   #39
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

As good as Windows 7 is I won't use it. Why: My XP works just fine and has an incredibly small footprint. Plus some of my older software doesn't seem to function on Windows 7 (some not all, some only with patches).

I played around with the RC when it was released but honestly its just too resource hungry for what you get out of it, which mainly eye-candy.

As a Linux user I admittedly may be just a little spoilt too. Plenty eye-candy, stable, no viruses and a ton of software.
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15 Jul 2010   #40
dhanushka83

Windows 7
 
 

When u played games in Windows XP and Windows 7 with 4 GB RAM what is the best and What can u get real performance ? Honestly tell me
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