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Users of XP should just Dump it

By Ez_Customs ·
Windows XP was and still is the most pirated software out there in terms of OS. This reason is because well Frankly, the people think the same way I do. XP isn't worth the money to buy it. Okay Vista OG was a flop, but even Windows VIsta Owns XP when installed with SP1 installed from the Get Go.

However I do agree with MS pushing Windows 7. Why? Well becuase in teh 3 years or so I have been using, I myself and all my customers who took the plung, never ounce had anything happen that got in the way. The only ones that did were people who didn't have hardware with Vista drivers available. With this said. MS is doing the right thing, finally in teh what 25 years they have been around. The end users need to wake up and figure out that better technology of course always has a learnign curve, but really 7 is and will always be easier to learn the XP ever was.

Sure Bill Gates Prized OS XP did turn out to be a decent OS, and finally spending 10 bux as I did to get my legit copy was actualyl worth it, but Windows 7 is worth every penny. Stop laggin Wake up and get off XP, IT iS DEAD!

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Windows 7 Pro

by Oreamnos_americanus In reply to Us too...

So what stops these folks from running the critical apps in an XP Virtual Machine? I have scanner I am to cheap to replace and a couple of pieces of software that don't run in Win 7 either. So when I bought my newest machine I spent the few extra beans for Pro instead of Home Premium (which I do run on my laptop). A business should be running Pro anyway. XP Mode in Windows 7 is not even the only way to run XP in a virtual environment, there are several more.

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by seanferd In reply to Windows 7 Pro

Why spend the system resources to run an OS you don't want and a VM on top of that to run the OS you do want? Assuming it all behaves as expected.

Why not just keep XP boxes for applications or hardware that won't run in 7 or Vista?

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Well the easy answer to your question is

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Windows 7 Pro

Not everything works in XP Mode.

By the time you add the Virtual Machine inside the running OS it's so painfully slow as to be not so great compared to the old box that runs XP anyway.


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i dont agree

by danerd In reply to Users of XP should just D ...

just because its new it doesnt mean its better, i always say---if your computer is doing what you want it to do then there is no need for an upgrade.

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by Ron K. In reply to i dont agree

It's just the OS, it's what you do with the applications that counts.

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Lampin' with my *, OG Vista.

by seanferd In reply to Users of XP should just D ...

Won't happen. XP → 7, if I'm going to continue modernizing with windows at all.

A lot of people, and particularly enterprises, have a lot of money invested in software that won't run without kludges, if at all, on 7. Never mind the perfectly good hardware which might not run with 7.

I'd have to say that 7 has got to be the best Windows OS RTM of all time, but it still has some issues, and many enterprises will not deploy until some number of months after RTM (it's called "testing") or until after the first SP.

And if you can't do on 7 what you want to do, and you can do it with XP, why change? I mean, MS put the XP VM capability into the pricer version of 7 for a reason, although it isn't always a good solution.

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by NexS In reply to Users of XP should just D ...

Let's all talk dogmatic!
Actually, I agree, but also disagree.
XP is/was good. It works, is easy enough to troubleshoot(for the most part) and because it's been around for a while, there's plenty of other support and drivers for different hardware types.

I disagree because Vista sucked the proverbial testes. I'm sorry for any offense taken in my language, but in my experience, it's ran terribly slow and just guzzled resources.
Windows 7, on the other hand, is also good. Lots of auto-go-magic bits and pieces. Though the only problem i have is the change of location and how you do administrative tasks, but that's all part of M$'s plan to make money off training etc.

All in all, it's all good.

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That may be true of the Pro or Ultima versions but is the opposite

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Users of XP should just D ...

for the Home Premium version, which is the main one that will be used by the retail user. Also, from a business perspective, you are talking about dumping many thousands of dollars worth of software and replacing (if you can, as much of it does NOT have Win 7 versions available).

If Microsoft hadn't done the 'screw the user, let's change the command code sets again' bit, then they may have had business ready to move on over as they could continue to use their existing specialist business software, but that is NOT the case.

Win 7 is a total screw up in the big business environment, and a worse mess in the Home environment, UNLESS you like have a system that's sitting there and screaming out 'make me a bot.'

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How remarkably

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Users of XP should just D ...

judgmental for an ignoramus.

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by takuya_101 In reply to Users of XP should just D ...

Well reading what you have said is what I see a little pig headed and closed minded, what would you say to a person still using Windows 2000?

While Microsoft had failed for some time to not releasing an operation system within a good time frame, that has nothing to do with needed to upgrade. Just think for a moment you have say five thousand more or less computer systems, an unknown number of servers, all with scripts and applications written all for special reasons and tasks, and your saying everyone should upgrade?

Just think of the time it would take all the Hospitals, Doctors, School's and the Governments to test, trial, deploy and replace there systems, not to think of the time and money needed. (And replacing all the special applications and scripts written for the 2003 and 2000 servers)

Also have you noticed how much Windows 7 talks to the internet, in my four months of playing with Windows 7 I see it as a security risk, yes all the processor might be talking to Microsoft own IP addressed, but the question is what is being sent?

Unless I can access documentation which fully discloses what information is sent to those IP addresses and how to fully disable this function, I don't believe accessing switching to the new shiny thing as the best move.

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