Windows XP Rides Off into the Sunset

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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    Ian Administrator

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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 :nod:. 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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    Ian Administrator

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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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    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.

    Always clean install ANY OS, especially Windows. :D


    :user:
     
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    feckit 4x4 Cruncher VIP Member

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    What does it mean?
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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

    ;)
     
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    LOL


    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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    Linux Distros basically stay the same but with improvements and different version numbers. And very often with a new silly name like 'Dirty Deborah' or something.

    But there are no fanfares, no marketing campaigns, they're just launched and the most significant improvements are hardware recognition.

    All of which means bugger-all really but it made me wonder if Microsoft had made one original Operating system (let's just say Win 3.1 for the hell of it cos that was the first one with actual 'windows') and then supplied free upgrades from then until the present date would they still be financially buoyant?

    And let's say they charged a straight £100.00 for a Microsft licence for a home user's system with 'free' updates for life.

    Hmm, I just musing, really, don't really know what I'm talking about, lol

    It's only worth using XP for two reasons:

    1) You're desperately skint and can't afford £70.00 for Win 7.

    2) Some older games.

    Hardware has changed dramatically in the last nine years and OS's are built to support current hardware. Linux distros manage it for the most part and Win 7 has matured now to support the greater majority of available hardware.

    Does XP still support all available hardware?

    Oddly enough, seems it does, mostly.

    So what's my conclusion?

    I dunno :D

    Win XP was, in perspective, Microsoft's greatest OS overall in it's history of OS's thus far.

    But it's nine years old.

    Win 7, to my mind, is superb but at only one year old has to gain a few more brownie points to usurp XP's reputation.

    XP is nine years old, it's time to put it to bed.

    Win 7 is very good indeed and in my opinion is easiest the best MS have come up with.

    I wonder how many years Win 7 will be around? Another 9 years?

    So, I is just prattling on, feel free to tell me to hush up :D
     
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    Nope!

    A good argument being IE9 and its use of the GPU to render web pages ... no idea if Firefox's "version" will work as intended in XP, I haven't use Firefox since Linux. Google is playing catchup on that one.

    In my opinion, Microsoft don't really care what the home user thinks or wants, it's their corporate users that are mollycoddled especially if you look at the emphases MS has put into W7 compatibility mode for XP corporate 3rd party/inhouse software.

    Windows 7 has no natively support for the next generation devices based on the USB 3.0 standard. Nor will it support Bluetooth 3.0, you gonna have to wait till Win 8 (2012), so what chance XP. :D


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    Ian Administrator

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    Just to clarify what I meant ;)

    You can buy an "upgrade edition" if you already have Windows XP - i.e. it qualifies as being a valid license... however you'll need to perform a clean install with the "upgrade edition" as you can't perform an in-place update - but I would recommend a clean install anyway.
     
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    Blimey used to go out with her!:D
    Lovelly girl, but could not mention anything on a family forum!!!;)
     
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