Microsoft Windows XP countdown

talmy

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Oct 26, 2009
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Yes, we are going to Windows 7 at work, and I'm dreading reinstalling software. But your Tiger on your iBook isn't exactly supported either!
 
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Gav Mack

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Jun 15, 2008
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XP is so old more like a comparison with Puma (10.1) which wasn't far off 10.0 Cheetah for being a whole heap of pain slow and hurt.

Most of my XP clients are only finally wising up to what's happening now, I expect to be extremely busy till April working most weekends!
 
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OnceYouGoMac

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Aug 14, 2012
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In front of my Mac
I still have an XP desktop at home but I don't use it for anything any more. I haven't used it much since I moved to Mac apart from playing Windows games, but now I have a W7 partition on my Macbook Pro I don't need to use a separate PC. I'm hoping to consign it to the tech scrapheap at some point so I can replace it with a shiny new 27" iMac :D
 
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saturnotaku

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Mar 4, 2013
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I finally moved my parents off XP and into Windows 8.1. I disabled the start screen and set everything up pretty much exactly the way it was with the old OS in terms of web browsers, desktop icons, etc. The only other upgrade was to Office 2013 (they were still running 2000), which they have had no problems using.
 
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velocityg4

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Dec 19, 2004
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I don't really see why it matters if they stop support. With so many people still using it software developers will still support it for several more years. The first thing I do after installing Windows or setting up a new computer is disable automatic updates.

Use a third party browser and anti-virus and you are about as safe as anyone else. I've seen too many computers with the latest updates and anti-virus taken out by the latest virus to think differently.
 
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OSMac

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Jun 14, 2010
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I finally moved my parents off XP and into Windows 8.1. I disabled the start screen and set everything up pretty much exactly the way it was with the old OS in terms of web browsers, desktop icons, etc. The only other upgrade was to Office 2013 (they were still running 2000), which they have had no problems using.
Most moving from 2000,2003 to 2007+ , dread the ribbon.
 
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pommephone

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Nov 27, 2012
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Retiring my Dell Latitude D820 with XP- replaced by rMBP with Boot Camp Windows 8.1.

But my wonderful Canoscan 5000 scanner is not supported in any post-XP Windows, so I had to install VirtualBox on my desktop 8.1 PC just to run the scanner- and it works great!

I hate tossing perfectly good hardware just because it's no longer supported!
 
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