Windows XP no longer allowed on PCs, Windows 7 turns one

By Emil · 49 replies
Oct 22, 2010
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  1. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    A few people and I have just had a moment of silence for Windows XP. May it's legacy carry on.
  2. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Man, I feel old. I remember when XP came out, and was blown away how awesome it was compared to Windows 98. And now, I'm 9 years older...

    23 is so old...
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    "Ah youth, it's a pity it's wasted on the young". (Mark Twain).
  4. I'm not ready to change my hardware to make win7 happy.
    Seems to me after years of development, Vista was a bomb that didn't work out of the gate. Now Win7 seems to be updated version of Vista that works better.
    WinXP is now (9) years old and how many fixes/updates have there been and still coming? How many years before Win7 works?

    The question is "How long will MS allow me to run WinXP?"
  5. freythman

    freythman TS Booster Posts: 113   +10

    I love you.
  6. I dual boot into Windows XP and into Windows Vista. I run Vista most of the time now, but when I installed Vista/XP as dual boot, there were some applications that I had that would not run under Vista. My motherboard died a few days ago, so had to get a new motherboard which I successfully installed over the weekend. I booted into XP fine, it gave me some messages about drivers, I installed some of the new motherboard drivers, re-registered Windows XP online and all was good. Vista on the other hand blue screens on boot, I tried a repair but still no good. There does not appear to be any way of fixing this other than a reinstall. So XP can adapt much better to hardware changes, it seems that Vista does not, this does not seem like much progress to me.
  7. If MS is not allowing it to be bundled, then maybe they can start offering it as a free download, so some of us can upgrade.
  8. Windows XP was at the time in regards to End User Enviroments,the best Operating systems to come out of Microsoft. Windows 7 is considered the rising child of Windows XP, for its extreme capabilites with new & advanced Hardware Acceleration Technologies, increased security features, & its ability to run smoothly on entry level h/w.

    I use Windows 7, & have had years of happiness with Windows XP, so to knock it mate is just not on.

    Enjoy Windows ;)
  9. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Guru Posts: 271

    from the web
    BRAND NEW Windows XP Pro 64 Bit FULL VERSION
    Price: US $109.99 (Approximately AU $112.22) and that conversion rate was the clincher for me
    thank you Mr/s M$
  10. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    I'm exactly the same...My win 7 hasn't had an itch since i installed it a year ago, it's obviously well made...What i'm thinking is that, microsoft might have another problem here. In two or three years time when win 8 comes along, i cant really see myself being eager to fork out £150 or however much for another OS...I mean, if 7 keeps going like this, ill run mine into the ground..just like i did with my xp, which now sits over on another HD, only to be called for MS Flight Sim 2004 and sims.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

  12. f111

    f111 TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Was running the win7 beta and loved it but have never got around to buying the full version, so I still have xp.
  13. 63Jax

    63Jax TS Enthusiast Posts: 84

    although xp was my favorite i don't regret that i changed to win7. RIP XP
  14. But Freecell is so much better on XP. So much faster. It's worth it to me. *serious face*
  15. Well, on my home I use a Pc with a Athlon x4 and a radeon 5870 with win7 and on the job I use a pc with a athlon le-1640 and winxp. All I can say is win7 is good looking and I dont miss anything on winxp from win 7.

    So, win7 is so...........good looking :S
  16. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Yeah i know, i read it in another article.

    I've had it on xp for ages and seen no need to bring it over really. I suppose partly because of how hungry MSFS 2004 is on ram, and how more simple xp is as an OS.

    Now and again you get the BSOD on MSFS, and it's not as scary on xp as it would be on win 7...Something like that anyway lol.
  17. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    I still run XP on my systems. It's just nice and light compared to Vista and Windows 7. Someday I'll switch over to Windows 7 but it won't be until maybe SP2 has been released for it.
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    Hope Springs Eternal.....

    Well, if they follow their 3 year timeline, there probably won't be a "Windows 7, SP-2", because it'll be known as, "Windows 8".
  19. supyo

    supyo TS Enthusiast Posts: 50

    Windows XP will still be going strong 5 years from now. Its old and insecure but its just so familiar to people. I predict it will be another 10 years before its completely phased out. I can't believe its already 10 years old
  20. highlander84

    highlander84 TS Booster Posts: 108   +30

    I still run XP And to tell you the truth I probably will for several years to come. A few reasons. My hardware works just fine with XP and its fast. So if I want windows 7 I must get a new system. Its not that I'm familiar with XP. Ive been on Vista and W7 computers as well. I know where everything I need is at. (My wife's Labtop is vista) I just like the look and feel of XP. It works Just fine and I do not want to buy a whole new computer just for a new OS.
  21. maestromasada

    maestromasada TS Rookie Posts: 92

  22. Micael

    Micael TS Rookie Posts: 25

    I think it's a wise decision to move on with cutting off Windows XP, why waste resources on an earlier version of windows when they could be focusing more on present/future releases.
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    When the activation process was introduced at the release, I think it was stated that at some point, activation would no longer be required. So then, if in fact it's no longer supported and has reached "EOL", then maybe M$ should let it go altogether, and drop the activation.

    That way, all the people that are spouting slogans such as "R.I.P.X.P." can secretly prostitute themselves buy using it because 1; it's a damned good OS, and 2; because it's fun being a hypocrite, as long as you don't get caught.
  24. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    I am using Windows 7 from last one year and never had any problem using older hardware. In fact Window 7 recognize hardware in much faster time. if in the cloud any hardware doesn't work then you can go in compatibility mode and run it.
  25. debunker13

    debunker13 TS Rookie

    Have you ever heard tried installing using compatability mode?

    As far as I've found Windows 7 works just fine with older applications. Have you tried installing using compatability mode? If it doesn't work, which for me it usually does, you can always upgrade to Win7 Pro or Enterprise. With these editions of Windows 7 you have Microsoft Virtual PC which allows you to use Windows XP Mode, a Virtual Machine in which you can install all your applications and even access them through Windows 7.

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