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      17th Sep 2010
On Oct. 22, Microsoft will no longer allow PC makers to install the 9-year-old Windows XP operating system on new machines. But Dell isn't waiting for that date. The Round Rock-based computer maker will quit offering XP as an install option in September.

http://en.community.dell.com/dell-bl...he-sunset.aspx


 

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I'm amazed that XP is still being installed on new PC's to be honest. Whilst it's still a capable operating system, I would have thought that the only need for it to be installed on a new machine would be for companies that only want to manage one OS, but I guess they would use image installs anyway.

It's funny to think how well XP is doing for an OS that's almost 10 years old - it's aged very well . Up until recently I was very happy using it on my laptop and saw no reason to upgrade for the sake of it.
 
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May upgrade my test laptop thats currently running xp pro to windows 7 pro.
Can you buy an upgrade version or do you need a full version of windows 7?

 
 
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IIRC, you can buy an upgrade edition from XP > W7... however you'd need to perform a clean install with it. I'd recommend that anyway, so it's no loss .
 
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'Upgrade' is from Vista only i think.... But i'd say a clean install is the only way to go.

 


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May upgrade my test laptop thats currently running xp pro to windows 7 pro.
Can you buy an upgrade version or do you need a full version of windows 7?
no, you cannot buy an "upgrade" from XP to W7

You can upgrade XP to Vista to W7

Buy Windows 7 home premium 64 bit, if you not got a 64bit ready PC, then don't bother.

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If I Remember Corectly, it means, Ian been talking to too many Yanks


 

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If I Remember Corectly, it means, Ian been talking to too many Yanks


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I'm still using XP x64 and will as long as I possibly can. I hated Vista and in all honesty I find Win7 just too fiddly and around the world to configure.......

 
 
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Nah win 7 is great. Best Windows OS so far.

 


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