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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-12 01:20:26
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Poll: Who's still using XP and plans use beyond April 2014


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Me, anyone else?

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-12 01:25:34
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Re: Poll: Who's still using XP and plans use beyond April 20


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Me, anyone else?

Most certainly not.

Without thinking about it too hard the only reason I can think of using XP is that you have some bespoke application that can't run on Windows 7, this may include gamers who like retro games (though most games that work on XP work on 7). Apart from that, can't see any reason at all.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-12 01:46:40
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Me too!

See no reason to buy new PC or OS when one I have is perfectly adequate and runs everything I want. Indeed I still run some Win 95 s/w.

Do have Vista lappy as stand-by, mainly when visiting kids want the PC smile. Still prefer XP over Vista. Have spent years getting to know its secrets.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-12 01:46:52
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Re: Poll: Who's still using XP and plans use beyond April 20


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1. For me I have lots of applications that wont run on Win 7, I have tried a few in a win 7 virtual machine its not as smooth an operation under compatibility mode as I would like and dont fancy xp mode under win 7.

2. Cost for 2 machines of upgrading apps and os.

3. Have just everything as I like it no errors or bugs in XP or apps.

4. XP still good enough for my local NHS trust.

Only thing that worries me is lack of security updates after April 2014.

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Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 10-Apr-12 04:33:54
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I still use XP ,i also have win7 but prefer XP
As for the updates as long as you use a good AV with firewall i wouldn't envisage many problems security wise,

Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-12 06:14:06
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Re: Poll: Who's still using XP and plans use beyond April 20


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I still use XP ,i also have win7 but prefer XP
As for the updates as long as you use a good AV with firewall i wouldn't envisage many problems security wise,


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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-12 07:39:04
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If I wanted to run an obsolete OS then I'd stick with Windows 2000.
Standard User greenglide
(member) Tue 10-Apr-12 09:39:45
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Re: Poll: Who's still using XP and plans use beyond April 20


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I would only consider running XP (reluctantly) on hardware which originally had XP installed on it.

XP seems to have this aura of "this is wonderful" when, in fact, it was really the first of the "almost proper" operating systems which actually worked (sort of)!

While ME and Vista were two major disasters Win 7 actually works and I would never go back (and with a core i7 Sandybridge processor it would be madness anyway)

Many corporate users still have XP on their estates (my employers do as it is mandated by our customers!!!) but are rapidly re-evaluating their options as the support expires.

Just because the local NHS uses XP isnt a recomendation in my eyes - look at the huge NHS IT project that has failed, presumably the continued use of XP is because of this and some rubbish software that hasnt been updated for years which requires XP (normally because of dependancy on Internet Explorer 7 or earlier which isnt supported on Win 7).

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 10-Apr-12 09:42:57
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Given that - by that time the Windows system will be Windows 8 I see no reason to change on the computer which is very happy on XP
Note that it would need a memory upgrade to run Win7 so God knows what it would need for Win8
So I should pay out over a hundred pounds and for what when XP just works
Now if the computer falls over and needs a new major item then that is a different argument.
If any of the major bits failed it would be a complete rebuild as all the parts are obsolete

Edited by Oldjim (Tue 10-Apr-12 10:08:26)

Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-12 09:51:14
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So I should pay out over a hundred pounds
You're going to the wrong place for your memory. Last time I bought some RAM, earlier this year, it cost me £35 for 8GB. It'll be a bit more expensive for an older computer, but nowhere near £100 for a couple of GB. Memory upgrades are a no-brainer and are very beneficial for any computer (excluding those running Windows 98 and earlier).

That's the worst reason I've heard for not upgrading to Windows 7.
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